Sunday, August 10, 2014

G45 Botanical Tea Envelope Mini Album with Flaps - Challenge with Linda at livartnow

Hi everyone :-)
Made another Botanical Tea photo album and this was a challenge from my friend Linda at Livartnow. She made the base for this envelope album and we where going to use Botanical tea from Graphic 45 in the album. She also told me that i could add what I liked to it and so I did lol. Added a lot more envelopes and ended up making the cover all over again... The album became to fat for the 3 inch spine so I made it 4 inch wide lol. Had so fun playing with different sizes of envelopes and could not stop adding more and more and more haha 
This is one of the most fun albums I have made and thank you for the challenge Linda :-)
All is distressed with Tim Holtz distress tool, White paint dabber and pan pastel. 

Lot of photos in this blog post so find a good cup of tea and enjoy :-)


Close up picture of the front. Really love this tea can :-)

Used 3 layers of seam binding for the closure and used G45 shabby chic metal key an key hole on the ends

 Inside cover and 1. envelope page
Frame and branch die from TH, window die from Cheery Lynn Design, Grass die from Magnolia, Bird bath from Cottage cuts, Chair  and Bench die from Mariane Design

Envelope flip outs on both sides. Border punch from Martha Stewart.

Used one envelope on each side and the fold on top of each other. Closes with magnets.

Under the cut out there is a birdcage from Cottage cuts

Pocket made out of flowers and the bird nest is fastened with a magnet. Lot of fun fussy cutting in this album :-)

Envelope flap folds out on each side. The cats are from a Marianne Design die.

Pocket on the top made out of an On the edge die from TH

Envelope on the right side fold out one more time.
Table and chair die from Cottage cuts.

Front of the right double envelope.

Fold out from the other side. Bird bath die from Cottage cuts.

Think the ladies from A Ladies diary fit so well together with Botanical Tea :-)

Envelope flap open and under is a set of tea cup and can also from A Ladies Diary.
Clock die from Marianne Design.

Birds watching they`r nest :-)
Used TH on the edge die on the envelopes and bird cage movers and shapers also from TH.

 All flips and flaps folded out. Used a cardstock cut out and it fasten with a magnet.

Seen from the other side. Tag from the cardstock cut outs

More envelope fold outs lol.

 Middle pages with the new ATC tags from G45.

Folds out and under I used frames that was left over from fussy cutting the images inside.
Lable punches from Stamin up and fence border punch from MS.

Both the envelopes flips also to the other side.

 All flips and flaps folded out.

Love this ladies and they are fasened with magnets so it can be journal on the back side.

 Forgot to take the magnets under the paper so I glued them on the back and covered with alpha stickers and some cut out flowers.

 Side envelopes folded out and there is tags in the pockets.

Tea can fasten with magnet so it can hold a tag and be journal on the back side.

Blue sides.
Bird cages, sign and window dies from TH. Flower pot from Cottage Cuts.

Tags inside the envelope fold outs.

CHere the envelopes flips up. Made some pockets on the top envelopes.

Folded out there is some moore frames for photos. Border fence die from Magnolia.

The middle envelopes also folds out for more place for photos. Love that G45 have come with coordenating 6 x 6 solids and pattern paper pads.Used it a lot in this album.

Next pages has a lot of different envelopes.

Folds out to all directions lol.

And folds up. Tags inside the right 3 envelopes.

Next pages. Bench die from Cottage cuts.

Fold out. The frame die is from Spellbinders.
Pocket edge made with MS punch.

Frame and flower are fastened with magnets.

Green page. # envelopes on the right side with tags. The labels for the tags are made with WE R Memory Keepers punch board and I used the same for many of the inside envelope pockets in this album.

 Final last inside cover lol
Used cardstock cut out and seam binding on the middle left envelope. Tags peeking out.

 Tag and pocket from the cardstock cut outs fits under the ladie and birdcage.

The album is filled with envelope pages :-)

Botanical Tea sticker, top border from Cheery Lynn and a lot of fun fussy cutting :-)
All the fussy cut outs are covered with Claudine Hellmuth Multi matte to make them durable.

Hope this blog post is a bit inspiring and that you would play with some envelopes :-)
Here is the link to Lindas `beautiful Botanical Tea mini album,

And here is the link to her envelope mini album tutorial,

Papers and dies can be found at Kreativ Scrapping

Link to strong and affordable magnets,

Regarding questions there is a video where frequently asked questions are answered and here is the link,
For other questions they will be answered here on my blog where I will post new questions that has not been answered before.
Here is the link,

Thanks for stopping by and have fun creating :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. Hi Anne you have done it again I love it beautiful and elegant. I just wish I had the Graphic 45 papers to have a go xxxx

  2. hi ann i saw you beautiful house and mini with envelope. you use a special paints what are the name. i saw linda video too i learn a lot from i am a beginner but i enjoy trying to do some

  3. I stumbled on this link from Pinterest. This is jaw dropping beautiful. I have never seen a more amazing handmade book. I kept saying out loud (there is no one here to hear me) "I can't believe this fabulious book!" I must check out your blog. Thank you for sharing. I live in the U.S., but I do have a fair bit of Norwegian blood in me. Here's hoping I can use it to make something as beautiful as this.

  4. This is awesome, thanks for sharing

  5. I love your album. It is beautiful! Thank you for sharing this.

  6. can you help me please can you give me the exact link or place to get the magnets you use it say error and takes me to this search page the magnets there all look to thick

  7. Wunder... Wunderschön eine Wohltat für die Augen mit den harmonischen Farben, ich bin begeistert grosses Kompliment!

  8. You are a creative genius and a true artist. I just marvel at everything you make. Thank you especially for being so generous in sharing tips. Amazing.


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