Do you decorate your envelopes to coordinate with your handmade cards? Hey there! It’s Judy V here from Created Just 4 U and I’m sharing a coordinated card and envelope project I created for CutCardStock.
I have to admit I don’t usually decorate my envelopes. But, it does add something special to a plain envelope. And, there are many different ways to dress up your envelopes. Mine here was done with stamping, but you can also stencil or dry emboss.
I started by stamping with 2 stamps that work well together. The violin and sentiment are stamped on a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 Cougar White Smooth Card Stock. A Leader Opaque 5 1/2 Bar Envelope was stamped with the rose/music staff stamp. I used a Black Noir Finesse Ink Pad from Crafter’s Companion.
Both images were colored with Castle Arts Pencils.
I decided to add an envelope liner using a piece of pretty patterned paper from my scraps.
The liner piece was trimmed to 5 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. This will leave the gummed area of the envelope flap uncovered.
Slip the liner into the envelope and fold down the flap to create a crease on the liner paper. I marked the center of the top of the liner and trimmed from that point down to the crease on the outside edges.
Place the liner in the envelope and adhere the top to the flap.
Using Basis RED 80lb Card Stock, I cut a 4 1/2 x 11 inch piece and scored at 5 1/2 inches to create a top folding A2 card base. The violin piece was centered and adhered to the base.
I decided to stamp the outside of the envelope flap with another stamp.
The card fits nicely inside the envelope.
My project is complete.
I’m loving the way this turned out and think I will have to start adding something a little extra to my plain envelopes more often.