Fun Tip Friday with Ro Philppsen

We have seen many layouts that use envelopes in many different ways. I myself am completely addicted to, and love it and think that it gives a special charm to ones work. There are beautiful envelopes from Maya Road and there are also stationery envelopes. When used with creativity these envelopes can be a very nice feature on your LO!




So today, I'll show you how to use an envelope on a scrapbook page. This technique will work well when you have lots of travel photos and souvenirs you want to use on a page without taking up too much room in your scrapbook. Here we go!

What you will need:
- A background paper
- Some sheets of color coordinated with the background
- 1 envelope size approximately 10x7 inches (can be Kraft, brown, white), color is irrelevant.
- Punch circle measuring 1,5 inches and 1 inch
- And the tools and glues


Step 1 - The first step is to get the envelope to the size you want. In my case I wanted my envelope in the size 9 x 6 inches. Then I cut the brim of it, opened the bottom, and an open side, leaving him as 6 x 9 "(inches)




Step 2 - Mark off 3 inches vertically and score it.




Step 3 - Now glue the envelope on the horizontal where it was open when you cut it. You should have two sides left open that will be turned into pockets later.




Step 4 - Cut three rectangles from coordinating paper of various colors using the following measurements

1: 6 x 3.5 "(this should be scoring 0.5 ', as 3.5')
2: 6 x 3 '
3: 6 x 6 '

Notice in the photo, you can not see very well, that the first paper has been scored.




Step 5 - And here we begin to cover the envelope with paper. Note that I glued the short end of the scored sheet to the back of the envelope and wrapped the rest around to the front.




Step 6 - And now the inside of the envelope.




Step 7 - With a circle punch, punch a half circle on the side of the envelope.




Step 8 - Cut the following tags:
• 1 tag 5x5 "inches
• 2 tags 3x4 "inches
• 2 rounds of 1.5 '
• 4 rounds of 1 '




Step 9 - Glue on pictures and decorate the tags on front and back.




Step 10 - Now it is time to glue your envelope to your background paper. Note that I glued the back of the envelope (the side not covered with paper) to the page.




Step 11 - The next step is to insert the tags into the pockets formed by the envelope, and decorate the page!



4 comments:

Kaatje said...

what a great idea, i certainly give it a try. thanks for shearing

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sundownerin said...

sooooo wowwwiiiiii!!!