6 x 9 Kraft Mini Tutorial

I've been asked to go into some detail on my Follow your Dreams mini album which is made from 6 x 9 kraft envelopes. You can see it here.
This is a quick tutorial, please ask any questions if it is not clear here!

First, you start with a 6 x 9 Kraft envelope.
Fold the bottom up to the fold of the envelope flap.
To create the large flap for your mini album you will need two different pieces of B&T paper. One is cut to 8" x 6" with a score at 3 1/2". (Twighlight piece in picture.) The second piece of B&T is 5 1/2" x 6" and scored at 2". (Smoothie piece in picture. The score goes across the 6" side)
The 2" section of the Smoothie piece gets tucked into the kraft envelope and the score and fold of envelope flap should match up.
Use your adhesive on the kraft envelope flap to adhere to this smaller piece of B&T. Note: that green you see is the back of the 5 1/2" x 6" Smoothie piece. IMPORTANT: Do not put adhesive on the smaller flap that is tucked inside the envelope, this needs to be able to move.

Now take the larger piece of B&T, the score lines up with the fold. This whole piece is adhered to the envelope and the B&T from opposite side. You have now covered the fourth page and created the flap. This envelope creates the first four pages (plus flap) of your mini album.

Flap open.

Flap closed.
And the 4th page.Measure and cover the three other pages--that would be pages 1, 2 and 3 of your album.
Your next envelope will be pages 4-8 of the album.

For the cover I used cardboard from a cereal box and cut two pieces that were 6" x 5". I covered the inside front cover with cardstock before adhering it to the first envelope; the back cover is adhered to the last pocket page.
In this picture; the back cover has smoothie cardstock on it (far right). The striped paper from the You and Me paper pack is on the envelope. You can see where I used an oval punch so you can pull out the tag from the pocket. (tag in this pocket is Chocolate matted with Creme Brulee)

Last, I punched holes through all and used book binding rings to hold it together.
I hope this helped. Please let me know if you need more information.


  1. AWESOME - thanks for the great tute!! I'll have to make some of these for sure! :)

  2. Thanks for the tutorial! I am going to try it. Checking to see if I have the Kraft envelopes.

  3. Aaaawwwwwweesome! I'm off to check my envelope stash. If I've got enough, I may just make one this afternoon. Thanks for the tutorial! :-)