Saturday, 20 March 2010

Happy Birthday Rebekah!

Happy birthday to Rebekah and happy Saturday to everyone else! I've a little envelope book for you to try, to store little photos, tags, journaling or memorabilia.

So here goes: you will need 10 x money envelopes (6.5cm x 10 cm), cardstock weight double sided papers , like Basic Grey, Bo Bunny etc. Ribbons, hole punch, inks and stamps to decorate.

Cut a strip off a sheet of the pattern paper measuring 7cm. Measuring from the left score and fold at 8cm, 9cm, 21cm and 25cm.

Ink all edges and corner round the right hand corners.

Decorate the envelopes with some stamps and ink the edges - I have used a text stamp , but any background stamp will work. Tuck in the flaps or trim off if you prefer. Put a strip of double sided tape down the middle of each envelope and layer them up, making sure they all have the flap at the top.

Turn the strip of paper so you have the rounded corners at the top and stick the envelope stack in the section that measures 10cm. So you should have a flap of paper above and below the stack.
Fill each envelope with a tag, a photo measuring 6.5cm x 9.5cm. Decorate to suit your papers and photos.

You can now decorate the cover to match your photos, paper etc.. You can also use a magnetic snap or velcro dots to hold the mini book closed.

I hope you all have a great weekend blog hopping! Thanks for hopping onto my blog and I hope it has given you some ideas.

If your looking for more inspiration pop back to Rebekah's blog ; I know there is plenty around this weekend. Thank you Rebekah for asking me to join in.



rebekah22 said...

Love it Lorraine. Looking forward to having a go at this :) Thanks for joining in x

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Cute :D I keep looking at money envelopes and tryingto think of a use, will have to get some now :D
Julie xx

misteejay said...

What a fab idea - thanks for sharing.

Toni :o)

Natalie said...

oooh what a good idea! thank you :)

n xx

Maria McPherson said...

Oooh! Lovely... now where are those envelopes??? I need more hours to play :-)

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Great idea for a little book Lorraine!


Tracie said...

fab idea and looks great!!

tea_bag said...

fab idear one to try have bookmarked to try as soon as I can get items needed