Pun Fun Enchilada

Stampin up enchilada
This week's Splitcoast Ways to Use It Challenge asks for the "Whole Enchilada". . . make 3 x 3 cards, envelopes and the box to put them in.  I admit I winced at first but after examining the template for the box and envelopes, realized it wasn't complicated at all and was up for the challenge.

Enchilada Part I:  The note cards begin with a 3 x 3 card base (see note below in red for size update) of Whisper White card stock.  I then stamped three of the Pun Fun characters on Blue Bayou using Versamark and heat embossing with White Embossing powder.  TIP:  Line images like the Pun Fun set are bundles of watercoloring fun . . . however, they look fantastic on their own, too.  Crisp and clean.  Each card received a little jazz with Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon.

Enchilada Part II:  I next used Stampin' Up!'s Spring Break Designer Series paper in a floral pattern to create envelopes from scratch.  For the first five minutes, the only scratch was to my head trying to understand these directions but then something finally kicked in.  TIP:  I always give any new template a try with scratch paper first so I don't ruin the pretty stuff.  This ended up quite empowering since the same formula with slightly changed square measurements means I can easily make square envelopes for many sizes . . . even my little 4 x 4's that I can't find envelopes for.  TIP:  Be sure to adjust your starting square according to your note card size . . . it's final dimensions should be 1/4" larger than the note card.

Update 6/5/08:  In order for the note cards and envelopes to work with the template below, you will need to make the note cards 2 7/8" square and the envelopes 3" square.

Enchilada Part III:  OK, this polka dot pattern was the number one reason Spring Break Designer Series paper first grabbed my attention.  It's delicious.  TIP: I cut the designer paper to 8.5 x 11 and ran it through my printer using this template, (printing it on the opposite side of the polka dot pattern).  Grabbing some paper snips, I clipped it out, made a few folds on the printed template and ended up with a box.  Some more Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon "wraps" things up for a charming mini gift set.

Hugs and Pretties . . . Mary

Stamp Set:  Stampin' Up! Pun Fun
Paper:  Spring Break Designer Series, Whisper White
Ink:  Versamark
Cool Tools:  Corner Rounder Punch, Heat Tool
The Perfect Touch:  Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon, White Embossing Powder


  1. I can’t believe I am commenting on such simple cards, but they are TOO STINKING CUTE not to comment!! Unbelievable!! How do you do it Mary Fish?? Elizabeth

  2. Any chance you would provide clearer directions on how you made the envelopes? Yours look so wonderful and I found them too confusing.

  3. I love these. They are too cute!

  4. Hi Mary,

    I love these! In fact a group a me and my friends are getting together to make them.
    One problem, I’m not able to get to the link for the envelope for directions. I get a message at Flourishes that says file cannot be found. Can you offer any help?

    Thanks for all your beautiful ideas.
    You have a Mary Fish fan club here in Houston!

  5. I just loved that and I had to try it. Luckily I had all the supplies and they’re so cute. Thanks for the idea.

  6. These are soo stinkin’ cute…anyone would love to get these. Love the color combo

  7. OMGosh Mary!!! These are wonderful, love the colors, envelopes, everything!! Great job on this challenge!

  8. I just stumbled across your blog and LOVE IT! Will be putting you in my google reader!
    Great projects and ideas!!!


    (a fellow demo)

  9. So cute!!! Great idea about stamping them in white. Very clever.

  10. Mary – these are totally cute!!!

  11. These are stunning, love the colors and the ribbon, you are so creative :).

  12. love it mary!! that box…wow!! i would love to see the look on the face of the person that receives this fun set of cards and wonderful box!! keep it up girl!!

  13. colleen kramer

    Love them! Very striking in white on blue bayou! Great envelopes, too! This is a challenge…good for you for stepping out to try something like this! A winner for sure!

  14. These look AMAZING Mary! I never would of thought of using that set without coloring but they look great all on there own! Thanks for the inspiration! {SMILES}

  15. Wowww Mary, they are adorable!!!

  16. No way! This is the coolest yet! I love the colors.

  17. Wow, you are so clever. I never would have thought to stamp these guys in white, they look wonderful!!!! I love your envelopes too. Joan

  18. How punny Mary! Were we on the same wavelength last night or what!?? I LOVE your cards – I want them! They are absolutely adorable.

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