Sunday, 19 January 2014

Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar envelope album

Hi , Katrina design elf here with another project using the Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar paper collection.

Included in the collection is a page of wonderful postcard style images - 12x12 Lap of Luxury - just itching to be chopped up and used in a mini album, so that's what I have done with this album

For the base of the album I have used envelopes and then bound them in a concertina spine

The way I did this is I took my envelopes, one for each page you want and stick down the flap. Then cut the envelope to size and seal the now open end of the envelope with some Indigoblu washi tape. If you have the correct size envelope handy then you need not do that bit.

For the spine cut a piece of the card to the hight of your envelopes and then score and concertina the card up to form your spine. Glue the envelopes into the folds on one side only once they are decorated.

I used 2 of the postcards for the covers, they are all double sided.

For each envelope page I covered both sided of the envelopes and used a circle punch to punch out a half circle so you can easily pull out the postcard inside. For the page above I used the 12x12 Dazzling delights for the background and then one of the chipboard tags and little round chipboard pieces along with a scrap of the Kaleidoscope paper

This page above has the Mystical Masterpiece as the background and then I used some of the chipboard pieces and the little envelope, which has a little tag inside, and the large tag from the tags and pockets pack. 

This page above has the other side of the Mystical Masterpiece as the background and one of the pockets from the Tags and Pockets pack, you can see the tag that then pops inside. I then added a couple of the chipboard pieces on top.

This page uses the Vivid splendour as the background and the paper buckle from the Tags and Pockets pack which I used with a scrap of the paper and a couple of the chipboard squares.

This page is covered with the other side of the Vivid Splendour paper and then just one of the larger pockets from the Tags and Pockets along with its corresponding tag and then on top one of the extra pieces from the same Pockets and tags pack.

The above page here has the Opulent Sunset as the background and I then used a pocket and its tag from the Pockets and Tags pack. I then added 2 of the chipboard tags as well.

These two pages I chose to leave blank, they are covered  in Dazzling Delights above and then the last page below was covered with Vivid Splendour

Then below we have the back cover which I did put on upside down by mistake but it was a happy mistake as the flowers show up better and I covered the now upside down sentiment with one of the chipboard pieces.

So there you have it my Envelope Mini Album. You could add photos to the pages and then journal on the postcards inside the envelopes or use them for more photos. Which ever way you would like to do it I hope you will have a go with this collection. It is very colourful but Graphic 45 have made it so easy to work with , it is just so much fun to do!

If you have any questions about it please ask and I will do my best to answer them.

                                                                           Katrina x

1 comment:

  1. I really do love this envelope mini. What fantastic colourful and happy paper it is. I have just ordered the vintage cook 12" papers to make my daughter an album with all our favourite recipes and all my hints and tips. Please could you do something to give me some inspiration?