Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy Purple Scrapbook Mini Album from Envelopes

Continuing on my mini album kick, I made this one about a month ago. I was experimenting with the envelope albums when I learned that my long-time co-worker friend had decided to move to the Maritimes. So, I wanted to make her a keepsake that she could fill with things that make her smile.

I had to put it together quick because I was going to be away (for work) during her last week at the office. I was sad to know that I would not be there on the last day for her send off and to be among everyone gathering to share memories and swap stories.

Anyway, here's the album cover. I apologize for the poor picture quality. They are screenshots from the video walkthrough because I finished this album the night before I had to give it away.

I made the pages using paper instead of cardstock. I made the envelopes using a good quality 32lb paper to see how well it would stand up. It is definitely better than regular envelopes but certainly not as heavy as the 65lb cardstock from Michaels Craft Store. I did like how easily the parts folded and the overlap ridges are less thick than with cardstock.

I used a garden theme in this album because my friend likes to garden and she loves the colour purple. So, green and purple are the main colours and the rest are neutrals: brown and grey. I was going for a fairly earthy/natural feel.

You can see this envelope mini album better in the video on my Vimeo channel, (although I filmed it quickly and at night so it isn't totally top notch itself, but you'll get the idea!).

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