Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a mini envelope album I created using the Quilling For Scrapbookers Kit and the Carta Bella patterned papers from the Hope Base Kit. I am a tactile crafter. I absolutely love the feel of paper in my hands. If you haven't tried quilling, which involves rolling thin strips of paper into coils and pinching them into designs, I highly recommend it! The quilled wild flowers and leaves I created to embellish the cover of my album are basic beginner level forms that are not difficult to make. I really enjoyed the quiet process. The Carta Bella papers that I chose to create the envelope pages for the album are textured, so they're fun to touch as well!
Once I created my quilled design, I secured it to the album cover along with additional embellishments from the Blooming Add-On Kit and the Berry Basket and Leaves of Grass Ephemera Packs.
I decided to showcase some of my favorite flowering trees and shrubs from around my yard on the inner pages of this album. I included photos of each plant, die-cuts, and vellum stickers on each individual spread. I tucked a journaling card inside each envelope that details my thoughts about each flower and some specific information about each plant.
The beautiful floral prints on the patterned papers were the perfect backdrop for my photos. I really love the vellum butterfly stickers included in both of the ephemera packs. The stickers blend seamlessly onto the album pages. I wish there was a way to capture scent in an album because these blooms smell absolutely amazing.
I used a 3 5/8 " x 5 1/8" template to create the envelopes from patterned paper, which used slightly more than a half sheet of 12x12 patterned paper for each envelope. The album has pages made using 4 envelopes. I cut an additional 3x5 inch piece of patterned paper to cover an envelope flap that covered the binding and overlapped onto the back of the album. I added an eyelet to the front and back covers of the album so that a length of ribbon could be used to keep the album closed.
Clique International Supplies:
Quilling for Scrapbookers
Hope Base Kit
Blooming Add-On Kit
Berry Basket Ephemera Pack
Leaves of Grass Ephemera Pack
Non-Kit Supplies: Eyelets