I really don't make cards very often at all and am more of a scrapper at heart, so I figured I'd give all of you scrappers in blog land another take on cards that you'd enjoy too.
I created this mini album with four pre-printed card bases and three envelopes, some ribbon & fun embellisments, plus a very little bit of coordinating cardstock (like three 4 x 5-1/2 pieces). And that's it! This mini-album takes maybe 45 minutes to make, start to finish, if you don't have all of your supplies right in front of you or want to embellish more than I have done here.
I used all Close To My Heart products, including 1/3 of the Cute as a Button My Originals Card Kit (the whole kit has 12 pre-printed card base designs, three sheets of Stickease cardstock sticker accents - none of which I used on my project - and four envelopes for just $12.95!) I used the Friendship Word Puzzle & Simple Beauty My Acrylix stamp sets, Blush, Chocolate and Sweet Leaf Inks; Colonial White Designer Ribbon Rounds Collection, Cottage Edge Anchors and the Shades of Chocolate Mini-Medley Accent Collection.
Here's what an inside page looks like:
I used plain white envelopes, instead of the vellum included in the card kit, because the plain envelopes were much sturdier. I cut off the flaps, stamped on both sides of the envelopes and inserted a stamped piece of coordinating cardstock to be used as journaling tags once everything is put together.