Mojo Monday and Envelope Tutorial

Stampin up mojo monday serene snowflakes

Welcome to Monday and my weekly Mojo Monday design.  This week's sketch longs for pretty paper and simple elements.  I used the Serene Snowflakes stamp set, another sneak peek from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog (available Sept. 1).  Click here for all my Holiday Mini sneak peek samples.

STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:

  • Stampin' Up! Craft and Rubber Scissors (103179) easily lop off the "legs" of brads that stick out past your elements.  They came in handy for both the Circle Rhinestone Brads I used.
  • For an extra 3-D punch, I stamped the main snowflake twice.  I snipped out and layered the second and adhered over the first.  Very chic!
  • Textured card stock for the lower portion (Very Vanilla) and "flag" (Taken with Teal) adds a richness to this project.
  • Click here for my favorite tips on using the Circle Scissor Plus.

At the request of my Stampin' Pretty readers, I shot instructional photos for adding designer paper to the outside of envelope flaps.  It's a beautiful touch and quicker (at least for me) than lining the interior.

Stampin up envelope flap tutorial 1

I prefer Stampin' Up!'s Craft and Paper Scissors (108360) for trimming Designer Series Paper.  They cut like "buttah."


Stampin up envelope flap tutorial 2

Apply a strong adhesive to the exterior envelope flap on all sides.  Line up designer paper to cover the flap and adhere.  The designer paper should go snug against the envelope crease.


Stampin up envelope flap tutorial 3

Flip the envelope over and carefully cut away the excess designer paper. 


Stampin up envelope flap tutorial 4

Now you have a pretty, coordinated envelope for your card!

LIKE THIS CARD OR HAVE A QUESTION?  Please leave me a comment at the end of this post.  I'll edit your comment with an answer so be sure to check back 🙂
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Stampin up serene snowflakes paper piercing Stamp Set:  Serene Snowflakes (115438, available Sept. 1)
Paper:  Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper (115676), Kraft (102125), Taken with Teal (101584), Very Vanilla (100730)
Ink:  Taken with Teal (103257)
Cool Tools:  Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Glass Mat (112531), Paper Piercer (116631), Piercing Template (105826, Mat Pack), 1/2" (104390) and 3/4" (107217) Circle Punches
The Perfect Touch:  Circle Rhinestone Brads (Ice), Stampin' Dimensionals
Envelope:  Kraft Medium, Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper

28 Comments:

  1. Great card and great layout. I love the designer paper!!

  2. Beautiful card! My Serene Snowflakes set hasn’t been inked yet — but thanks to your wonderful inspiration, I think today will be the day.

    Thanks so much for the envelope flap instructions. Hey! I can do this! 🙂

  3. I love how you ‘popped’ the snowflake. Today’s card is a perfect mix of traditional and modern – LOVE it!

  4. Colleen Kramer

    Gorgeous!!! Love the colors, the patterns, the little extra bling. The envelope is just perfect, too. Going into my favs!

  5. Very pretty Mary! That paper is spectacular!

  6. Wholy moly girl, this is a beauty! I can’t wait to get the new paper!

  7. Thanks for the envelope tutorial. Your work is always great……….thanks pat

  8. Wow, so simple and so elegant. This is my favorite combination of stamping. When I saw the DSP in the catty it didn’t grab me. Of course, with your wonderful example now I have to have it. Thanks for the inspiration(as usual).

  9. Oh my word, those COLORS are gorgeous! My favorite holiday paper…

  10. Mmmm….luv this color combo, once again Mary, you’ve created an Elegant, but yet so simple card, thanks!

  11. love this snowflake…so fun!! love it all!

  12. Love your mojomonday take. The colors are beautiful. Thanks for the envelope tutorial. Your spelling is du bomb!(buttah)

  13. You stole my heart with this one, Mary.

    I absolutely love the use of Kraft here along with the Holiday Lounge DSP. To die for!

  14. The tutorial is killer! I am so trying that!

    I love this card. I got the paper and now I know I will love it after seeing your card!

  15. Wow! So simple yet so lovely. I love this.
    Kx

  16. Oh so pretty, awesome work.

  17. This card and layout are so pretty!! Thanks for the tutorial on decorating the envelope flap too.

  18. Beautiful card Mary! And what a simple but wonderful touch to the envelope! TFS!

  19. Amy Braunscheidel

    WOW Mary
    what a beautiful card. Your talent is just amazing! Very pretty and elegant card. TFS!

  20. Hi Mary! Love, Love, Love your work! I have a question regarding the cardstock going across the middle section of the card. How do you cut the blue piece of cardstock to have a V look (or < look)? When working with ribbon I usually fold in 1/2 and cut to get this look, but I'm puzzled with cardstock. I've tried but I don't end up with even sides. I appreciate your input as to how you do this. Thanks! Hi Amelia: Thank you for your question. Creating the "flag" takes a little practice and a little luck at hitting the center and getting the angle right. I use my Paper Snips and cut in and toward a center point. I then do my best to line up the same angle on the opposite side (again cutting in and toward the center). Where the two meet should be in the center (or close is fine). The triangle the cuts make is removed and this is the look. Good luck. Hugs, Mary

  21. Thanks for leaving a comment on our blog – I had a lot of fun working with your great Mojo sketch on Sunday!
    This card is beautiful, and I’m wondering why I never thought to cover the flap on an envie, but you’ve made it SO simple! (slapping forehead) Thanks for sharing your expertise – this card/envie combo is gorgeous! I love the colors!!

  22. Mary – gorgeous, as usual! I love the idea of adding the DSP on the outside. Definitely a lot easier than adding it on the inside. Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. So pretty Mary, love the pop’d snowflake and the tutorial. Great idea, I’m gonna have to try one. *smile*

  24. What a gorgeous card!! Just perfect! I hope we get this snowflakes set in Australia.

  25. I love this DSP! Once again, it’s your trademark clean and classy card!

  26. Beautiful card again. I love the colors and I love the flap.

  27. Mary, love, love, love this card – thanks for sharing!

  28. Perfect set to use with this layout. Gorgeous! I love your card and envelope!

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