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!

Questions and Comments

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I just signed up as a SUD this week and I totally addicted to the site. Can't wait to get in to the SU group. Thanks for all your womderful ideas.
nanagayle  |  Thu Mar 6, 2008 at 12:15 PM
awesome idea, but where do you find the clear envelopes?
Kelly Dorathy  |  Thu May 1, 2008 at 11:25 AM
Hi Kelly:

Stampin' Up! sells these clear envelopes it's item #102619

Hope that helps smile
Corinne  |  Fri May 2, 2008 at 3:34 AM
I love scs and love the brag book idea. where did you get your envelopes. The ones I have open at the top and will not work with your design. I do not have a craft store close and wanted to make this tonight.
Joyce  |  Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 4:48 PM
You can purchase them from Stampin' Up! Item #102619

Enjoy smile
corinne (aka Roxy)  |  Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 4:51 PM
love it!!
mesha flynn  |  Sat May 9, 2009 at 5:27 AM
Wow! What a great idea. I'm going to have to make some of these. I would think they would be great for friends! Thanks so much.

Does anyone have a photo of the INSIDE of this little book; once it's completed and actually holding photos? Also, did I miss it? What size photos will this hold? Can you get prints that are the same size as cards? TIA!

Stacy  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 11:13 AM
The most awesome site on the computer. Thank you for ALL the wonderful inspiration, organization of the site and sharing the talents of talented people.
Claire Scott  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 2:50 PM
I have made two of these so far and they are so easy to do. I have a lot of pictures that I give away and why not put your own flavor into it! Thanks for the idea!
Pamela  |  Thu Jun 4, 2009 at 5:35 PM
Creative idea...will try it.
Sandy  |  Fri May 7, 2010 at 12:52 PM

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