Good afternoon friends, followers and passers by, today I have my Papermill Direct DT Blog Post for you. I have a short tutorial for you on how to make an envelope pocket book, ideal for keeping your stamp/digi images, quotes and greetings or for storing tags, ATCs or postcards.
This came about when I had a disastrous envelope run for some wedding invitations. There were quite a lot of wasted envelopes and I didn't want to throw them away so stuck two envelopes together making a page with a pocket on each side. The envelope pocket is ideal for storing all matter of bits and pieces.
Here are a few photographs to show you how I put everything together.
Take two envelopes and stick together front to front as above and below
Remove the envelope flaps leaving a double sided pocket
I covered the front of the pockets with patterned paper, a template was made by placing a piece of card into the envelope and drawing round the top of the opening. Cut out the V shape and trim to fit
This is a fabulous way of using up those freebie paper pads, I slipped a square of paper into the pocket as well as covering the front
Make a cover for your book using thick card, (I used thick card from The Papermill) cover with paper, paint, stamping or die cuts. Punch holes in the pockets and cover then fasten together with jump rings, or with a Bind It All machine.
I finished my pockets with a little distress ink and stamped quotes.
A very quick and easy make, and for me a great way to use my wasted envelopes.