DIY souvenirs envelope book

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An envelope book in order to keep all the little souvenirs of the year.

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I discover that a guardian angel belongs to each month of the year, perfect theme for my friend Marie.

12 envelopes 9 cm x 14 cm, each printed 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.
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Make an accordion in drawing paper.

Height = envelopes height
Width = 1.5 cm per fold
Number of accordion = number of envelopes + 1

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Glue the back of the envelope on the right side of the accordion.

Unlike to the mini-book HERE the accordion is not glued to leave place for the envelopes to be filled.

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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.

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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.

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Glue the first accordion and ribbons on a cover.
Do the same with the other cover.

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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)

Marie, I wish you a very good year.
May this book being filled only with good souvenirs!


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  1. I like how you did the binding of the book – very elegant with the fan folds and the envelopes for pages. With larger envelopes and covers then each month would be able to hold more – like pages from a child’s school work.

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