Valentine’s Day Themed Clasped Envelope Book

I like to deconstruct paper products and try to put my own spin on them. For this month’s theme, I deconstructed a clasped envelope I purchased at The Repurpose Project. I created a gorgeous Valentine’s Day envelope packed with all manner of items. I’ll be using this template again.

First, I selected cardstock double-sided paper for the cover. I trimmed to 5 ½ x 12 inches. I scored the paper at 2 ½ inches and 8 inches. I folded with a bonefolder. I then trimmed a solid, coordinating cardstock to 5 ¼ x 10 ½ inches. I folded it in half and glued to the inside of the card. I cut two pieces of decorative paper to 5 x 5 inches and affixed with glue. I created a diagonal tuck spot with another piece of paper and affixed, gluing along the 3 edges.

I cut out a belly band to 2 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches. I affixed to the center page by gluing along the outer sides. I added washi tape for interest.

I repeated on the backside by cutting out another piece of paper to 5 x 5 inches. This time I added a pocket by cutting another piece of paper to 4 ½ x 4 ½ inches. I cut a notch at the top. Glue along the 3 sides to create a pocket.

I then took a small envelope to create another tuck spot. I added decorative paper for interest and to hide the fact I used an inexpensive envelope. I glued the flap and covered with scrapbook paper.

I added a brad that was cut from another envelope I used in a different project. (Gotta love the upcycle in this!) I affixed with a foam dot.

The came the fun part! I created tags, cards, bookmarks, and hearts using the Gecko Galz digital images. The papers coordinate with my scraps and book pages.

I found a quote by Oprah Winfrey: “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” I created this for my college-aged daughter. I glued to the pocket.

Stuffed pockets and envelopes are some of my favorite things to make. This way I can add so many creative items.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Supplies: Paper trimmer, score board, bonefolder, double-sided scrapbook paper, solid card stock, glue stick, wet glue, brad, washi tape, book paper, fibers, Gecko Galz digital images.

I used the following Gecko Galz digital products for this project:

Ladies in Pink, https://www.etsy.com/listing/970573377/ladies-in-pink-digital-collage-set?click_key=d6f4b01f5e6782e28b7a7b82d41be9527e673b8c%3A970573377&click_sum=b542c48f&ga_search_query=pink&ref=shop_items_search_4&pro=1.

Hearts Galore, https://www.etsy.com/listing/215384347/hearts-galore-digital-collage-set?click_key=031a5c29712ac691218fba5130b535d1cb0d09d3%3A215384347&click_sum=3f933f03&ga_search_query=hearts&ref=shop_items_search_1&pro=1.

Little Valentine Icons, https://www.etsy.com/listing/591969195/little-valentine-icons-collage-sheet?click_key=17839a1778ac7df1b8b3275af2efb171c410a6d0%3A591969195&click_sum=954c69fd&ga_search_query=valentine&ref=shop_items_search_4&pro=1.

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