Monday, December 3, 2007

Directions to Envelope Book



  • 12x12 package of Simply Scrapin “Secret Garden” kit.

  • 12x12 inch Cardboard

  • 7 -10 matching envelopes (my envelopes measured 6 5/16 x 4 7/16)

  • Brads

  • Wild Wasabi Ribbon

  • Journal Pen

  • Sticky Strip adhesive

  • paper cutter or scissors

  • bone folder

  • Dimensionals

  • Patterned paper

Cut your cardboard in half to measure 2- 6x12 pieces. Score both of the cardboard pieces at 55/8 and 63/8 to make the spines of your book. Bend at score lines.

Cut one sheet of 12x12 Always Artichoke textured card stock from the kit in half to measure 2-6x12 pieces. Tape card stock to cardboard bending card stock as you tape to cardboard. Repeat for second piece of cardboard and card stock. Lay both pieces on your table and overlap the pieces, place your envelope in the center and close the card stock around envelope to see where you will need to tape the cardboard pieces together. My book's center back measured 6 7/16. Use your sticky strip tape and tape together. Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper 5 9/16 x 6 for the inside 1st page and last page. Cut a piece of textured Groovy Guava card stock 6 3/8 x 6 for middle page. Cut a piece of Old Olive textured card stock to measure 12x5 for your inside 1st page journal. Score the old olive piece at 3 15/16 and again at 8. Fold on score lines.

(In the process of writing the directions...I will be taking step by step pictures also.)
My other Envelope book-


  1. Thank you! I showed it to my customer today and she is ordering supplies to make two. She is using them as a "family file" to help her two sons keep track of her husband's 12 brothers/sisters and families. Happy stampin!

  2. Ohh...thanks I have been checking your blog for this project I cannot wait to make one!