Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday Memories '06 Envelope Mini Book

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.

14 Friends Said:

Nichol said...

What a neat idea. Hope your holidays were wonderful. I'm back online after a week!

The Girl Creative said...

That is such a cool idea. I'm always amazed at how creative people are coming up with such unique projects. And what a great gift too. :)

Thanks for linking up! Hope you have a very Happy New Year!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Adorable!!! :) I love this as a gift idea. Visiting from Kimba's party. :)

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Very clever!

Micah said...

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing...I am going to have a blast checking out the rest of your blog.

Connie said...

What a cute idea, sweetpea! I'll just have to make one to get organized around this place. Nice to meet you...
xoxo,
Connie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is a very neat idea, Katie! Love the use of envelopes!

Lori said...

Thanks for the idea! I'm so going to do this!

Holly said...

Another great idea! Going to use this one too!
Holly

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

This looks so nicely done and would make a perfect gift! What a great idea!

Cha Cha said...

What a creative idea. great joband HAPPY NEW YEAR

Jess said...

How sweet!

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

hopped over from Kimba's... great idea! It looks super!
Happy New Year!
gail

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I love this! I am going to feature this tomorrow on my blog!

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