Sunday, April 26, 2015

Envelope Booklet Tutorial

Here is a booklet tutorial that I showed Pamela from Cappuccino and art Journal and the other friends who gathered at my studio  a few weeks ago.  I used a page from an old atlas from the the library book sale that I went to with Pamela and Leslie.

Put the image that you want on the outside of the booklet face down on the table. Next fold the paper into thirds. You can measure if you like  or eyeball it like I do. 

Make a nice crisp fold using a bone folder. If you don't have a bone folder use a credit card to help crease crisp.

Open the paper and fold in half and crease your fold.

Take your pair of scissors and and cut from each side of the paper to the first fold.

You will now fold the corners in to the first fold making a triangle. 

Repeat the folds to all corners of the paper. 


Fold in the sides of the paper on the fold line.


Fold each end to the center fold.


Here is your finished envelope booklet!  

Here are three more envelope booklets made from different atlases We made
these at the party I hosted in my newly cleaned studio.  I hope to add some more 

envelope tutorials soon. I have a lot I want to share using repurposed materials of course!
                A shout out to my friend Pamela from Cappuccino and art journal for taking the
                photographs for this tutorial and for all her technical help as well. Her help
               and encouragement will get me posting on a more regular basis!

21 comments:

  1. Great tutorial (if I do say so myself!). I am so happy you showed me how to make those cool booklets and now everyone can do it! i google+--ed it too so maybe some new folks will see this post.

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    1. Many thanks to you Pamela for your help, photography and generosity in spreading the word about this tutorial. I really appreciate it so much!

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    2. You are very welcome, Monica! You are very talented and I look forward to seeing more posts and tutorials from you.

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  2. Very cool, thanks a lot! I love all sorts of books and booklets, and when Pamela first posted this, I asked if you'd share the instructions, and here they are. Just made one but my paper's too thick, so will do a few more with thinner papers. Thanks!

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    1. Dear Leslie,
      I am happy you liked the post. I love all sorts of books, envelopes, vintage papers and more. As you can see from my studio I have quite a collection. It was fun to share and make things together!

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  3. Already made on! Thank you, they are lots of fun. :-)

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    1. Dear Nina, Thanks for looking at the post. I hope to share some other versions of this envelope and other tutorials in the future.

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  4. Thank you! I always love making new envelopes! Got the invite from Pamela....

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    1. Thanks for looking at the blog. Pamela was so great in helping me get over some technical glitches and encouraged me to start posting again! I love envelopes too especially made with repurposed materials.

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  5. I, too, have found you via Pamela. Thank you for this great tutorial. I'm going to make one tonight!

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    1. Thanks for looking. Pamela has sent many people my way. We had a lot of fun doing some mail art, book making and more.

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  6. Thanks for this! I have pinned it and will be making one soon!

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    1. Dear Susan, Thank you for looking at the blog. Hope you have fun making a lot of envelopes. There are several versions of this envelope I will try to post soon.

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  7. Great tutorial. Good job Monica!

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    1. Thanks Dorothy! I finally got the tutorial posted for the envelope and hope to do more soon.

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  8. Pamela is showing people the way to this post, it seems! Great tutorial, I need to bookmark this one.

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    1. Yes, Pamela was kind enough to help me out with my blog! I hope to be posting more often now that she helped me. She is a great inspiration isn't she?

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  9. So excited to make this, thanks for the how-to!!

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    1. Thanks for looking at the blog. I am trying to get the next how-to going shortly on a favorite paper wallet.

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    2. Thanks so much again! I finally blogged about the projects I've been making & I see many more of these in my future. (http://tamdoll.com/papercraft-folded-booklets/)

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    3. They looked great and thanks for the shout out of my blog and Pamela's. I really appreciate it. I hope you like the next tutorial coming up. I will follow your blog now.

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