Thursday, November 8, 2012

Envelope Mini Album

I cannot believe my daughter (the original middle child) got married last weekend!  It seems like yesterday she was playing Barbies with her sister or I was driving her to a soccer game.  I took so many pictures on her wedding day and the day before that I am overwhelmed with choosing which ones to use first for a layout - they ALL seem to be jumping up and down, yelling, "pick me first!"  So, for now, I will settle with posting this mini album I created several months back using my Sweet Lou's engagement photos.  If I ever make it back home from Michigan (where I am working for the next few weeks and trying NOT to freeze my very Southern heinie off) I plan to do a video stay tuned.

This mini was made entirely with standard business envelopes that I simply glued together and covered with scrapbook papers.  The cover was made by hand by cutting up a Priority Mail box.

You KNOW how much I love pockets where I can tuck extra pictures and tiny treasures, so of course, envelopes were a perfect choice as the foundation to my mini.  I created flaps, which I added to the end, for visual interest.

I love that the design for this album allows for both small pockets to tuck tags into (on the left)... well as large pockets in between each page. That's a LOT of pockets!!!
In addition to tags, I made a couple of little inserts to tuck into some of the larger envelope pockets between the pages.
An extra large flap closure is a great place to hide journaling or include a "surprise" picture.
When the flap to this page is opened, this is what is revealed...
And the last page...
That's it for today.  But, before I go - I HAVE to (have to have to have to) share one last pic taken by our wedding photographer REBECCA MCCOY - this one of the happy couple (who were married at the fantastic SERENGETI RESORT outside of San Antonio, Texas - it's billed as  African Wine Country - and was as unique and fantastic as my wonderful daughter and son-in-law)
Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Thompson - I love you both with all my heart!!!


  1. I love mini albums. Yours is beautiful!

  2. This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing. I got some wonderful inspiration.

  3. what a beautiful book!! Your daughter is gorgeous and I love the pictures!

  4. This is exactly the type of mini album I have been looking for it has everything! It is GREAT. I was just scrolling through mini albums and happened on here. I am so happy that I did. Now, all I have to ask is do you have a tutorial? If not would you consider doing one? I so want to make a mini like yours! Yes, your daughter is georgous and what a beautiful wedding picture! I was wondering if they were in Africa. Thank you and TFS you wonderful talent. Sandy