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Well, I can't really tell you allllll about me! LOL. But I can tell you that I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and Christian. And I love scrapbooking, card making, painting, and altered art.  I love to coordinate parties with themes and come up with new ways to incorporate paper art into them.   I enjoy working with my hands and making something out of nothing.  It's such a wonderful thing to know that there are so many beautiful women out there who share the same passion for this hobby....ART! that I do. I draw inspiration from everything around me and from people like you! So, let's get scrappin'!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Oh What to Do With So Many Envelopes?? Mini Albums!!

Hi all:

Some time ago, I found a stash of envelopes that I must have had for years and years and years.  I must have been 'saving' them 'just because.'  They were just a mixture of envelopes in different sizes.  There were even coin envelopes in there.

So of course, I decided to make several quick envelope mini albums using the coin envelopes and also any scraps of patterned paper that I have around; because I've got to use em up! LOL.  I used the same design that I used for the mini album that I gave (or she stole! LOL) to my BFF several years ago.  And because the coin envelopes are so small it didn't take a lot of paper to keep the consistency going on each page.

I'm thinking that they'll make cute little stocking stuffers for my nieces.  More stylish than a plastic photo album right?

I used six coin envelopes to create this little album.  One sheet of card stock was used to create the little tags. The edges of the envelopes were distressed with TH ink; including the tags.  Lucky me, I even had enough brown ribbon, which I always seem to run out of.  So, altogether this little mini packs a punch as there are 12 pages and six tags for photos or journaling.  Love it!  Plus, I thought it would be cute to make a little chipboard box to sit the mini album in.  That way it could sit on my desk or a shelf if I decide not to keep it in my purse where it would definitely get crushed! Haha.

More later...


Wendy McCarthy said...

This is so sweet! I'm sure your nieces will love the little albums! Spotted this on MIM xx

Sharon Sutton said...

Cool idea to use up your stash.

Mary J Scrapper said...

This is cute. I have a whole box of coin envelopes I plan on doing this with one day.

Loz said...

Fantastic album Renee.. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Kerry said...

Stunning mini album, beautiful colours...saw this on MIM

Lexie said...

I love this...so pretty. Great idea for a gift.

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

jane stillman said...

Such a pretty project, would make fab presi's. Thank you for joining in the Scribble and Scrap challenge, good luck