Monday, April 8, 2019

OnStage 2019 Mini Envelope Album

I wanted to create a kind of mini photo album for when I go to OnStage Local in Vancouver next weekend, so that I would have something to share photos in for  my downline who can't attend, or who signed up too late to register. I searched Pinterest for ideas and tutorials, but they just weren't right for one reason or another. Too small, too large, too much work or too simple. Finally, I just decided to come up with my own design, based on our medium envelopes. My design has 5 Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes joined with the flap of one glued to the back of the next envelope. You can adjust the number of envelopes as long as it's an odd number so that they accordion-fold properly with the backing and the front being in the right place. I based the design on the April OnStage Logo:

It has the Flirty Flamingo background and the leafy design, so the closest DSP that I had for this was the All My Love Designer Series Paper. I added in some Crumb Cake and Lovely Lipstick for coordinating colours.

As I mentioned, the design is based on 5 medium envelopes stuck together using the flaps. This gives you 5 photo pockets, and 9 flat spaces to hold photos as you can see below with the album opened up in the photos below:

 This photo shows the five envelopes stuck together, creating the 5 photo pockets and the 5 flat panels for photo displays as well.

This is a closer look at the photo pockets and the five flat panels on the outside of them. The inserts for the pockets are Very Vanilla panels  of 5 1/4" x 4" covered with either a Soft Sea Foam or a Flirty Flamingo panel measuring 5" x 3 3/4". The Detailed Trio Punch was used to add the small punched detail in the front corners and the 1 1/8" Scallop Circle Punch was used to punch out a scallop circle which was scored in half and glued over the edge half-way along the outside edge as shown to make a pull tab.

And these are the four flat panels on the backside. There are only four because the cover is on the back of one of the end envelopes.

Close ups of details on the front panels with the photo pockets and the flat photo panels on the outsides of them, made with the Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies.

Close up of the flat panel on the back in Flirty Flamingo, embossed with the Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder.

And this one in Lovely Lipstick, embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder.

I made the titled cover from a piece of the thicker poster board in a package of DSP measuring 4 1/2" x 6" and glued it on the back of the last envelope in the chain. I covered it in a piece of the All My Love DSP the same dimension and added the letters die cut with a retired die set called Little Letter Thinlits (along with Little Number Thinlits). There is also some embellishment from the Lovely Flowers Edgelit Dies.

The front cover was a 6" x 6 1/2" piece of the same poster board, scored on the long side at 4 1/2" and 5", after covering it with DSP of the same dimensions on both the front and the back . The corners are rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch. Before adding the DSP though, you want to attach it to the row of envelopes by adding strong adhesive to the flap of the first envelope and  glueing it to the poster board on the outside, centering along the edge. 

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List
Glue Dots
Little Letters Thinlits Die
*Little Letters Thinlits Die
Little Numbers Thinlits Dies
*Little Numbers Thinlits Dies

*No longer available for purchase


  1. Ingenious Heather! I LOVE this! You are so creative. :)

  2. Thanks,Susan! Necessity is the mother of invention and all that stuff!

  3. What a cute little album. You are going to enjoy putting pictures into it and sharing your memories.

  4. Thanks, Eunice! Now all I have to do is remember to take enough photos!


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