An envelope book in order to keep all the little souvenirs of the year.
Step 1: Choice of the Theme (here Guardian Angels)
I discover that a guardian angel belongs to each month of the year, perfect theme for the new year.
12 envelopes 9 cm x 14 cm, I printed each with its monthly angel.
The camel color envelopes highlights old paintings and liturgical icons.
Cut the paper that exceeds from the flap of each envelope.
Step 2: The Spine
Make an accordion in drawing paper.
Height = envelopes height
Width = 1.5 cm per fold
Number of accordion = number of envelopes + 1
Step 3: Page Assembly
Glue the back of the envelope on the right side of the accordion.
The accordion is not glued to leave place for the envelopes to be filled.
Step 4: The Cover
Cut 2 covers in cardboard, envelope size + 4mm in width and height.
Decorate as desired. I glued black fabric on the cardboard and with my Silhouette I made a stencil to apply gold paint.
Step 5: Spine Assembly
Glue 3 pieces of ribbon on the first accordion.
Glue loosely the other ends on the last accordion (I left 2 cm for the spine).
Warning : the ribbons are not glued on the spine and they must have the same length.
Step 6: Page & Cover Assembly
Glue the first accordion and ribbons on a cover.
Do the same with the other cover.
Step 7: Finishes
Cut 2 pieces of card stock (same size as the envelopes) to make end papers (and hide the assembling of the book).
(Your souvenirs under the protection of the guardian angels – Merry Christmas and Happy new year) – (Done with my hands from the bottom of my heart)
I wish you a very good year.
May this book being filled only with good souvenirs!