Bloom Street Envelope Mini Album by Amber Mitchell

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hey crafty, scrappy friends! Amber Mitchell here on Paige's blog today to share with you this fun, spring-themed mini album I created using the Envelope cut file and the new Bloom Street collection!
With Spring finally in the air and Easter just around the corner, I thought a floral mini album would be the perfect way to document all of those upcoming memories. And since I like to plan ahead, I've made my mini early so that all I need to do now is add photos once the holiday has come and gone.

The base of the mini album was created using the B-E-A-UTIFUL Speciality Transparency Paper. The floral print screams spring while the iridescent polka dots draw the eye in. I also love the idea of using a clear base for this project as it provides a little sneak peek at the inside of the album. To assemble the base, I started by cutting a 2.75 by 11.5" strip from the transparency. I then scored along the 11.5" side at 1.5, 3, 6.5, and 8". When working with a material like acetate, it's important to get a crisp score and crease as it will make bending and folding the paper easier. For decoration, I stitched a purple strip of Paper 15 along the length of the base. To keep the album closed I used a velcro dot, but a magnet or string closure would work just as well.

For the pages of album I used envelopes. Paige has several fun envelope cut files to choose from and I loved the simplicity of this Envelope. It was simple, yet still had character in its shape. I resized the envelopes to 2 3/8 by 3.25" so they'd fit perfectly in the base I created. I then cut 8 separate envelopes from the following papers: Paper 03Paper 04Paper 06Paper 08Paper 09Paper 12Paper 15, and Paper 19.

Once cut, I paired the envelopes together by taking two, lining them up side by side, and stitching them together using a zig-zag stitch and my sewing machine. A zig-zag stitch down the edges of them binds the two envelopes together but also allows them to be folded like pages. I did this four times in total to pair all 8 of my envelopes together.

With my pages now made, I worked on the binding of the album. I chose to use four strands of elastic in alternating colors of pink and purple. I tied these to the spine, making sure the knots were tight, and cut off any excess elastic. Then I slipped the pages in, one pair to one elastic band, and the entire base of the project was done!

Moving onto embellishments, I first started with the spine. I used my Crop-A-Dile to set a purple eyelet near the top of the spine and from that I attached two of the Flower Charms using jump rings.

For the cover I decorated the small flap on the outside of the album. I first layered up Floral Die Cuts and then added a dimensional flower I created using the Layered Flower and Leaves cut file. I finished off the cover with a cute Layered Butterfly Sticker and then moved on to the inside envelopes.

To embellish the inside of this album, I used all of the beautiful bits from Bloom Street. I started with the Floral Die Cuts and added a sprinkle of flowers throughout the entire album. I just love the look of florals! I then used the Ephemera Die Cuts and Cardstock Stickers to add sentiments and character. One of my favorite pieces from this collection are the Layered Butterfly Stickers so I made sure to add those throughout the album as well and they really just tied the whole spring-theme together!

Although I mostly decorated the backs of the envelopes (more room to embellish!) I couldn't leave the fronts of them blank. I used the Puffy Word StickersCardstock StickersEphemera Die Cuts, and the 4-Page Sticker Book to embellish those up as well. I also pulled some wood veneers from my stash and added those to give the album a bit of a rustic look.

And now it's all ready for photos! If you'd like a closer look at this album, be sure to check out this video:

Thanks so much for stopping by Paige's blog today! See you next time with another fun craft!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, embellishments, die cuts: BLOOM STREET; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut files: Envelope and Layered Flower and Leaves by Paige Evans
Location: California, USA / Blog: Happy Crafty Studio / Instagram: @bambismail / YouTube: bambidearr / Pinterest: bambidearr


  1. Love love love this!!! So gorgeous!!!

  2. So, my mind is blown, LOL! That is so tiny and pretty Amber! All the sewing on the envelopes looks amazing and I really love the acetate cover. Two envelopes zig-zagged together is another lovely idea! Absolutely a gem! xK

  3. Oh My Goodness! I made one today in preparation for my 9-year-old granddaughter's visit tomorrow. I have all the parts ready for her to make one herself. It's time for her to learn how to use a sewing machine! She will love this project. It's absolutely adorable! Your tutorials are also very easy to follow. Thank you for sharing all of your BEAUTIFUL projects.


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