Envelope Book

Envelope Book

I haven’t posted in a while so I thought I would throw something up. Here are some pictures of a little book I made out of envelopes last night. I made this for a sample for a class on image transfers I’ll be teaching in a few weeks. We’ll make a simplified version of this for the students to store their transfer samples in. It was tons of fun; I’m ready to make another one. 🙂


The closed book.


Here it is unfolded. I used 6 envelopes to make the book.


The outside of the book. The folds at the top tab of each envelope were the weakest area. I ended up adding little chunks of the paper that I lined the envelopes with to the edges of each crease. This helped strengthen them up a lot.




Some close ups of the outside. When we do this in class, we’ll skip all the stamping and just color the envelopes. That way, we will have more time to play with transfer techniques. Then, after the students practice, they can add transfers to the envelope book if they want.


So the whole book will look more like the inside here. I haven’t decided about the lining of the envelopes yet. It really helps make the envelopes studier but it takes a lot of time.

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  1. This envelope book is gorgeous! I have a ton of invitation envelopes that are now saying to me “Do this!” How did you connect them all together like that? I was trying to see from your pictures, but it’s a mystery to me.

    I also just checked out your image transfers on those ATC’s. Just beautiful. You gave me an idea of what to do with an ATC that I tried to cover in beeswax, that all went downhill from there.

    Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Hi Kristina,
    Basically, the flap of each envelope is glued to the bottom, front of the envelope before it. The envelopes all face the same direction. So, all the flaps are on the outside of the book and all the openings are on the inside. I hope that helps. This is harder to describe than i thought it would be. 🙂

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