Envelope Envy Video Part One

Stampin pretty wow flowers lined envelope

Ready for my quick and easy tips on giving your envelopes polish?  Today kicks off part one of three video tutorials on simple ways to jazz up your envelopes for a coordinated look with your hand crafted cards. 


UPDATE: 
I suggest a strong adhesive to seal the envelope (since the original envelope flap adhesive gets covered).  Stampin' Up! 2-Way Glue should do the trick and is quick and easy to use–just swipe along the top of the flap.  When sealing the envelope, be sure to adhere immediately (while glue is blue) and hold for a few seconds–M

This masculine birthday card takes shape in minutes using my hobby blade and cutting mat.  Very retro and clean.  My inspiration comes from the bold orange and stainless kitchen below, part of a monochromatic color challenge at Kween Bee Kreations.

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Wow flowers stampin pretty Stamp Set:  Wow Flowers (120255, Sale-A-Bration)
Paper:  Brushed Silver Card Stock (100712), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools:  Hobby Blade (102449), Cutting Mat (101087), Circle Punches:  1" (109046), 1 1/4" (104403), 1 3/8" (104401), Modern Label Punch (116630)

The Perfect Touch:  Silver Jumbo Brad (112534, 5/16" Jumbo Brads Neutrals), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Envelope:  Whisper White Medium Envelope (107301), Pumpkin Pie Designer Series (112159), 2-Way Glue (100425), Paper Snips (103579)

11 Comments:

  1. Good Morning Mary!

    Thanks so much for doing this tutorial! You made it look so easy and your card is awesome!!! I would love to know how you used your hobby knife to do that!

    Thanks again!

    Hi LaShawnda: The only pieces that are cut using the hobby blade (knife) are the Pumpkin Pie pieces. I layered a rectangle of Whisper White behind them–it looks like there are more curves than there are. I simply cut the Pumpkin Pie card stock to a bit wider than I need and “carve” in the curves on both sides with the blade. Very fun and easy. Hope this helps! Hugs, M

  2. I was wondering how that was done, and now I know. You made it look so simple. Thanks a bunch Mary for the tutorial.
    Blessings,
    Violet

  3. Thank you. The envelope pulls the whole card together!

  4. Hi Mary, Loved the video, have never tried doing that to the envelope but you made it look very easy so I will have to give it a try!! Thanks so much!

  5. I also love to line and decorate my envelopes. Just wondering what you use on the envelope flap for closure. I generally line below the glued area of the flap. It’s a little trickier to do, but then the envelope already has adhesive on it.

  6. Great video! Great tips on saving paper!

  7. Very cool card and GREAT video Mary! I just attempted to line an envelope yesterday with my square Mojo Monday 127 card, and biffed it bigtime. I was trying to leave the gummy strip exposed and failed. So my question is, which kind of glue do you use to seal the envelope since the gummy strip is covered? MUCH better way to line the inside…thanks!

    Hi Michelle (and others who have asked): I suggest a strong adhesive to seal the envelope (since the original adhesive gets covered). Stampin’ Up! 2-Way Glue should do the trick and is quick and easy to use–just swipe along the top of the flap. Just be sure to adhere immediately and hold for a few seconds.

    Hugs, Mary

  8. Great Video, Mary!

  9. Thanks Mary for sharing this with us!! I will have to try it!! My only thought is, I open envelopes by ripping down the side, I would never see this, I wonder if others do??

    Hi Connie: I open my envies from the top . . . so I hadn’t thought about those who open from the side. Frankly, the next two videos will be all about the flap–from the outside. Stay tuned! Hugs, M

  10. Thank you so much for playing in my second challenge!

    What an awesome retro card. 🙂

  11. I just now saw this tutorial and LOVE IT! Have wondered how to make matching or coordinated envelopes in an easy manner, and this does the trick!

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