Tammy Tutterow Designs Creative Team: Grateful Paper Bag Envelope Mini Album
Hello, Friends! Fall is a great season to practice the habit of gratitude. Today I have a really sweet Grateful Paper Bag Envelope Mini Album made with Tammy Tutterow Dies that will help you get your gratitude on!
The inspiration for this Grateful Paper Bag Envelope Mini Album came from Tammy’s Paper Bag Envelope Die. I paired this up with her Posie Parts Die, Waterfall One, and Tab Set Two Dies. The papers from Simple Stories are a guilty pleasure. I spotted them online and knew I had to have them!
This “from scratch” album measures 5.75″ x 3.5″ with a 3″ spine. I want to live in this pink gingham house, don’t you? So sweet! The chipboard house is wreathed with handmade felt posies. These are such fun to make! I especially enjoy digging through my button jar to find the centers.
This 3″ spine makes for a chunky little album…which I personally love. I’ve decorated with Champagne Silky Crush Ribbon, Crochet Lace, a handmade button charm, Posie Parts Leaves and a die cut label. The chunky spine allows you to create dimensional pages inside, which is always fun!
Grateful Paper Bag Envelope Mini Album: A Gratitude Waterfall
Waterfall features like the one on the inside cover of my book are a snap to make using Tammy’s Waterfall One Die. Each page is cut from designer paper.
The cover is decorated with Tammy’s Pointed Mini Envelope Die. Just die cut the envelope from designer paper, then fold the flaps, glue in place and you have a darling designer envelope. This one is paper clipped to the front cover of the waterfall album and flanked with another Posie Part felt flower.
You can add 3″ square photos on each album page.
Add pictures of the people, places and things you are the most thankful for on these pages.
Grateful Paper Bag Envelope Mini Album Pocket Pages
Before I began putting this album together, I first die cut 4 sets of Paper Bag Envelopes from medium weight cream cardstock.
Assembling the paper bag envelopes is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Just fold, and glue together with the adhesive of your choice.
Once the paper bag envelopes were put together, I used Tammy’s Stencil Girl Stencils and Distress Ink to add color, pattern and interest to the plain cream envelopes. This first pocket page pairs the Cross Stitch 2 Step Stencil with Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks. I do not consider myself to be adept with stencils, but this was really quick and easy to do.
Next, I die cut some tabs from designer paper to serve as pull-outs for the envelope inserts. You can write down thankful thoughts, add photos, tuck little mementoes into the pockets…anything you feel thankful for!
Grateful for Tammy’s Stencils!
Each side of the pocket is stenciled with a different pattern and decorated with a Posie Part Posie. This is the Gingham Stencil.
I love the fact that I can create “custom” patterns to match my designer papers and the theme of any project. Here, I’ve used Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey with the Polka Heart Stencil.
This page made with the Petite Posies stencil and Wild Honey/Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink is probably my favorite. The colors match the little chipboard house perfecty!
This is Polka Party with Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany inks.
And here we have Mad for Plaid with the same ink combo.
Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint look fabulous with the Petite Greens Stencil.
And because I love gingham so much, it made the cut twice.
Grateful Paper Bag Mini Album: The Photo Mounts
The inside back cover has a pocket full of photo mounts. I used the Paper Bag Pocket insert die to make these in a jiffy.
Bound together with a decorative belly band, you can add eight 3.75″ x 2.75″ photos here.
This Grateful Paper Bag Envelope Mini Album is such a fun way to remember to be thankful. You could make this into a weekly activity with your kids or grandkids, adding photos, quotes and journaling notes to each little pocket. I always say that thankful people are the happiest people.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kathy, this album is ADORABLE! I can see the pages filled with memories of thanksgiving or just everyday around the house sort of daily activities! The papers are so YOU–a great choice and do play well with your stenciling. I can just look at this all day, turning the pages and pulling out the little tags! Oh, you are such an enabler, too! I must get those dies! Sending great big hugs, my friend!
Oh my goodness, Kathy, this is so beautiful. I love the fall colors, my favorite time of year, and all the lovely elements you put together on this. I know I sound like a broken record, but you are the queen of mini albums. I see an amazing creation of yours on Facebook and Instagram almost on a daily basis. How do you create such beauties so quickly? It takes me forever to make something. You’re my idol. I love this!
As always, Kathy, this is AMAZING – what a little treasure!
What a great project, Kathy. I love working with stencils and distress ink so this project excites and inspires me. I’m thinking of versions of this project for an upcoming craft fair–just not sure how many I can make in the next few months! So many ideas, so little time. Thanks for keeping my creative mind working–you do that so well.
Your albums really are spectacular Kathy. All the detail in this one, plus it is cheery and bright! We need cheery and bright in the world now! Thanks for sharing this one.
so sweet! Just perfect! I love it!
Very cute. I will have to check out the products you used.