Clear Envelope Brag Book

by Corinne Somerville

Make your own photo brag book with clear envelopes.


  • 4 3/4" x 9 1/4" piece of cardstock for back and spine of book

  • 4 3/4" x 6 1/4" piece of cardstock for front of book

  • Additonal cardstock and patterned paper to decorate

  • Paper cutter with scoring tool

  • 1/16" handheld circle punch

  • Clear Envelopes

  • Brads

  • Sticky Strip™


  1. Step 1

    Score your 4 3/4" x 9 1/4" piece of cardstock at 1" and 2" on the 9 1/4" side.

  2. Step 2

    Fold your cardstock over at the 2" score mark. This will form the spine of your book.

  3. Step 3

    Apply Sticky Strip™ to the end of the front panel.

  4. Step 4

    Adhere the 6 1/4" x 4 3/4" piece of cardstock (your front cover) to the exposed Sticky Strip™.

  5. Step 5

    Peel the plastic lining of your clear envelope seal, line the envelope up with the back of your book and tape down. Layer all envelopes on top of each other.

    Five envelopes were used here. The envelopes will serve as page protectors for your photos.

  6. Step 6

    Use your hole punch to make holes for your brads. You can use your thumb as a ruler on both ends.

    The punch will go through both all the cardstock and envelopes with no problem

  7. Step 7

    Attach your brads.

    Eyelets and ribbon can be used here instead of brads.

  8. Step 8

    Decorate brag book to whatever theme that will hold your photos.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Clear Envelope Brag Book. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Kelly Taylor  |  Wed Feb 6, 2008 at 4:58 AM

I *heart* this tutorial! grin Where do the clear envelopes come from-not SU!?

~Jenn grin
Jenn  |  Wed Feb 6, 2008 at 5:01 AM
Jenn, Stampin' Up! sells those clear envelopes.
beate  |  Wed Feb 6, 2008 at 5:03 AM
Another wonderful idea! YAY!
Valerie  |  Wed Feb 6, 2008 at 5:07 AM
Hi Beate,

Thanks for the info...are those the clear translucent envies? I didn't realize these were something we carried, and they're self-adhesive?

Great! grin
Jenn  |  Wed Feb 6, 2008 at 5:13 AM
Jenn, yes to both! They are clear translucent medium size envelopes SU carries and they are self adhesive.
beate  |  Wed Feb 6, 2008 at 5:19 AM

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