Friday, 19 August 2011

How To... Create an Envelope Book

This 'How To' will take you through step by step how to create an Envelope Book.  These are small and can be used as the basis for a Mini-Album, Card or a 'Gift Card' holder.

You will need:
2 x DL Envelopes (must not be the 'self seal' type - you need the old fashoned flap)
Plain/Pattened Paper of your choice
Enbelishments of your choice
Hole Punch
Eyelets, Brads or Ribbon (to create the binding)
Plenty of ideas/imagination

The following Pictures show each step to create the Envelope Book:

Score your envelope at the following measurements from the left edge: 9cm, 11cm (the centre) & 13cm

Fold the envelop in half along the centre line - with the envelope flap inwards

Now fold along the other 2 score lines in the oposite direction

The 2cm center area will be used hold your book together.
Repeat with a 2nd envelope and place one inside the other, this will give you the 'book' with a Front & Back and 6 inner pages (4 with pockets).
Cut plain or pattened paper to 8cm x 10xm to fit onto the Front, Back and inner pages - when you  have a pocket add the paper behind the flap.

Add your embelishments to the Envelope Book.
Once decorated you can then secure the pages together, how you do this is up to you but here are some suggestions...
2 or 3 Eyelets
2 or 3 Brads

I would like to thank Sue Hartop for showing me how to create this Envelope Book.


  1. Very cool will have to have a go some time :)

  2. Thank you for the tutorial Helen. I am looking forward to seeing your photos when you are not too busy. ~Glen~