Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A2 Envelope Album

A2 envelope booklet from Paper Source. My mom has a tradition of making scrapbooks to celebrate milestones in people's lives. She asks that person's friends and relatives to write a note and send a picture to place in an album. It's always such a surprise to get a note from a friend that you've lost touch from.

This project could be used similarly, with friends gathering notes, photos, and mementos. Or to collect mementos from a single vacation.

Directions from Paper-Source:
"This easy to make book is a handmade and personalized way to organize all of your small odds and ends. Each envelope page can hold something different such as- "to do" lists, stamps, tickets, coupons, and business cards.

step one:
Choose your envelopes. You will need an odd number, anywhere from five to ten. We have used an A2 size here but, almost any size side-opening envelope will work.

step two:
Using a glue stick, adhere the envelopes together by placing adhesive on the inside of the flap of one envelope and using a bone folder, burnish it to the front of the next envelope.
step three:
Fold the pages accordion style, making the pointed flap of the first envelope the cover of your book.
step four:
Add a ribbon closure. Cut a small opening the width of the ribbon on both sides of the last envelope and run the ribbon through.
step five:
Using labels and colored gel pens indicate the contents of each envelope "page". Fill with all your odds and ends, fold up, and tie the ribbon closure to keep everything safely tucked inside."

1 comment:

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

What a cute idea. I'm going to have to think of a reason to do this.