Bungalow Lane Pockets & Envelopes Mini Album by Amber Mitchell

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Hello crafty friends! Amber Mitchell here on Paige’s blog today to share with you a pockets & envelopes mini album that I created using Bungalow Lane!

The base of this mini album is created from three pieces of chipboard. The two pieces for the cover measure 4.5 x 6 inches, while the spine measures 1.5 x 6 inches. I wrapped these chipboard pieces using two pieces of paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad. I love the pop of color that the blue floral paper along the spine of the album adds. I lined the inside of my album using a nice, mustard yellow patterned paper and then moved on to creating the pockets. The pockets for this book are created from pieces of paper that measure 7.25 x 8.75 inches. I scored on the 7.25 inch side at 3/4 and 6.5 inches, and on the 8.75 inch side at 4 and 4.75 inches. I turned the squares in the center margin of the template into tabs that I then used to adhere the pockets together.

To embellish my pockets, I used two different techniques. On one, I used torn strips of paper to add texture, while on the other I cut a “V” shape out of the center to create a peek-a-boo pocket. To add titles to my pockets, I used the Thickers and spelled out "Love" and "Document".

While creating this mini, I danced with the idea of using it as a personal journal for self-growth. For that reason, I decided to create spaces for future documenting and added these to the pockets. For the left-side pocket, I created five envelopes using Paige’s Envelope cut file. I resized this file in my Cricut software to fit within the space of my pocket.

To fill these envelopes, I took tags from Paper 22 and embellished them using the Cardstock Stickers8-Page Sticker BookFoam Phrase Stickers, and Ephemera Die Cuts.

To make tabs for the envelopes, I added Bird Paper Clips to the tops of each one.

For the right-side pocket, I created three saddle-stitched journals using a mix of double-sided papers from Bungalow Lane. These journals each consist of four sheets of paper in the following sizes: 5.75 x 8 inches, 5 x 8 inches, 5.5 x 7.5 inches, and a 5.75 inch circle. I folded all of these in half, stacked them, and then stitched them together using embroidery floss and charms from my stash for added fun.

To create the title of this album I took the “Chasing Butterflies” sentiment from the Foam Phrase Stickers and added it to the cover on top of a window box I created using a frame from the Chipboard Stickers. To embellish the cover further I used a few cut files from Paige (Layered Flower and Leaves & Rolled Flowers) and layered them along the left edge of the frame.

Along the spine of the album I added buttons from the Chipboard Stickers. I also added a dangle of paper fringe tassels and a Heart Charm for a pop of color. As a quick closure, I created two layered paper straps that I adhered to the back of the album with tape and to the front of the album with strong Velcro dots.

I can’t wait to document my goals, aspirations and happy moments in this pocket mini!

 Thanks for stopping by my post today, I’ll see you next time with another fun project!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, paper clips, charm, washi tape, embellishments: BUNGALOW LANE; Cut files: Layered Flower and LeavesRolled Flowers, and Envelope by Paige Evans

Location: California, USA / Blog: Happy Crafty Studio / Instagram: @bambidearr / YouTube: bambidearr / Pinterest: bambidearr

1 comment

  1. This is absolutely adorable Amber! I love all the tiny charms and how you have two distinct sides wrapped up into a gorgeous bundle of cuteness! x💛


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