Envelope Gift Mini Album Tutorial

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Last night I looked through all of my mini albums and instantly felt the desire to create another one - I HAD to, OR ELSE! :) Luckily I just designed a new Silhouette cut file called Envelope Gift Mini Album and I had already assembled the base for the picture I needed to include with the cut file design. No extra thinking required, simply add some photos, embellishments, and DONE! Okay, so maybe there was a bit more to it than that, but honestly from start-to-finish this took less than two hours! 

Check out the process video to see how to create this mini album from start-to-finish:

I love how the mini album folds up to create a wallet-looking book, complete with a bow (included in the cut file!).

You know me, I love to keep thread ends long for extra texture and whimsy! I trimmed a few of them back, but left most hanging.

I used my brand new collection with Pink Paislee called Pick-Me-Up - creating with a single collection ensures everything will match perfectly! I slipped in a stamp and paperclip from Take Me Away... shhh!!

The mini album comes with pockets for adding additional photos and what-nots - anything that can fit!

At one point I thought I was finished but then I realized a few backsides of the panels were undecorated so I added a couple more stickers and die cuts and called it complete.

Inside the envelope...

I've added journaling spots topped with photos and die cuts and hand written thoughts.

Another interactive element I added to an already interactive album is this accordion folded trio of photos! It's secured in place with the Take Me Away paperclip I mentioned earlier.

All-in-all this was SO FUN to make! Fast, easy, and memories have been documented - win win all around!

I hope you are inspired to check out my Envelope Gift Mini Album - like the title suggests it would also be a great way to give birthday gift cards, make mini albums to loved ones, and even create pocket letter exchanges!

Thanks for visiting today, means so much to me!


  1. Love love love love love this! LOVING the colors, the bow, the stitching! You AMAZE me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Love the new collection & this envelope album is such a good idea!

  3. I loved this project, for those (like me!) who spent so much time making a mini album, it goes perfect!


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