Last week on the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast I tried to explain how to make a mini book from coin envelopes. I failed miserably. So I promised photos instead. Here they are!
OPENING ON THE OUTSIDE
If you want your mini to have the envelope openings on the ouside edge of the page, follow these instructions.
Using No. 1 coin envelopes, flip the flap on five envelopes.
Using the existing adhesive, adhere the envelopes to each other with the flipped flap.
You will have one flap leftover at the end.
Wrap it around the whole book to create a pretty spine.
You have now sealed all the envelope openings.
Cut a tiny slit on the edge of the envelope and now you have a brand new opening to slip whatever you’d like into!
OPENING ON THE INSIDE
If you want your mini to have the envelope openings on the inside edge of the page, follow these instructions.
Add adhesive to the outside of five envelope flaps.
Adhere the five envelopes together. You can just stack them and press down. You will have one flap left over.
Wrap that flap around the album to create a pretty spine. The exisiting envelope adhesive is exposed. You can cover it with tape or paint if you’d like.
Now your mini has the openings near the spine on the inside of each spread.
And here is an example of an album I made from coin envelopes about five years ago:
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