Mini albums have been my go-to scrapbooking outlet recently. I feel like with not as much going on this summer, mini-albums are the perfect outlet to get to use my supplies without having to do a whole involved album. It’s been great. This week, I gave an “envelope” mini album a try, and it worked out so well!
The process of making the mini-album was super simple. I opted to use custom envelopes/liners that I cut out using my Cricut Explore Air 2. But, you could easily use any set of envelopes that you have around your house. I do recommend that the envelopes be a consistent size, and it helps set the tone for your album if they are already colorful.
To create the base of the album, all you have to do is stack the envelopes together. You use a strong adhesive (I opted for my Adhesive Tape Glider), and attach the top flap of the first envelope, to the back of the second envelope. You continue that pattern until you have all the envelopes attached. This creates the pages, and you already have cute pockets ready to stick in all kinds of goodies!
Once the main portion of the book was put together, I decided to use a beautiful glitter cardstock to create the cover. I roughly measured the sizes of the front cover, spine, and back cover. Then, using my scoring tool, I carefully folded the sides and adhered the cover to the rest of the book.
After the cover was on, it was all about embellishing! This was a super simple project, but definitely made me feel like a crafty pro. I hope you are able to give it a try as well!
Keep it creative,
-The Scrappy Wife
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