At the store I work at, I have started a REVOLUTION!!
It's called an Envelope Accordion Album and it is one of the easiest and most versatile mini albums I've ever made.
It all started when we got in Graphic 45's Old Curiosity Shoppe. Inspired by this quirky line, I wanted to make something a little different.
Here's what I came up with:
|As you can see, this little album allows for A LOT of pictures. Not only to you have the fronts (shown here) and the backs of the envelopes, but each envelope allows for a 5x7 insert...Perfect for journaling or MORE pictures!|
|Once it's all folded and wrapped with fun jute, it's a perfect pocket/purse size album!|
Want to make your own?
This Part is super easy:
1) Layout your envelopes as above, with the first one's opening facing to the right. All other envelopes' openings will face to the left. You can use any number of envelopes to make your project as big or as small as you want!
2) To form your cover, you will remove the flap from the 1st envelope before adhering the 2nd envelope's flap underneath it.
3) Starting with the 2nd envelope, you will apply your adhesive to the flap of each envelope and adhere it to the underside of the envelope to it's left. You will to this same process to form your chain of envelopes.
4) Fold it accordion style and you're done! The rest is up to you-dress it up as much or as little as you want!
I used 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 kraft envelopes by Canvas Corp for this project, but you can use any size or shape. This project is also a great use for all those junk mail return envelopes...they'll be covered so it won't matter what they say!
I hope you enjoy this new mini album and remember...get caught being creative!