Saturday, 12 September 2020

Autumnal Envelope booklet (Tutorial and a freebie)

 Hello friends, hope you are all well and happy.

Here the weather has turned decidedly autumnal and with that I was inspired to create a booklet/folder thingy in an autumnal mood. I used my latest Etsy collection which you can find HERE. I also used some of the freebies which you will find at the end of this post.

So here goes:

It's made in a very similar way as the booklet you can see in my previous post. The cover is made by simply sliding two envelopes into each other as you can see on the picture below.

The next step is to cover both the out and the inside with bits of your chosen papers, carefully cut to size. For the outside of my cover I chose to sew around it,  and add a dry embossed spine and some lace. I then decorated further with some elements from the freebies.

On the inside cover I made a little pocket with a flap. The closure is a punched out shape, I think it's called fishtail or something, sadly no longer available, but you can of course use any kind of punch, you just need to make sure you only glue down the bottom half, so the flap can slip under the top half. On the right side of the picture above you can see the cover of the little booklet I sewed inside.

Here you can see some of the journal cards that come with the collection and that fit inside the pocket. I just rounded the corners and inked around the edges.

Here is the inside of the booklet, I did some subtle stenciling on the inside of the covers, but left the inside coffee dyed pages blank for notes or journaling.


And here is the back cover. I made a belly band and made two little envelopes (one of them you will fiind in the freebie, the other is part of the collection), and filled them with some further journaling cards and tags.

And here is a selection of the journaling cards. The larger ones fit inside the large pockets of the envelope covers. The one on the left is a piece of one of the papers that I folded in half to make into a note card.

And here finally is the freebie. Like usual, just pop me an email if you want the high resolution one for printing.

Well, that's it for today. Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and perhaps it gave you some new ideas. Happy crafting and thanks for your visit!

xxxxx








8 comments:

Rita said...

Oh my word Astrid. Beautiful folder to show your artwork. Love these new papers etc. Need to go and have a look at your Etsy shop. Thank you for the Freebie too. Hope all is well with you. Hugs Rita xxx

Annie said...

This is so beautiful Astrid xx Your Autumn collection is stunning and I love the pockets, belly band and tabs xx Yes please to the gorgeous freebies too xx Happy Sunday sweet friend xx

Dorthe said...

A beautiful folder, -a wonderful idea , with the envelopes, and Astrid so many lovely pieces of pages, and tags , using your beautiful Autumn collection-
Thank you so much for the freebie, I wrote you an e-mail dear friend. xoxo

georgina said...

Absolutely love it Astrid x

My name is Erika. said...

Beautiful autumnal folder Astrid. You really got a great vintage look and feel!

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut stunning work here as usual Astrid. I love your beautiful Autumn journal here, and just got a new idea too, so had to go and spend some money in your shop here right away ha ha, so I can give it a try before I forget again. Thanks sooo much for all your amazing papers, that you design for us all the time, Wish I had lots more time to use them too ha ha.
Have a wonderful week ahaead now and take good care and stay safe out there everyone.

Let's Art Journal said...

Stunning album! You have captured autumn so beautifully in your designs - perfect 😀. Wishing you a happy weekend! Hugs, Jo x

Roseanne said...

What a beautiful folder, Astrid. Your work is very artistic and provides much inspiration.

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