Hello my crafty friends! Today, I'm sharing a tutorial and a video on how to make this cute new mini album titled "Dogs Are My Favorite People". It's an envelope style scrapbook that I created using one of Lori Whitlock's clever cutting files called 4x4 Accordion Envelope Mini Album (link below).
I used the Echo Park Pets collection (also designed by Lori). It has paper and embellishments for all kinds of pets like dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, lizards, fish, and rabbits. So, it could be a great mini album for ANY pet parent. Or ... chose a completely different theme and make it all about baby, friends, school, family, any holiday, or any season.
Here's what this accordion style mini looks like opened up. On one side there are envelopes that you can store photos and small memorabilia in. On the back side, there are mats so you can add more pictures.
Here's how I made it ...
First, I cut out all of the pieces. There are 4 envelopes, 3 hinge pieces, 2 covers, and the pattern papers for embellishing. I used cardstock for everything except the cover pieces. I used chipboard for those.
Now that everything was cut, I created each envelope by folding the 2 sides in and the bottom piece up. I added double-sided adhesive to the bottom portion to seal everything together, then adhered the colorful embellishment piece to the flap.
Next, I attached the 4 envelopes to each other using the 2.25" x 4" hinge pieces to create a row. Be sure to leave about 1/8" in between the envelopes so that there's room for the fold.
Now, it's time to add the cover pieces to the first and last envelopes. Again, leave a little space in between for the pages to bend.
Once all of the album's base pieces are adhered together ... fold it, making sure to alternate the direction of each page to create the accordion shape. Now, it's time to embellish!
the cover I layered the stripe, polka dot, navy blue print, and the 3x3 card on
top of each other. All the pattern papers are from the 6x6 paper pad.
For the envelope pages, I added cute stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet and die cut pieces from both packages of the ephemera.
For the other side of the
envelopes, I created photo mats for lots of cute puppy dog pictures. I added colorful pattern papers and more embellishments.
Here's a great video Lori made that shows you how to put this project together ...
Below are the links to products used to make this album. Have fun and happy crafting!
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