After ER and I spent a month an a half visiting family, for her first Christmas I made a few simple mini scrapbooks to commemorate our trip, as gifts for my family. This simple envelope book was for my brother.
To make it: Decide how many pockets you want in the finished mini book. Fold each envelope flap backwards and attach to the envelope behind it. Glue the last envelope to the cover.
The cover is just a piece of cardstock that I cut to slightly taller than the envelopes that I was using. I centered them on top and folded each side up and over. I marked where they overlapped and cut. The enclosures I used came premade but it's easy to make your own.
Punch or cut two small circles of cardstock. Center and attach a metal brad to each circle of paper. Attach both to the cover, as I did with the premade enclosure. Before you fold over the metal prongs of one of the brads to attach it, tie string around it. Then use the string to close it up.
Each envelope has a "page" that was cut to fit inside the envelopes. One side was decorate with a picture and embellished. The ones above are from ER's baptism, he is her Godfather, so that was a very special memory to record.
The otherside I added journaling to and simple embellishements is there was room. These are minimal because I wanted the memories to really be the focus of the book.
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