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Envelope Travel Journal

Project #18715
18715

Take an ordinary envelope and make it extraordinary! This unique project turns your envelopes into a notebook with fun pages and pockets to record your journeys.



Other Supplies:

  • Cardstock (Coral, Turquoise)
  • Patterned Paper (Floral, Travel)
  • Vellum (Green)
  • Adhesive Foam Tape
  • Gold Paint Pen
  • Hole Punch
  • Ink Pad (Blue)
  • Ink Blending Tool or Foam Sponge
  • Liquid Adhesive
  • Needlework Needle
  • Paper Clips (Arrow)
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Twine (Turquoise)
  • Washi Tape

  1. Die-cut four times out of travel patterned paper the A7 liner from Envelope Liners, A2 & A7 set.
  2. Using an ink blending tool, add blue ink along the edges of the four liners.
  3. Adhere the liners to four A7 Kraft Envelopes with liquid adhesive. Edge the envelope flaps with a gold paint pen.
  4. Place the confetti corner die from the Envelope Liners, A2 & A7 set inside one of the A7 Kraft Envelopes, with the die blade facing the front of the envelope, and die-cut. Repeat the same steps in the opposite corner of the envelope. Repeat the same steps with the heart confetti die from the Envelope Liners, A2 & A7 set, but only die-cut the image once through the envelope.
  5. Cut out by hand a variety of journal cards from travel patterned paper. Edge the journal cards with a gold paint pen. Adhere two small journal cards with liquid adhesive to the front of one envelope. Adhere two large journal cards to the front of two envelopes with double-sided tape (only adhering three sides of the journal cards).
  6. Die-cut out of both turquoise cardstock and floral patterned paper an A7 liner from the Envelope Liners, A2 & A7 set. Edge both sides of the liners with a gold paint pen. Fold the liners along the crease lines. Adhere the turquoise and floral liners together with double-sided tape on the center front of the fourth envelope.
  7. Embellish the back side of the envelopes with a variety of washi tape.
  8. Punch a hole in the bottom corner of each envelope with a paper punch.
  9. Thread a needlework needle with an 18" length of twine. Place the needle into one of the holes in a decorated envelope and out through the other hole. Repeat the same steps with each of the three remaining envelopes. Set aside.
  10. Cut a 7 3/8" x 10 3/4" piece of floral patterned paper, and fold it in half. Notch both sides of the fold with a hole punch.
  11. Stack all the envelopes together, and wrap the twine around the center of the floral patterned paper. Tie and knot the twine together. Trim off the ends of the twine.
  12. Die-cut out of both green vellum and another floral patterned paper an A7 liner from the Envelope Liners, A2 & A7 set. Edge both sides of the liners with a gold paint pen. Fold the liners along the crease lines. Adhere the green vellum liner and patterned paper liner together with double-sided tape. Adhere the layered liners to the inside front panel of the floral patterned paper.
  13. Layer coral cardstock and a large journal card, and adhere them together with double-sided tape. Adhere the layered journal card to the outside front panel of the floral patterned paper. Embellish the floral patterned paper and envelopes with a variety of washi tape and paper clips as desired.
  14. Tie a length of twine around the floral patterned paper and the envelopes. Tie the twine into a bow.

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