i love you | DIY Envelope Mini-Album


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Letter writing is one of my favorite ways to document. I write J love notes all the time, and then I make him things to hold those notes. This DIY Envelope mini-album is one of those things.

Date Made:

August 2013


Long envelopes are bound together with wide neon pink washi tape. I kept it simple with some stamping in neon pink and black ink.

Notable Parts:

Envelope books are simple to make and a great gift to give to a friend who might need a little pick me up.

This technique can easily be translated to any envelopes (just bind along the side opposite the opening). If your feeling a little more adventurous, make your own envelopes out of patterned paper.

Materials Used:

hot pink washi tape, maya road envelopes, i love you stamp, kelly purkey tag stamp, pink ink, black ink, microperm pen.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out one of my mini-albums, they’re one of my favorite projects to create. More mini-album posts can be found here.

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  • Stephanie Nieland

    This is such an awesome mini album! So many possibilities… as an advent calendar, for a loved one going away for a number of weeks/months… Thanks for this dose of inspiration :D

    • I love the advent calendar idea!

  • I love the simplicity of this. Thanks for sharing! You so rock the minis.

    • Thank you! I went into it thinking it was going to be a lot more complicated than it came out (and usually it works the other way around), but I just really liked the neon and black inks against the kraft paper and thought that simple worked pretty good for this one.

      • And I think the projects that I give to the boy are usually a bit simpler than some of my other projects.