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Love Notes Pocket Album Featuring Mon Amour

Posted by Graphic 45 02/13/2018 45 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tags,

Hello, G45ers!

 Get ready to fall in love with this gorgeous Wallet Fold Album by Sandy Trefger.  This album was created with a oodles of Graphic 45 goodies, including Mon Amour our romance inspired collection, Policy Envelopes, and metal keys and keyholes.  Below Sandy shares photos and tips on how to transform envelope into a fun and functional accordion album with pull out tags perfect for photos and journaling.  


Mon Amour Love Notes Album

By Sandy Trefger


“February is the month of LOVE!  And what better gift to give someone you love than a “Love Notes” album.  This is not a traditional album with lots of pages for photos but rather an album with accordion pockets for love notes and tags for your photos plus a mini waterfall section for those smaller images you print up from your smartphone. You could even put coupons inside the pockets that are created from the Graphic 45 Square Policy Envelopes.  This is very easy to create.  I did not do a tutorial on it but hopefully, by looking at my photos you can see how easy it would be to put together.




The cover and spines of the album are made from cardstock that you score to hold the policy envelopes and to create a flap for the closure.  When I open it up, you can see the small waterfall section on the left.  The policy envelopes are in the right section of the album.



The envelopes do not open up as pages but are attached together in the center of each one to create an accordion type section to hold your love notes and the tags for photos.  You only put adhesive down the middle of each envelope and attach it to the next one.  For this project, I did cut off the closure flaps of each policy envelope to create open pockets.



Graphic 45 Supplies:

Mon Amour 12x12 Pad

Staples - Square Tags - Black

Staples - Policy Envelopes-Square Black

Staples - Ornate Metal Key Holes

Staples - Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Staples - Ornate Metal Keys


Other Supplies:

  • 49 & Market Flowers in Pink & Ivory
  • Pink Button Twine
  • Ivory Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Ivory Artisan Cardstock
  • Black & Ivory Ribbon



Tip:  To create a cover for an accordion type album such as this one, first attach all your envelopes together by only applying adhesive to the center of each envelope.  Then place your envelope set onto your cardstock to get the measurement you will need to create the cover and your score lines.  You may need to piece two sections of cardstock together to make it long enough to include a flap.  Once you have your scored cover, attach the set of attached envelopes to the cover by applying adhesive to the center only of the outside of the first envelope and the last one.



Each flap in the waterfall section will hold small photos.  Create a closure flap by adding a magnet to the back of the flap and the bottom of the top waterfall flap.



Fun Fact:  I received the small Google Home for Christmas and I keep it in my craft room as I love to use it to listen to my Pandora radio stations as I craft.  I can simply say “Hey Google, turn on music” to get it started and then I can say music down, music up, change stations, play Beatles etc.  and all hands-free while I’m crafting!  



 I hope you enjoy this Love Notes Album and will have a try at creating a pocket accordion type album. 

Happy Crafting!” ~Sandy Trefger


Looking for more beautiful projects using Mon Amour?

Check out this adorable layout by Robin Shakoor.

Adore Layout, Mon Amour Collection, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4Adore Layout

By Robin Shakoor


"I went ultra girly with this page filled with flowers, pockets and tags.  I cut a circle in the center of the black script page and adhered it to a pink patterned base using pieces of cardboard.  I added lace under the top layer and a circle of pearls to the top to accentuate the shape of the circle.  I matted the photo on cardboard to create space below the photo for flowers and embellishments.

Tip:  Create a gallery wall using layered scrapbook pages.  This gets your favorite pages out of your scrapbook and into full view." ~Robin

See full post here…


Adore Layout, Mon Amour Collection, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4


Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog,  Facebook, and/or  Instagram to be entered to win!  Up for grabs this week is an Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Tag & Pocket Album kit, including Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Deluxe Collector’s Edition, Black Butterfly Square Tag & Pockets Album, Ornate Metal Keys, and a project sheet.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, February 16th, 2018.


We hope you enjoyed both of these adorable projects.  Big thanks to Sandy and Robin for sharing their talents to keep our creative hearts beating.  Be sure to join our February challenge #G45Love.  Just create a love inspired project and share to Facebook using the #G45Love hashtag and @Graphic45.  Winner will be announced Thursday, March 1st on our newsletter.  Sign up for our newsletter here.  


Happy Papercrafting!

45 Comment(s)

02/13/2018, 10:51:20 AM

Oh these are so lovely. Looking forward to seeing all the products

02/13/2018, 11:31:18 AM

Stunning projects with fabulous papers. Wonderful and inspiring.

Cheryl Wells:
02/13/2018, 12:14:56 PM

Wonderful album and layout - Always something beautiful with Graphic 45!!

Sue D:
02/13/2018, 12:22:58 PM

Sweet album--perfect for love notes. Lovely layout too.

02/13/2018, 12:24:14 PM

How so very lovely! G45 rocks!

02/13/2018, 12:24:22 PM

C'est très joli et très romantique !

Regina Harrison:
02/13/2018, 12:35:38 PM

I love this little album perfect for notes and it is even better because of the beautiful pinks in this paper collection.

Barbara G.:
02/13/2018, 12:49:17 PM

Love the little album & the layout page. This Mon Amour paper is gorgeous for so many projects. The Old Curiosity Shop paper brought back happy memories for me. This was the paper used for the first class I ever took for a G45. Would love to win it!

Sarah Hutchins:
02/13/2018, 12:50:06 PM

I love the Mon Amour range, so beautiful and romantic! I really want to make an album for my son and daughter-in-law to be, who are getting married this year, so will be using this collection in the process.

Cynthia Xavier:
02/13/2018, 01:10:27 PM

Beautiful projects. Love the paper.

02/13/2018, 01:13:29 PM

Love, love, love this project!!!

Kathryn Prior:
02/13/2018, 01:29:53 PM

Such an inspiring blog, the scrapbook page is stunning, I love how the black and white photo stands out so beautifully.

Kathy Jo Wood:
02/13/2018, 01:30:24 PM,

Yes! The Mon Amour policy envelope album is super sweet! I am totally creating a similar one. (Oh- the Olde Curiousity Shoppe would be awesome to use.)Thanks for the awesome idea and design, Sandy!

Michele Lewis:
02/13/2018, 01:45:47 PM

I love this quick little album! Such a clever use of the policy envelopes! I think this project will be my next! Thank you Sandy for the tips and advice!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

So much fun and inspiration!!!

Barbara Millar:
02/13/2018, 02:44:05 PM

Beautiful layput and album love the papers so romantic

Michele Check:
02/13/2018, 03:02:50 PM

I am becoming smitten by the gorgeous creations I have been seeing on your site every day. I have been holding a lot of Graphic 45 papers and items in my collection and have not wanted to cut them because they are so gorgeous. Now that I am seeing what others are creating with their papers I think I'm ready to jump in. Winning this collection would be a great jump start for me since all the supplies are included. Very inspiring, please keep them coming, I look forward to seeing them every day.

Michelle Nettleton:
02/13/2018, 03:04:21 PM

Oh today's creations are so lovely! I've got some work to do, got to finish my mans Valentine. Lots of love to all!

Glenda Buster:
02/13/2018, 03:23:01 PM

Thanks for sharing these lovely Mon Amor projects. The accordion album sounds much less complicated to make than it looks

Vanessa LeClear:
02/13/2018, 04:10:16 PM

So beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

02/13/2018, 05:35:29 PM

Interesting take on an envelope album! Great for a gift!

Becca Yahrling:
02/13/2018, 06:20:49 PM

Love Sandy's envelope album. I'd love to try one of these. And Robin's layout is absolutely stunning.

Janet Ingraham:
02/13/2018, 06:21:13 PM

Beautiful pocket album. Love fills the air

02/13/2018, 06:22:56 PM

Beautiful album love the pocket pages and papers.

Cindy Short:
02/13/2018, 07:10:33 PM

As always the papers and designs are stunning.

Mathilde S.:
02/13/2018, 07:16:29 PM

Perfect little album for love notes etc.,and not to difficult to create.I have this collection,it is versatile enough not just for valentine..Thanks for a chance to win this awesome giveaway.

Suzy Hilborn:
02/13/2018, 07:21:19 PM

Beautiful projects by both Sandy and Robin. Thank you for sharing.

Jan G.:
02/13/2018, 08:05:22 PM

One of my favorite Graphic 45 collections. Will make a cute album. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

02/13/2018, 09:40:02 PM

I absolutely LOVE Sandy’s project! The G45 paper & supplies used are definitely my style!!!

Holly Hatch:
02/13/2018, 11:33:39 PM

I love Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers and ephemera! Would really like to win them so I can create something BEAUTIFUL!!!

Amber Joy Lovvorn:
02/13/2018, 11:54:34 PM

I love this. Great job!

Beth Willaims:
02/14/2018, 12:32:48 AM

Love the album-and as always the fantastic instructions. No Mon Amour here-but perfect for my Raining Cats and Dogs. Want to make a memorial album for a dear friend. Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration.

Shirley Sumption:
02/14/2018, 02:18:04 AM

Love it! It’s now on my list of projects to make. Thank you

Dorothy McCarthy:
02/14/2018, 06:40:24 AM,

Oh my!!! Both are stunning works of art!!

Sue MacFall:
02/14/2018, 08:52:52 AM

Wonderful projects yet again - the love album is so makeable and the layout is so pretty for a pretty picture.

Debbie Siddle:
02/14/2018, 09:23:30 AM

Adore the collection and the pocket album xx

Susan Steele:
02/14/2018, 11:36:41 AM

Just luv your Adore Love Notes Pocket Album, Sandy! Never would of thought to use the policy envelopes that way! Just adorable! And Robin ...the Adore layout page is very beautiful too! And I would truly luv to win the Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers and tags and mini-album ....! Thanks so much Graphic 45 for such beautiful papers!

Donna Kelso:
02/14/2018, 11:59:24 AM

Your work is amazing!! So beautiful!!

Kelly Stanoyevic:
02/15/2018, 12:22:02 AM

I love this site where I can see all the beautiful ideas to make wonderful projects with. Thank you for the opportunity to win such great goodies as well. I would love to win.

susan builder:
02/15/2018, 05:00:31 AM

I so look forward to these inspiring projects and new products. Thank you for sharing such beautiful work and gorgeous products.

Toni Bettencourt:
02/15/2018, 05:35:22 AM

I just Love ❤️ this mini album. It seems easy to make, is stylish and holds quite a few photos. The Mon Amour Collection has always been one of my favorites.

Martie Rollin:
02/15/2018, 11:26:38 AM

I love anything Mon Amour! Loved all the useful tips. Nice!

Anne McIntosh:
02/15/2018, 01:43:14 PM

I love the Mon Amour paper collection! I haven't purchased it yet, but I'm inclined to do it soon. I also love making pocket albums and this one looks easy/complicated. As long as I save the pictures, I think I might be able to come close to it. And the scrapbook page was absolutely darling. Thank you

Charlene Ottinger:
02/16/2018, 11:56:42 AM

Sandy is so talented and love her Valentine Albumn. Would love to tackle this project with the beautiful papers from Graphics 45!!

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