Well hi everyone! I know I just had a project up on CropChocolate on Friday and here I am again! That Amber is such a slave driver! 😉 It’s been a fun month on the Design team and I can’t wait for you all to see what the team has in store. I know that I will have a lot of new projects to try out. So, let’s get the October fun started!
This month, we have all been working on mini-albums. You might remember that a couple of weeks ago, I posted a link on how to make envelopes – well, now you can see why! I decided to play around with envelopes for a little “Auntie brag book” for my sister-in-law. I recently picked up some beautiful My Mind’s Eye Quite Contrary (Little Boy Blue) paper from CropChocolate, and I loved the idea of playing around with the theme “Guess hooooo loves you?” It’s a super simple project (you could even recycle envelopes you already have if you don’t want to make your own) and the results are really pretty cute! A little paper, adhesive and ribbon and you are all set! Give it a whirl and let me know what you think! UPDATE – the YouTube video was removed by the company it was designed for. Please see the written instructions below. I will try to create a new video for his tutorial soon.
3. Lay the envelopes down and place fold flap (the part of the envelope that usually folds over a card) on the next envelope. You can either place the flap behind the envelope above it or on top of the envelope above it. This will create different effects. Play a bit with the folds and see how your album will close. You may find that placing the flap on top of the envelope creates a mini-album that is easier to fold, especially with thicker paper.