Blooming Wild Envelope Mini Album by Amber Mitchell

Monday, April 22, 2024

Hi crafty friends! Amber Mitchell here on Paige's blog today to share with you a mini album that I created using the Blooming Wild collection and a handful of Paige's envelope cut files: 123, and 4.
When it came to creating this project, I decided to combine two of my favorite things: binder rings and envelopes. I'm a huge fan of binder ring albums because they're incredibly easy to make and so much fun to flip through! And I always love including envelopes in my projects as fun, interactive elements that also add extra storage. For this project, I used four envelopes, white binder rings, and some handmade chipboard covers.

I cut out the envelopes and then folded and creased them along the predetermined lines. I did not fold the top of my envelopes down for this project - I left them open so that larger photos or journaling cards could be tucked into them. I used liquid glue to adhere the bottom of the envelopes to their adjacent tabs. I then punched three holes along the bottom of each envelope and set them aside to make the covers.
The covers of this album were made using medium weight chipboard. I cut them to have a width that was slightly larger than that of my envelopes (4 inches). My front cover measured 2.5 x 4 1/8 inch and my back cover measured 4 1/8 x 5 inches. I wrapped these using a sheet of patterned paper from the Project Pad. I then lined them using scraps I had from Paper 18. Next, I added holes to the bottoms of each cover, using the holes on my envelopes as a guide.

I created a few photo mats for this project in various sizes and added them to the backs of the first three envelopes. I also added journaling cards to each envelope. One thing I love about this type of project is that SO many photos can be tucked inside each envelope. Photos can also be added straight to the binder rings themselves to add space and texture between the envelopes.

The final step, and always my favorite step, was to embellish. I started by adding green eyelets to the holes on both of my covers, just to give the project a more finished look. On the front cover I added silver foil corners and a rainbow from the Chipboard Stickers. I layered up Cardstock Stickers and a flower from the Floral Die Cuts around these. Throughout the album I used a lot more of these flowers. On the second envelope, I created a cluster with them by layering smaller ones on top of a large die cut. To this envelope, I also paperclipped on a few handmade paper tassels I created.

Paper 16 features a lot of beautiful butterflies in various colors. I fussy cut a lot of these and added them on nearly every page to drive home the theme of Spring. I love how happy these make the album feel! For some final touches, I added clips from my stash, a bunch of sentiments, and a few tiny flowers from the Mini Flower Puffy Stickers.
I love how this album turned out! I love how the envelopes vary in size and allow for sneak peeks of the other pages, and I just LOVE how bright & happy it looks as a whole! Thanks so much for stopping by my post today!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, embellishments; BLOOMING WILD; Cut files: Envelopes 123, and 4 by Paige Evans
Location: California, USA / Blog: Happy Crafty Studio / Instagram: @bambidearr / YouTube: bambidearr / Pinterest: bambidearr

1 comment

  1. This is so wonderful! I just recently discovered Paige’s site and am excited to do a project like your’s, Amber. Can you tell me where I might buy what I need to fussy cut the butterflies for this? I look forward to following along! Thank you, Jacki


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