Thursday, August 9, 2012

LESSology challenge #17 ~ Fun with Envelopes


Hello friends, today's project is for 


I am sure you have tons of these in your mail box every month


I decided to make something pretty out of these...
fold them this way, kind of have a longer end and a short end
trim both ends so you have opening on both sides


I used double-sided tape on the shorter side


and stack all 6 envelopes together, you should have a flip book with lots of pockets at this point


side view......


when I started this project, I have a mini album in mind, but along the way, a little girl named Dolce said: "I wanted a mini book just like that, so I could put all the poems I wrote in the pockets".
Now I have to toss the mini album idea out of the window and Dolce has a say on the patterned paper used on this project


cover all the pockets and envelope with lovely paper


you should now have a pretty book with lots of pockets



last step is to make the chipboard cover front and back, embellished it


Done! Now this is officially a "Dolce's Poem Book"


Hop over to LESSology to see what the creative team had line up for you

Details for our wonderful sponsor for this challenge 


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18 comments:

Shahrul Niza said...

Delightful mini album, Kirsty!. I love its simplicity and the whimsy colors. Hugs.

Elborgi said...

wow thats fantastic idea great
elma

Linda R said...

I am loving what you did with your envelopes my friend. So creative and beautiful..

Hugs~

Dora said...

Wow love your project!!!

Sharm Nidyanandan said...

Love what you did with those envelopes!! Sooo gorgeous! :)

Ros Crawford said...

You know I just adore these little albums/books and your creation is beautiful!! I love the papers you used and the front is so very pretty ... what a lucky girl Dolce is!
And Yes Kirsty ... we would spend a lot of time together if we were nearer ... but you are close in thought xxx

Lynnda said...

SNAP!!! Kirsty... we think alike!!!...he he ....I really love what you did with those envelopes..This mini is totally beautiful... great pp used too hugs..xoxo

jacirascrap said...

Dolce deve ter ficado muito feliz com seu livro de poemas!! E eu amei a ideia, a capa também tem muita beleza!

sandi said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Love this! So pretty my friend!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is JUST GORGEOUS Kirsty!! I loveeeeeeeeee how you made an album out of envelopes!!!!

Sylvia said...

What a fun, quick, and beautiful mini album, Kirsty, love it and I know Dolce does as well! Hope you are enjoying the day!

Angi said...

Gorgeous! Love how you made this!

Sue Lelli said...

Kirsty, what a FABULOUS repurposing of those envelopes! What a GORGEOUS keepsake!

Glenda Atkins said...

Love what you did with those envelopes, so creative, you are a wonder! Beautiful finished project! wow!!
glenda xx

Audrey Pettit said...

Brilliant and gorgeous!! Dolce is one lucky girl!

Ira Huberts said...

If that isn't a fun envelope book Kirsty, lovely papers, beautiful work!
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Stella said...

A wonderful and gorgeous way of recycling. The papers mad eme sigh and that flower is stunning. Something siople as envelopes turned into a precious keepsake. Wow!

lauren bergold said...

two words: AWE! SOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (seriously, this is BEYOND amazing!!!0 ♥