Sunday, May 27, 2012

French General Project

I love the new line of French General product out by Jolee. I've been collecting a lot of the embellishments, so it was time I made something with it. So here it is, an envelope pocket album.
I used the 12x12 pad of paper and an envelope template (size 3 5/8 x 5 1/8) to trace and cut out 6 envelopes. I only cut out 3 sides of the envelope so that I could have an open pocket.
I like this template because it's translucent which makes it easier to get an image in the right place and  because it has score lines.
Scoring on a mouse pad helps you get a nice crease.
This paper is perfect for an open pocket since the paper is printed on both sides, so you have a lovely pattern showing on the inside.
I then took out some of the FG embellishments and vintage photos and decorated the envelopes.
I found out that a standard 3x5" index card will fit perfectly inside the pocket. I stamped the top of the index card with a little red flourish, just to add a little touch of color.
I then punched 3 holes in each envelope and bound it together with ribbon.
It would be great to write down your favorite recipes on the index cards and give this album to someone special.
This is a really quick and fun project to make.
Happy Memorial Day!


  1. I love this project and can't wait to try it. Thanks for giving us a step by step process of how you put this together. This will be perfect to give away as a gift for someone who loves to collect recipes.

  2. Surprise! I'm posting. Love your fg project. You always come up with such creative ideas. R

  3. brilliant..hope you submit this!

  4. Love it as always...I have a lot of the FG stuff as well. See you soon I hope.
    Debbie Addie

  5. Love Love Love......I see the template was from Paper Source? Is it still available do yo know?
    You must submit it is wonderful!
    Laura H :)

  6. Link to envelope templates:

    Connie ;-)

  7. Also, I wanted to thank you all for your nice comments, it means a lot to me. I hope to inspire you to create and use up some of your supplies too. :-)

  8. Connie!
    This is so beautiful!
    You are such an inspiration!!
    xo, Diana G