Souvenirs Envelope Book
An envelope book in order to keep all the little souvenirs of the year.
Choice of the Theme (here Guardian Angels)
I discover that a guardian angel belongs to each month of the year, perfect theme for the new year.
12 envelopes 9 cm x 14 cm, I printed each with its monthly angel.
The camel color envelopes highlights old paintings and liturgical icons.
Cut the paper that exceeds from the flap of each envelope.
Make an accordion in drawing paper.
Height = envelopes height
Width = 1.5 cm per fold
Number of accordion = number of envelopes + 1
Glue the back of the envelope on the right side of the accordion.
The accordion is not glued to leave place for the envelopes to be filled.
Cut 2 covers in cardboard, envelope size + 4mm in width and height.
Decorate as desired. I glued black fabric on the cardboard and with my Silhouette I made a stencil to apply gold paint.
Glue 3 pieces of ribbon on the first accordion.
Glue loosely the other ends on the last accordion (I left 2 cm for the spine).
Warning: the ribbons are not glued on the spine and they must have the same length.
Page & Cover Assembly
Glue the first accordion and ribbons on a cover.
Do the same with the other cover.
Cut 2 pieces of card stock (same size as the envelopes) to make end papers (and hide the assembling of the book).
(Your souvenirs under the protection of the guardian angels – Merry Christmas and Happy new year) – (Done with my hands from the bottom of my heart)
I wish you a very good year.
May this book being filled only with good souvenirs!