Sunday, May 3, 2009

A little tutorial

Good morning. Today I have the tutorial I posted over at Sisterhood of Scrap last week. I was so thrilled to be a Guest sister for the month of April. They are definately a great group of ladies. So if you didn't get over there to see my tutorial here it is. It's a quick and easy envelope book. I used the new Chatterbox paper. I hope you like it.

Materials needed:
3 envelopes (mine are regular invitation envelopes 4.25x5.5, but you can use any size)

Take your first envelope and open the flap and glue it to the back of your second envelope. Now glue the second envelope's flap to the back of the 3rd envelope. Here are front and back views of how it should look:

Now, cut patterned paper for the back of your book (the side that doesn't have the pockets is the back) and adhere them to your book

Next you are going to cut patterned paper for the inside. I cut them a little smaller to leave room for my pockets. Make sure when you glue them down you don't glue over the pockets. You'll want to make inserts for them later

Next, you need to cut two triangle pieces for you the flap of your book. I just eyeballed this. Adhere them to your book

Now you need to make your inserts. You can see mine poking out of the pocket with a little ribbon tab. I also slipped my ribbon under the patterned paper of my book so I have a tie to hold it closed. You could also use magnets or just leave it opened.

Just embellish and you are done. I left mine pretty simple because I'm not sure what I'm going to use it for yet!

If you do this little project I'd love to see it.

If you are looking for another tutorial you can head over Cuttlebug Challenge Blog's "Spa Retreat Weekend" Celebration. One of the ShortCuts design team members has a fun little project up there.

Well enjoy your Sunday. I'm hoping the weather cooperates as we are having outdoor pictures today. See you soon!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

wow, so cool!!! I wil have to try this one