A Basic Envelope Book
By Jaine Drake
To create a basic envelope book you will need:
4 envelopes all the same size
2 pieces of plain cardstock cut to the same size as the envelopes
Patterned scrapbook papers to cover the card
A piece of cardstock as wide as the envelopes and 12" long
A length of ribbon
Cover the plain cardstock with the patterned scrapbook paper, snipping the corners to get a neater finish.
Fold the long piece of cardstock accordion style. This will form the spine. The best way to do this is to fold once in half, open out and fold each end into the centre. Open out again, turn over and fold each edge into the next crease.
Lay the ribbon across the centre of both covers, tape down to stabilize if necessary and glue the spine in place.
Cover the inside front cover with patterned scrapbook paper and an envelope to the back cover. You can of course glue another envelope to the front cover too. It's totally up to you. Decide whether you want all of the envelopes facing the same way or not and glue them into every valley fold until you have all four glued down.
It's up to you whether to cut the flaps off or leave them on -- either way looks good. Cut some card or tabs to fit into the envelopes and decorate.