Stamping With Friends - Mini Album or Loaded Envelope Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends February Blog Hop as we share what projects we are currently working on to inspire you. You will be visiting with our Design Team Members as they share their wonderful projects and ideas to help spark your creativity. This month our theme is Mini Albums or Loaded Envelopes.  I was so excited and I've had my eye on doing a Loaded Envelope for awhile.  I have to admit, the envelope is easy.  Deciding what to put in it was the hardest part!

I used the Waves of the Ocean Suite for my envelope.  This is a new suite that was just released by Stampin' Up!  The Bundle will be in the upcoming Annual Catalogue, but the Designer Series Paper, Foil Sheets and Rhinestones are only available while supplies last through May 2nd!  They are all stunning - you don't want to wait to add this to your stash!

Check this out!  I'm sure there are other ways to make an envelope, but I used the measurements for a 12" x 12" piece of Designer Series Paper from The Scottish Crafter.



  1. Score Designer Series Paper at 3 1/4" from both edges and 3 3/4" from the bottom edge.
  2. Fold the 2 side pieces in and fold the corner of the front piece of DSP down on each side.  Adhere the corners closed using a Brad.
  3. Adhere the edges of the front together using Tear & Tape.
  4. Adhere the bottom together using Tear & Tape.
  5. Fold the bottom up and adhere the sides using Tear & Tape.
  6. You will now have an envelop with a pocket at the back and a smaller pocket in front.
  7. Cut Foil strip 1" x 12".  Score at 3 1/4" and 8 3/4".
  8. Adhere to the top of the bottom front flap folding towards the back.  Adhere closed at the back.
  9. Adhere 3 rhinestones to Foil on left hand side.
    1. Cut tag using Tailor Made Tag die from Pacific Point card stock
    2. Cut out reinforcement piece from Coastal Cabana Foil
    3. Adhere to the hole in the tag
    4. Stamp Pelican image on Basic White card stock and cut out using Die
    5. Adhere to tag using Dimensionals
    6. Cut out 2 birds and a cloud from Basic White card stock using Die.
    7. Adhere to the top of the tag.  Trim off excess of Cloud.
    8. Cut out waves from Coastal Cabana card stock
    9. Adhere to the bottom of the tag and over the pelican layer.
    10. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
    11. Cut out using Die
    12. Adhere to the tag.
    13. Cut 5" of ribbon and insert through hole
    14. Cut 3" of ribbon and tie around ribbon.  Trim
    15. Adhere tag to bottom pocket
  1. Cut Pacific Point card stock 1 3/4" x 4 3/4"
  2. Cut Basic White card stock 1 1/2" x 4 1/2"
  3. Cut out strip of rhinestones that is 1 1/2" x 4 1/2"
  4. Adhere to Basic White card stock piece using Stampin' Seal
  5. Adhere to Pacific Point card stock

Post It Note Cover
  1. Cut Coastal Cabana card stock 3 1/4" x 6 1/2"
  2. Score at 3 1/8" and 3 3/8"
  3. Fold on score lines
  4. Adhere 3" x 3" Post It notes to Coastal Cabana Cardstock - on back and on top.
  5. Cut Designer Series Paper 2 7/8" x 3"
  6. Adhere to front
  7. Wrap ribbon around front layer and tie a bow

You can find all of the supplies for my Loaded Envelope in my Online Store.  Here's the link to order the Product suite.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel


Now it's time to be inspired by all of the amazing projects.  You can start hopping through the blogs by clicking on the image below to see the amazing project created by Tricia Butts.

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      March Kit features On the Waves - a pre-release with exclusive products from the May 2022 Annual Catalogue!  There is a bonus project this month if you order the suite of products!

      Check out this video of the products!

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              Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have.  

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                          Happy Stamping!
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                          1. Great Project Melva. It is such a great idea and I love the Waves of the Ocean theme.

                          2. Beautiful - your loaded envelope and the DSP.

                          3. I just love your Envelope It is amazing as always

                          4. Awesome envelope Melva. Yes, the hardest part is deciding what to put in them.

                          5. So many goodies in one little envelope! Love everything about this!


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