In a beautiful little scrapbook album made simply from 5 Envelopes and a piece of card stock – decorate as wished, add photos and you have one cute and very affordable-to-make keepsake…

You have the front and back covers to decorate with patterned papers and embellishments PLUS there are 10 pages inside too…and you also have 5 pockets into which you can slide more pages or mementos of a trip…

Please read on for details on how I made it plus a link to my free tutorial and this week’s blog candy…

Here is the front cover…

But you can’t really get a good look at what it really looks like from that, so here is a side view showing you the pages and tabs that you use to pull out the 5 inserts…

Isn’t it cute?  I used patterned papers from Springtime Vintage DSP that you can find on pg 15 of the Occasions Mini Catalog to decorate my covers & pages and bound it using the new beautiful Baja Breeze Seam Binding featured on pg 16.

The envelopes that I used to make the pages are Medium Crumb Cake Envelopes and they double up as pockets to hold mementos of trips or events such as a program or a ticket…but I decided to slide 5 more pages into mine and made ribbon tabs so that they can be pulled out easily – I used Seam Binding and Twill Tape and taped on a ribbon loop underneath my decorative papers so that the ends are hidden from view…

Two of my sliding inserts were made using the Top Note Die – this is one of them…

And the other three are rectangular pages like this one…again, it is decorated using beautiful paper from Springtime Vintage…love those patterns…

And I used lots of little embellishments on my pages too including Pearls, stamped Sentiments, the new Vanilla Ribbon Rosettes, various punched shapes and made butterflies using my Big Shot and Beautiful Butterflies Die – I added texture to these butterflies using various Embossing Folders which gives them a really beautiful look, as you can see from my first page below…

I am delighted with how my album came out and now I just need to add photos…

WANT THE TUTORIAL SO THAT YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN ENVELOPE SCRAPBOOK ALBUM? Click HERE to find it in my Project Tutorials section where you will find a printable version too!

Onto this week’s Blog Candy…leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my album and you will be entered into a drawing where one lucky winner will be drawn this Friday morning…

That lucky winner will receive a kit containing envelopes, cardstock, ribbon and patterned papers – everything they need to make one of these cute albums – so be sure to come back Friday and see if you are the winner!

Want a FREE printed copy of the new Occasions Mini Catalog? Simply click here to email me your US mailing address and I will get one out to you FAST – PLUS I’ll include a free Sale-a-bration Catalog too!

You can also view the Occasions Mini online by clicking HERE


Tutorial Tuesday Envelops Memories…
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38 thoughts on “Tutorial Tuesday Envelops Memories…

  • January 11, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    How adorable and functional, what a great little gift for a new grandparent or parent for that matter. Those first cute pics would be stunning in it.
    Thanks for you work and sharing,those of us that need inspiration and help with ideas appreciate you.

    SIT, (Stamp It UP)

  • January 11, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    This is absolutely darling! I can see so many uses for it – a holiday album, a vacation album, a graduation album. Thanks for sharing!

  • January 11, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Very pretty. Love your embellishing and pull-outs. Thanks for the tutorial and blog candy chance.

  • January 11, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    This is so neat! I love the colors! I gotta keep this short as I wasnt to go check out your directions to see if I can really do this before I get too excited over it! I have a friend who is going on a cruise through the Panama Canal and this would be so much fun for her – rather than just scrap book pages which she says she will also make but rarely gets them done. Also, a good excuse for me to get that butterfly stuff! I hadn’t really noticed that paper either! The rosettes I just ordered so I am well on my way! Thanks for sharing such a fun project.

  • January 11, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Oh My Gosh! i love love love this:)
    my fingers and toes are double crossed!!!

  • January 11, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    This is such a pretty and well-done album. I love the elegance of the DSP. Thank you for sharing and for the blog candy opportunity.

  • January 11, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    That album is adorable!! Design, colours, layout – everything!

  • January 12, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Hi Sarah! I just discovered your blog and love it! You have some amazing ideas and tutorials. Can’t wait to try this scrapbook as well as the pincushion jar. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  • January 12, 2011 at 6:58 am

    It is very cute! Thanks for posting the tutorial!

  • January 12, 2011 at 7:32 am

    It turned out so pretty and I really like the colors

  • January 12, 2011 at 7:38 am

    The idea of having a place to put ticket stubs, receipts, and all of those great extras from vacation is just what most of us need. Great project!!!

  • January 12, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Wow this is gorgeous. You are so creative and so generous to share your wonderful project and tutorials with us. I love the colours and the butterflies. Now that I’ve seen this DP “in action” I will have to get some for myself.

  • January 12, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I’ve always loved envelope albums and have been keen to make one myself. You’ve taken it to a whole new level with this one. Gorgeous.

    I love the paper and all the extra detail of the seam binding, embellishments and best of all, the shaped sliding inserts with the ribbon tabs.

    Thanks for your generosity in sharing the tutorial. Can’t wait to try it out.

  • January 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I just recently discovered your blog and after seeing this stunning keepsake, I am SOOOO glad I did! This is just beautiful. I can’t wait to try one on my own. That designer paper just made its way to the top of my “gotta have it” list. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I love when creative artists are willing to share with the rest of us!!

  • January 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I love this!!! Thanks so much for providing the instructions. I am going to try to make one, too. :)

    smithr66 on SCS

  • January 12, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Beautiful album!
    I love the colors and elegant design.

    Gretings from slovenia, Marika

  • January 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

    What a beautiful album! I love the design and the colors that you chose. Thanks too for sharing the how-to instructions!

  • January 12, 2011 at 11:06 am

    What a cute little scrapbook. No one would guess that it is made from envelopes. I sure hope I can do this as I have some Christmas pictures that would look good in this.

  • January 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    This is a great album! I like the colors you chose and how there are many places to put pictures and notes on. Thanks for sharing!

  • January 12, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    This is gorgeous Sarah! So beautifully done. Love that paper.

  • January 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    This album is adorable! I’m always looking for something different to make with my Stampin’ Up! papers and embelishments! Thanks for sharing for the opportunity to win the supplies to make one!

  • January 12, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Beautiful album, Sarah! Maybe I’ll make one and combine it with some homemade coupons for my sweetie for Valentine’s day. Hmmm…..

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • January 12, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    What a lovely album that could be used for any occasion! It is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your awesome creations with us everyday! I truly appreciate all you do on your blog! For me, it is very helpful and inspiring as well! Again, THANK YOU!!!

  • January 12, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    LOVE your album ~ embellishments and all. What an awesome gift this would make for so many different occasions. Have some friends who will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and can see one of these as an awesome gift showcasing their closest friends, siblings, children & grandchildren. Would love to win ~ thanks for such awesome blog candy and as always, your fabulous tutorial.

  • January 13, 2011 at 12:47 am

    You are AMAZING…not only are your projects darling, creative and innovative…your directions are easy to follow. Thank you so much for doing this amount of work so that others can enjoy creating such wonderful things.

  • January 13, 2011 at 8:13 am

    WOW! This is a beautiful booklet. I love the colors, style and versatility. This is a wonderful work of art and functionality!!! I am hoping my name will be picked for blog candy!!

  • January 13, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Sarah, this is so wonderful! The butterflies are so spectacular with this paper! Thanks for your continued generosity of talent and ideas.

  • January 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I love this album…Very elegant! All your embellishments really make it pop!

  • January 13, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Wow Sarah, this is absolutely gorgeous — I would love to win the package to make my own. This is the first time I have been to your blog (sorry). I got the link from the picture in the Stampin’ Addicts newsletter. So adorable for a gift or for yourself. Thanks for offering blog candy and to be honest, I hope I get picked — LOL!!
    Sandi Dailey

  • January 13, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Just gorgeous!!!! Love the color combination and how elegant this looks! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

  • January 13, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I luv it, and if I don’t win I want to buy it.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • January 14, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Hi, I recently found your blog. I was looking for a 3d WOW, so I tried out your floppy scrapbook tutorial. It was so well-written and easy to follow. My fellow sidelines loved it.

    I love your Vintage envelope album too. Its so beautiful and springy. I hope I win it! If not, I will have to make one of my own!

    Thanks so much for sharing your talents and creativity w/ us!

  • January 14, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Love it! You make things look so easy.
    Thanks for sharing such wonderful/cute ideas.

  • January 14, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Just love this little scrapbook. A lady at work is leaving and I think this would be a great little gift to give her. Thanks so much for all wonderful ideas you share.

  • January 16, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    This is fantastic. I can see this idea being used with the inserts being used for each month of a birthday calendar. Thanks heaps for the inspiration AND the wonderful tutorial.

  • January 19, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I love this project. Can’t wait to try it. It’s less intimidating than a complete albumn. Thanks for sharing.

  • January 19, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I love this project. Can’t wait to try it. It’s less intimidating than a complete albumn. I love your paper choices.Thanks for sharing.

  • January 30, 2011 at 5:28 am

    Thanks so much for providing free instructions -its so lovely that you are willing to share how you made your creations.

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