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I decided to utilize the lovely family themed papers and accents of the Splendid paper line to make an envelope album for photos and a coordinating aperture card.
For the envelopes you start with a piece of cardstock 8" by 8 1/2".
On the 8" side score at 4", turn and score on the 8 1/2" side at 1" and 7 1/2".
Burnish all score lines and snip on the 4" score line up to the cross score line (1")
Fold one side of flaps in and secure (I would use Scor-Tape but I have run out and need to get some more)
Fold the other side flaps over and secure to make the open ended envelope.
To bind the envelopes together cut a piece of cardstock 6" by 1 1/2" and score at 3/4" on the short end.
Burnish the line.
Use the strip to connect the envelopes together at the closed end.
Decorate the envelopes as you wish.
For the cover cut a piece of patterned paper 6 1/2" by 9". On the long side score at 4" and 5".
Attach the cover with Scor-Tape.
Decorate as wished and I added a Belly Band with a matching rosette to hold the album closed.
This is how it looks closed.
I then created a very simple aperture card with a Spellbinders die used to cut the window in the card.
Decorate the card as desired.
View from the side.
The set together :)
Now this is a very versatile album, it would be a perfect gift for a scrapbooker to store photos in to take to a crop or for a new Mom wanting to carry lots of new baby photos in.
I hope you enjoyed it and be sure to leave me a comment to be in with a chance of winning and then hop over to Cristine's blog to see her superb project!