Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Splitcoast Tutorial: Envelope Album

This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is an Envelope Album - it's a simple project that should be very easy to do with supplies you're already hunkered down with! Lots of options for decorating this little book or filling it with mementos.


We went "out" today and I was not prepared for the emotional toll that would take on me...  so I decided to make my album into a mini coloring book! I work more when I'm stressed, and I think this little collection of images will be a nice and relaxing change of pace. And how cute are these digis?


I have a vast collection of digital stamps, and it is mostly just a collection of tucked away art because I forget to use these far too often. One of my favorite digital stamp companies that didn't close last year (!!) is Tiddly Inks! I sized and printed 15 of Christy's images for my little 8-envelope book. I used 4-bar envelopes, which are 3-5/8" x 5. Such a cute size.


One little shortcut I did take on my album - I skipped the step of gluing the envelope flaps in, since I knew the glue on my image panels would hold the envelopes together.


Christy recently moved her store over to Etsy - I hope you will visit her there! You may not find all the images that I've used here, but if you do see something that you love I hope you'll purchase it and make her smile right back!


Speaking of sharing love - I have felt really strongly that we need to keep supporting small businesses during this difficult time. You all know that I have my own business, which is multi-faceted - this blog is one part of it that connects me to you and to so many other small businesses that are precious to me and to many of you as well. Times are tight - my husband has been without full-time work for the last 7 months, and this is not helping our situation at all... and I know we are not alone in hardship... but if you have the ability to extend a little love to a small business - any small business - please find ways to do that! I do keep a list of my affiliate companies on my blog and try to keep it up to date with sale info, and I have added more companies to the list that are offering discounts at this time - willing to take a loss to stay afloat and also keep their products in your hands and happy mail in your mailboxes! Please take a look. If you can't make a purchase, feel free to share the page link!


Be kind... encourage... stay the course... stay home. Love y'all.
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