I have a habit of remembering a birthday or special occasion on the day or a day before/after which is no good if I want to post a card to arrive on time!! I keep telling myself every year, that this will be the year that EVERYONE gets their card on time, but nope, it doesn't happen. It will now though, I hope.
I took 2 pieces of 380gsm white card and cut each to fit over the envelopes with an overlap on the right side. I covered the fronts with PP from My Mind's Eye Bohemian and sewed a button (from Charmed) onto each. I covered the insides and inked the edges in brown. I layered and stuck 5 blooms, then stuck them on the front. I used Ellison's Alpha-In-A-Box die-cuts for the lettering which I cut using a spare envelope (to give the same texture), inked them also in brown, and stuck them using my Xyron 150 sticker maker. I wrapped and knotted fibres round the buttons so the album could be tied closed.
The envelopes are larger than C5 ones so that I can get a few cards inside each. All I'll need to do then is find envelopes for the cards before posting/giving to the recipients. I stamped the month several times on the fronts of the envelopes alternating each envelope with green and brown ink. I used my large journalling stamp to add the lines and wrote the details on in the contrasting ink. I punched a couple of holes in each and added eyelets for strength.Once this was done, all I had to do was add a couple of book-rings and some extra fibres and ribbons and a small tassel.
Using envelopes and book-rings means I can add an envelope if I need more storage or change one if needed.
I'm hoping to enter more card challenges and decided that those could most possibly be some of the cards I fill this with.
Thanks for looking. Love and hugs as always