Envelope Mini Album by Amber Mitchell

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Hello crafty friends! Amber Mitchell here on Paige's blog today to share with you a fun mini album I created using Paige's older (but still magical) Turn the Page collection and her Envelope Mini Album with Tags cut file.
Since I love all things mini, I wanted to create a smaller version of this cut file. I first began by resizing the cut file as a whole so that the envelope measured about 2x2.75".

I then cut 10 individual envelopes from five patterned papers that I printed from the digital version of Turn the Page. Cutting 10 envelopes allowed me to create two small mini albums that I could add to each side of my book base. I then cut the tags one by one from the leftover paper scraps.

For the base of this album, I created a small, one page "book". To do this, I took a piece of paper that measured 3x7 1/8" and scored along the 7 1/8" side at 3 1/8" and 4 1/8". This will give the book a one inch thick spine.

With all of my pieces cut, scored, and ready to go, I stitched along the edges of each envelope as well as the edges of the album base. Stitching is a great way to add texture to any project, whether it's by hand or with a machine.

Next, I assembled all 10 of my envelopes using a liquid glue and then split them into stacks of five. I then assembled these two stacks into accordion style minis by adhering the envelopes together top to bottom.

Once I had my two envelope minis ready to go, I added one to each inside cover of the base. During this process, I also added a 1" vertical band to each album in order to keep them closed. I opted for a velcro dot to keep these bands closed, but a magnet would work just as well. Sidenote: another option to keep these albums closed would be to use string or twine.

With my minis in place, it was time for embellishments. I created a beaded paper tassel for the spine and attached it using a small, gold jump ring.

For the cover, I layered up a handful of floral die cuts from the digital version of Turn the Page. I also used a few stickers from the 30-page Paige Evans #StickerBook to give the cover more texture and depth. The last couple of steps were to add some fun finishing touches. I created some 3D flowers using Paige's Rolled Flower cut file and added a butterfly die cut to tie it all together.

For the interior of the book I decorated the top layer of both bands to dress them up and draw the eye in. This also hides the closure and helps it to blend in seamlessly. To finish everything off, I lightly embellished the tags using stickers and die cuts and tucked one into each envelope.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll see you next time with another fun project!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: TURN THE PAGE30-page Paige Evans #StickerBook; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut files: Envelope Mini Album with Tags and Rolled Flower by Paige Evans
Location: California, USA / Blog: Happy Crafty Studio / Instagram: @bambismail / YouTube: bambidearr / Pinterest: bambidearr


  1. Love love love this! LOVING the flowers and those envelopes!!!

  2. This is so so pretty Amber !! I love how you made it two sided, what a brilliant design idea 😍 I'm still trying to figure out printing digital so the colours are right. I also bought the entire digital kit of Turn The Page! This is inspiring my dear 💕

  3. What a cute album. Love it. So much room to place pics and journal notes in one tiny space. Thanks for the reminder about digital printing. I sometimes forget all that is available.


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