Post Card Envelope Mini Album

Post Card Envelope Mini Album #Spellbinders #minialbum #DecoArts

Welcome to the Summer Road Trip Partner hop with Spellbinders and DecoArts!  I’m sharing a simple envelope mini album that is perfect for saving ticket stubs, photos and other memorabilia from a vacation that you cherished.

Post Card Envelope Mini Album #Spellbinders #minialbum #DecoArts

This project couldn’t be any easier!  Find papers that you like and a stack of envelops.  Cut the papers to fit the envelope and glue them down.  You can embellish them as much as you’d like.  I kept it simple using a variety of Spellbinder’s newest Sapphire dies, Simple Stories papers and metallic paint and Gloss Varnish from DecoArts.  I was inspired to create this simple craft so I could keep things from my recent trip!

If you haven’t heard about it yet, the NEW Sapphire is an easy to use manual die cutting machine by Spellbinders.  It’s cuts and embosses paper and other materials using dies up to 2 1/4” wide. It has co-ordinating Sapphire™ blue dies.

Post Card Envelope Mini Album #Spellbinders #minialbum #DecoArts

I used DecoArt Metallic silver paint to add just a touch of reflection to the edges of each page.

Post Card Envelope Mini Album #Spellbinders #minialbum #DecoArts

DecoArt has a ton of gorgeous paint options so you can add whatever your creative heart desires!  I’m just using a simple sponge brush to help me add it to the edges.

Post Card Envelope Mini Album #Spellbinders #minialbum #DecoArts

I added a little metallic paint to this stamp and stamped it directly onto the top page.  I thought this gave it a nice cancelled post sort of look.

Post Card Envelope Mini Album #Spellbinders #minialbum #DecoArts

Not only does DecoArt have paint they have this cool gloss varnish too.  (They also have gesso, mattes, lots of things!)  After painting the paper designs that I created using the Spellbinders Sapphire dies P1267 and P1372, I added gloss varnish to give them a nice sheen.  Then I stamped that painted stamp onto them too.  You can have so much fun with paint and dies, can’t you?

Post Card Envelope Mini Album #Spellbinders #minialbum #DecoArts

To finish, I added stickers, lace, brads, flattened bottle caps and epoxy bubble caps.  Create your own mini album using paper bags, envelopes or whatever you have on hand.  To bind it you can punch a hole in the corners and secure them with ribbons, rings or wires.  It’s really all up to you!

 Post Card Envelope Mini Album #Spellbinders #minialbum #DecoArts

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  1. TracyM #6773 says:

    What a FUN & FABULOUS mini album 🙂
    I haven’t used envelopes or bags like this before, NOW I’m thinking that this will be a great project to put together before going on vacation, then I would have plenty of pockets to store journaling, tickets, postcards etc => THANK YOU for sharing!!!

  2. Theresa P says:

    Love the mini album! Great use of the products.

  3. You lucky girl, getting to play with these fun toys! Love your project and the Disney theme. I recently purchased this Simple Stories stack and can’t wait to use it.

  4. Your mini pocket book is fantastic Joy! thank you for the pictorial and all the tips,have a wonderful day!

  5. Julie A. Shearer says:

    So adorable!! I love how you used the silver paint! Thanks for sharing.

  6. barb macaskill says:

    What a great mini!! LOVE the theme and all the little touches you have added! TFS!

  7. I love travel journals! This is a really cute mini album!!

  8. I’m dying to try the DecoArt Media line of paints!

  9. Mary Holshouser says:

    What a great idea to have a small mini with pockets for tickets and such. I’m always trying to find a “safe” place to keep the little things until I can get home and put them in the book.
    thanks for the idea and the directions.

  10. Janet Saieva says:

    Love this! Great tutorial

  11. Peg Adams says:

    I’ve never tried the Media line of DecoArts. Guess I’ll have to give it a whirl. Thanks for sharing your project Joy.

  12. Karen schroeder says:

    I love your mini album! Very cool!

  13. Ann woollums says:

    Love the postcards. Thanks for all the new ideas with the paints. What great spellbinders dies.

  14. So creative, will use products and ideas, definitely. Thanks for participating in the HOP

  15. How did you know that I am packing for WDW!!! I am definitely going to use your cute ideas to make some envelopes for my travel treasures…..and thanks to you, they will be ready to add to my pages when I get home! Cute ideas!

  16. What an amazing and fun album, you shared here, and soo easy to make really beautiful. Wonderful result and thanks so much for the great inspiration here.

  17. Loved the use of silver. Darling postcard.

  18. What a fun album!

  19. Sharon Brand says:

    Fabulous idea, LOVE it….

  20. Thank You for the tips for using paint instead of ink on my stamps, I so far behind everyone else who scrapbooks/card making but the catching up is fun.

  21. Jan Westcott says:

    Great projects, thanks for sharing.

  22. Maureen Murdock says:

    So simple and compact , the design ideas are endless !

  23. Jackie QH says:

    Joy, I really like the mini book? So much color!

  24. Dawn Skene says:

    This is such a great idea – somewhere to put all the little things that you want to save from a trip! Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. Patricia Molnar says:

    Cute little album!

  26. Kate LeBlanc says:

    I love the gloss varnish! So many wonderful ideas!

  27. Very beautiful minialbum. I love this project and the use of the paints in very innovative ways

  28. Carla Hundley says:

    Such a great project,
    would be fun to use
    on a trip!
    Carla from Utah

  29. Jamie Vanskiver says:

    Wow what an awesome idea! Love this! What a fun project to put together with the kids for our special summer vacations!

  30. Love your album. Thanks for the great instructions.

  31. What a beautiful mini album with great decorative fun pieces! Love all the elements you put in, a fab design!

  32. Jean Bullock says:

    Very pleased to find out about the variety of DecoArt products that can be used with papercraft. The mini-album was a great idea. Well done!

  33. Love this idea! Will definitely try this.

  34. I’ve used the paints, the stamps and the dies, but up to now I don’t think I’ve used them all together. Love the inspiration and your project.

  35. Love that whole idea. I’ll certainly be trying to make one of these mini-albums. Thanks for the details.

  36. Gretchen wilson says:

    I love to make mini albums and you have truly inspired me to do another one use the great products, haven’t though about using paint, now I better get started. TFS

  37. Gretchen Wilson says:

    I love, love this little album, I haven’t though about using paint on my stamps and believe you me I love my Deco Art Paints. TFS

  38. Vicky Schmidt says:

    I think the vacation album you made is great. I will need to do that when I take my grandchildren on vacation.

  39. Hi Joy! I adore this mini album!! The addition of paint and gloss is genius! I have a ton of Deco Art paints and never on e thought to use them on my stamps. LOVE the silver metallic edge, too! I am saving your post for inspiration. Thank you!!

  40. I really liked this project, it had an air of Nostalgia for me.
    Very cool

  41. Wonderful projects. Especially like the Disney mini album using envelopes. Great way save memorabilia. Thanks for the chance to win.

  42. Wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing.

  43. What a fabulous project – thanks for sharing

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