Friday, December 27, 2013

Envelope Book

Envelope Book made from small manila envelopes.

Cut open the bottom of the envelopes. 
Also remove envelope flaps if desired. (I did)
Stack several envelopes together. Fold the
stack of envelopes in half and sew a pamphlet stitch
binding down the center. (on the fold)  Now you
have a pocket in each page.

Add tags or smaller pages inside the pockets.

I punched out circles and adhered them to some of 
the tags inside the pockets.  I punched half circles at
the edge of each pocket, making it easier to pull out
whatever is inside.

Collages created for Elizabeth...
knowing her fondness for rust.

Sharpie marker, watercolor, assorted papers,
fabric and stitching were used for page 
embellishments and images.

Hope you had a holiday full of
family, friends, and lots of fun!
Wishing you a wonderful and
prosperous New Year!


  1. What a beautiful and creative book!

  2. I saw the tiny icon on my sideboard this morning and thought HMMM! I absolutely adore my lovely envelope book.

    As I told you before, I love the way you made circles so the "tags" inside were easy to remove. Look for me to copy that. After all, imitation is the greatest form of flattery.

    It is all so beautiful and I adore all the media you used on it. This is a TRUE mixed media book.

    May I share a few of the pages on my blog? You know you'll get credit.

    And once again, thank you beyond belief for this wonderful, over the top gift.

  3. Beautiful book! Thanks for sharing how you created it. Happy New Year a little early!

  4. Great idea for using envelopes! I'll have to remember that.

    Happy (almost) New Year!

  5. What a sweet book/journal. Would be easy enough to make, too. Clever idea. :)

  6. Wow, can you imagine an entire shelf of these manila envelope books?! What a great idea. I love that you added circles as pull outs! You could make big envelope journals and small! I would probably keep the flaps to close them with.

    Now... finding used manila envelopes at the office in different sizes.... EASY!


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