Lately, I have been obsessed with my Mini Envelope Punch Board and making tiny little envelopes for happy mail projects. But I decided, there is no reason I couldn’t add some happy little envelopes to a scrapbook layout too!
To begin with, I created a 3 x 4 envelope from a paper in the 6 x 8 Horizon paper pad, using the directions on the punch board. Then I created sixteen smaller envelopes at 2 x 1, using some more papers from the 6 x 8 pad and some of my 12 x 12 paper scraps. I tried to get at least 1 or 2 from every color but I kept to the more solid patterns rather than the multi-colored ones so that I could create my own rainbow of envelopes.
Once I had all my envelopes created, I played around with their order and what background I would put them on. I didn’t want anything too colorful to distract from the rainbow I was going to be creating! In the end, I chose Paper 20 because it was a subtle pattern without color that didn’t fight with everything else going on in my layout.
I wanted a few of the envelopes to stand out, so, from my stash I created a custom sequin mix to perfectly match the colors in the Horizon collection. Then I cut small pieces of white tulle and used my sewing machine to stitch around the open point of my envelope, creating a pocket to add a few sequins to before stitching the pocket shut. Then I could fold up my envelope flaps and glue them in to place with my hot glue gun. I added some craft foam to the back of my shaker envelopes as well as my larger envelope that houses my photos.
Before glueing everything into place, I added some bunched up thread in matching colors behind a few of the envelopes, filling in any of the larger gaps created when I glued down each little envelope.
I glued my photos into the larger envelope and then created a title on top by using a word from the chipboard sticker pack and the Thickers. Then it was time to embellish using die cuts, florals, and stickers, using the tone-on-tone method. I added my journalling to a cut apart piece from the 6 x 8 paper pad and tucked it into one of the envelopes and called my layout done.
Here’s a quick process video to show you exactly how this page came together.
I would probably add sequins to everything if I could, I just love how sparkly and fun this page turned out!