Monday, June 15, 2020

Envelope Album Tutorial by Gayatri

Hello!  Gayatri with you today sharing a tutorial for the envelope album made as DT Inspiration for June. Here is the album I made:

This is a long tutorial with lots of measurements. I have made a video of the tutorial too. I hope you enjoy it.

Materials required:
Envelope punch board, 12 x 12 inches cardstocks, scissors, glue, a scoring board.

The main envelope is box type measuring 7 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches with 1/2 inch depth. 
  • For this take a square card stock measuring 10 3/4  x 10 3/4 inches. 
  • Make the first punch at 4 3/8, score, and second punch at 5 inches, score. 
  • You will not be able to score completely since the paper will hangover beyond the board. (Don't worry, that will be taken care of when we punch and score all sides. )

You will end up with two parallel score lines like this:

  • Rotate the paper 180 degrees and score and punch on the opposite edge. 

  • Now reverse the cardstock and follow the same steps as above. 
  • Repeat on all four sides. Snip off all the corners.

  • Fold and burnish all the creases. 
  • You have the main box envelope measuring 7 1/2 inches x 5 5/8 inches. 

  • For the two side envelopes, take two pieces of cardstock measuring 9 1/4 inches. Punch at 4 3/8 and score. Follow the scoreline, and punch and score on all four sides.
  • Fold and burnish all the fold lines and you will have two side envelopes measuring 6 1/4 inches x 5 5/8 inches.

  • Cut off one of the flaps from the 5 5/8 inches and attach it to the matching side flap of the box envelope. 

  • Repeat for the other side also. You will now have the album ready.

  • You can decorate and add pages and pockets as you wish. 
Here is the video tutorial for the album. I have shared how I added the pages also.

We always trim the pattern paper 1/8 inch less than the size of the card stock. But when you are decorating the triangular flaps of the envelope, the measurements are different.
  • Measure from the base of the flap. Here we have 5 3/4 as measurement. 

Take a square piece of pattern paper measuring 5 3/4 inches and cut diagonally. You will have two triangular pieces of pattern paper. 

Mark with a pencil on the corners where you need to trim.

Trim the edges and you have the layer for the flaps.

That was a long post with all the details. I hope you all found this tutorial helpful and give it a try.  Till next time, stay safe and craft more.