At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.
— Thomas Tusser
Thank you for visiting Team KNK and reading this post! Today our project is a mini book created from 6×9″ envelopes. Our design focus is on three simple shapes (bird, heart and star) that repeat throughout the project. The above cover photo shows the bird.
Page 2 features the heart.
Pages 3 and 4 show the star and the bird.
Pages 5 and 6 show the heart and star (attached to the black pull out tag). See how the shapes repeat and bring a familiar flow to this project?
Pages 7 and 8 feature the star shape. You again see the reverse side of the star and now the heart that peeks out from the kraft pull out tag.
The final layout of this mini book features the bird, but you still see the star and heart from the tag pull outs. Note how I embellished the hearts and stars differently each time they were featured?
I created each shape node by node. I am amazingly quick at just starting with points, converting to poly-arc and curving lines. I get lots of practice. I usually import a clip art shape into my screen to use for scale and then I tweak the shape to suit my needs.
If you would like to create your very own version of an envelope book, here is an instructional video that I created for a recent class.
I keep my 15″ KNK Maxx settings at Overcut 15 & Trailing Blade 20 because I only use my machine to cut paper.
Please visit the KNK Gallery on my website to see more projects that I have created using my Klic N Kut.
Photos: Courtesy of Petrini Photography
Printed Papers by Theresa Collins Designs
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper
Ribbons, buttons, rhinestones and envelopes from Designer’s Stash
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