Monday, August 27, 2012

Envelopes to Mini Album

 I'm feeling a little bit country...and a little bit rock and roll!
 In mini album form that is.

 Upcycling with LESS-ology
 Yes envelopes.
We all have them so why not use them right!

Here's the beginnings of my Country mini album...
 Three envelops, a product of online craft shopping.
The big one is a bubble envelop and I thought it would be fun to use it as a squishy cover.

Opened up the big envelope, cut one side off and folded it in half.
The two little ones were just simply folded in half so that the opening became a pocket.
Dressed it up with pattern paper, die-cuts, stamps and that was it!!!

 Here's a look at the inside
(Warning: Picture heavy)

 Inside cover

First page
 Hidden in the pocket on the right

Middle page
 My favorite spot in the mini

 Last page
 What's in the pocket on the right

Back cover
 The little tab

 Did you catch my favorite spot in the album?
It was all about this AWESOME stamp set
"Vintage Notes" by Tami Mayberry
 This one is a must have! Used five of them in this one project and it was the only stamps I needed!
Check it out HERE...Along with all of Tami's other amazing sets

14 comments:

My Crafting Channel said...

Beautiful. Love the colors and pattern papers you used.

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Shahrul Niza said...

Lalo, this mini album is ALL awesomeness!!!. Colors are great, love the detail notes in it, the stamp is perfect for any journals, I'm all giddy to have seen this beauty!. Thank you for playing along with us @ LESSology!. Hugs.

Kara Lynne said...

Such a great album, Lalo! I'm so impressed with how you used the envelopes. I would never have guessed if you didn't show them. Love the pockets, the papers, and the stamps!

yyam said...

Oh my goodness! This is gorgeous!!!!! I love how you used those envelopes to create this fabulous album. Fabulous work!

Thanks for playing along with us at LESSology! :)

Annette said...

wow this is awesome...what a fun idea...love it

Lyndal said...

LOVE, LOVE your album Lalo - 'specially your favourite spot :)

cotts said...

Love it all and especially the idea of the "squishy "cover - loll love bubble wrap!! Well done tfs

~amy~ said...

i love it!!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful album, Lalo! I love how you upcycled your 'shopping bags'!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a cute and pretty album, thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

RiNNE said...

You are über talented! Love how you up cycled those envelopes!! Such great elements!

Linda said...

Very very cool. Love the transformation of the envelopes! Thanks for joining our challenge at LESSology this month.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How did I miss this post!?!??!?!?! I am IN LOVE with this!!!! I love love love love the colors and loving how you put it all together!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology!!

Hank hendricks said...

like the pattern paper you used...and the way you up cycled these
Gift Card envelopes.