Envelope Envy Video Part Three: Embossed Flap

Stampin up elegant bouquet embossing folder

Here is one of my favorite ways to add "wow"–embossed envelop flaps that coordinate with my hand made cards!  And it's lickety split simple.  The third installment of my Envelope Envy Video Tutorial Series is ready to show you how: 


  • I simply adore using catalogs for inspiration.  The page that inspired me today was from a home organization product catalog.
Stampin pretty with all my heart bird punch
  • Stampin up elegant bouquet See the neat row of scallops on the left side of the main panel?  I cropped two big scallops at a time from a Fancy Flower Punch (a fun little tidbit I learned at Stampin' Up!'s Leadership Conference).
  • Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder adds a whopping dose of matching texture to both the card and envelope flap.
  • Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware provides some glam in the form of a flower brad on the bird wing and the Designer Label Holder.  Very cool!


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Punch extra large two step bird stampin pretty Stamp Set:  With All My Heart (Occasions Mini Catalog, Wood-Mount 118134, Clear-Mount 118623)
Paper:  Soft Suede Textured Card Stock (115538, Assorted In Colors), Kraft (102125), Ruby Red (102030), Cameo Coral Textured Card Stock (108697, Assorted Earth Elements)
Ink:  Soft Suede (115657)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Stampin' Up! Elegant Bouquet (115964) and Stampin' Up! Perfect Polka Dots (117335, Occasions Mini Catalog) Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Designer Label Punch (107590), Corner Rounder Punch (109047), Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch (118073, Occasions Mini Catalog), Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch (117191, Occasions Mini Catalog)
The Perfect Touch:  Soft Suede 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115612), Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (111325), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Stephanie Perry

    A few days late but I wanted to let you know that this is one of my all time favorite cards that you have created!!! I love the color mix and the textures and I definitely will be CASEing it very closely (with credit of course). Thanks for all the ideas on the envelopes. I love your tutorials.

  2. Now this is one awesome card. These colors are now my new favorite. I can’t wait to put something together with them. Hugs,

  3. You are amazingly inspiringly cool! Duh . . . never thought to EMBOSS the flap. You are so way ahead of me! Smiles, AB

  4. Love those colors! And I love the designer brad on the wing too!

  5. This is beautiful Mary! I love following your blog! Thank you so much for sharing your talent! Question: What catalog did you get your inspiration from? I’m re-doing my crafting space & those boxes are perfect!!!

    Hi Brandi: I’m 90% sure it was the Container Store. Good luck and thank you for the sweet sentiments. Hugs, Mary

  6. Beautiful card Mary, great envie series too. Love the embossed envie too!! Love your blog, visit it everyday!!

  7. Wow, those colors are just gorgeous together! Love how you’ve interpreted the picture!


  8. Debbie Pierce

    Perfection, as always. I love that you find inspiration in everything. 🙂

  9. Stephanie daughtrey

    Love it! As usual….can’t wait to try it. I must get thus punch. What am I waiting on???? Tfs

  10. Uh-Dorable card Mary, as always. 🙂 Love the tutorials too, you rock!

  11. Mary, I love the colors of this card! Your tutorials are just awesome…thanks for sharing.

  12. Mary this is just lovely. You are always so creative, and I am loving your tutorials.

  13. Darling card using that bird punch. Great idea to emboss the envelope flap too.

  14. I love how you attached the wing! The colors are fab, too!

  15. Love the card and all the envelope videos – great job! Thanks for sharing your ideas. Hugs!!

  16. Another fabulous card, Mary! I love your style! Can you explain how you made the scallops from the fancy flower punch?

    Hi Rhonda: Thanks for your suggestion. I hope to incorporate a more details explanation in the future! Hugs, M

  17. Your tutorials are fab, Mary! I love your sweet card, too. I AM HAVING ENVELOPE ENVY! XO

  18. Beautiful card. Thanks for the reminder about embossing the flap.

  19. Oooh, I just ordered the Kraft envies….it looks so nice, I must try!

  20. Leslie Nyholm

    Love, love, love the colors! That punch is a MUST have! Thank you so much!

  21. Love these colors together, Mary! The embossing is fabulous!

  22. Hi Mary, Thanks for the tutorial on the envys. Love the card, I wish you would put the measurements you use for your card. I love casing all your cards and would be easier if I knew the size you cut your paper at……Thanks again, pat

    Hi Pat: I’m like the cook who never measures . . . I’m going to commit to adding measurements more often . . . deal?

    Hugs, M

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