Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: Envelope Photo Album

Happy Friday friends, and thanks for stopping by! Aly Dosdall here, and I’m excited to share a fun handmade Valentine’s Day gift idea using the adorable new Mini Envelope Punch Board. Check out the envelope photo album I made below for my sweetheart for Valentine’s Day!

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This 3×4 inch little book is filled with mini envelopes that hold some of my favorite instax mini photos of me and my husband on some recent dates we’ve enjoyed, including our 21st anniversary celebration. They’re some of our most precious memories, so I’m really excited to share this handmade gift with him!

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers
Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This envelope photo album is easy to make with some double sided scrapbook papers like these adorable ones from the Pebbles Inc Forever My Always collection, the Mini Envelope Punch Board, and the Trim and Score Board. Here’s how!

Start by trimming your paper to 5 1/4 inches square to make envelopes for 2 1/4 x 3 3/8 cards. I used the Envelope Generator app to figure out the paper size and punch guide measurement.

 

Envelope Generator App

Then I used the Mini Envelope Punch Board to create five small envelopes to hold my photos. I trimmed off the top flaps to allow easy access in the album. Tip: when making vertically oriented envelopes I like to trim off one of the side flaps right along the line where they meet on the envelope.

Next, I created the cover and binding for the envelope album. I trimmed one piece of 4 x 6 1/4 inch piece of scrapbook paper for the cover, and one 3 7/8 x 6 inch piece for the binding. I scored the cover piece at 3 inches and 3 1/4 inches, and I scored the binding piece at every 1/2 inch.

I folded the cover along the score lines, and then accordion folded the binding. I added adhesive to the back of the binding and secured it to the inside of the cover as seen below. You should have a 1/2 inch flap for each of your five envelopes. (This photo is missing one–I realized that after I photographed this, but fixed it before I added my envelopes.)

Then I adhered my envelopes to the binding with the 1/2 inch flaps on the back side of each envelope.

I added my photos to each envelope, and finished off my album by embellishing the cover and each of the envelopes. I kept the embellishments on the inside flat so that the album can close and store easily.

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This little photo album is great for Valetine’s Day, but would also make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or the holidays. Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to share your Mini Envelope Punch Board projects on our Facebook page. Happy crafting, and enjoy your weekend!

Supplies:

Mini Envelope Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Pebbles Inc Forever My Always collection

Envelope Punch Board Card

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly Crawford here with a fun card that seems kind of backwards. Instead of putting the card in an envelope, I used the envelope as a design element, and used it to hold a special surprise! When I was using the We R Memory Keepers Mini Envelope Punch Board, I noticed something perfect! So, my scrapbooking friends, you can now rock card-making as well with my little tip!

Mini Envelope Punch Board Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The Mini Envelope Punch Board has the measurements for many different sized envelopes printed on the tool. I think that is the smartest thing ever! As I was looking through the chart, I noticed measurements for a 3”x4” envelope. Know what else measures 3”x4”? Journaling cards! All those sweet cards on 12×12 paper, that I hoard. Well, they can now fit inside their own envelope! Sweet!

Mini Envelope Punch Board Card by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

This punch board is fantastic! I am totally obsessed! My second favorite feature of the Mini Envelope Punch Board is the punching part at the top. It has this extension piece that helps perfectly line up the score line. I have struggled with that in the past, but no more!

Mini Envelope Punch Board Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I created the card and the layers from papers and stickers in the Pebbles Happy Hooray collection. Its colorful and fun. It is also perfect timing because yesterday my little boy turned 12! This card will be perfect for him!

Once I created the envelope, I tucked a 3×4 journaling card and a gift card inside! Yes! A gift card also fits inside this envelope. Whoop!

The envelope was tied closed with baker’s twine and adhered to the card.

Mini Envelope Punch Board Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Here is a closer look at what is inside the envelope. When making envelopes like this, try and find two-sided paper. Adding color and design to the inside is so fun. Hello balloon animals!

Mini Envelope Punch Board Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

So, who is ready to make inside-out cards? What surprises will you put inside your envelope?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Pebbles-Happy Hooray:

New Releases!

Hello friends! We’re glad you’re back with us today, and we’ve got some fabulous new releases to share with you! We’ve listened to your feedback and are excited to share the results. Check out what you can expect in stores and online in January.

We R Memory Keepers December new releases

 

Mini Envelope Punch Board

Because smaller is cuter! Make mini designer envelopes easily with the new Mini Envelope Punch Board. It works the same as the regular Envelope Punch Board, but makes 2 inch to 5.5 inch envelopes. They’re perfect for holding gift cards, place cards, whimsical notes, trinkets, mementos, planner accessories and much more.

Mini Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers Mini Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board

Check out the new and improved Trim and Score Board with a new scoring and trimming system that makes it easier to see where you are cutting, a more precise replaceable blade, and a sturdier build with stronger locking mechanisms for accurate cutting and scoring!

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Craft Storage Bins

Get a handle on your favorite hobby with craft & photo storage and organization bins. They come in several sizes and styles, from mini to large. Some options have dividers for organizing or a storage case to keep them together.

Craft Storage Bins by We R Memory Keepers
Craft Storage Bins by We R Memory Keepers

Craft Storage Bins by We R Memory Keepers

Craft Storage Bins by We R Memory Keepers

Expandable Paper Storage

Keep your scrapbook and craft papers neat and organized in the new Expandable Paper Storage! It holds 100 sheets of 12 x 12 in scrapbook paper, and is made of durable, acid-free plastic. Use the tabbed sections for customized organization.

Expandable Paper Storage by We R Memory Keepers

 

Thanks for joining us today, and watch for these new releases to hit stores mid to late January!