Monday, January 23, 2012

With Love and a Mini Envelope Tutorial........

Hi Everyone!

I needed to make a card for my youngest son's, little girl friend who is turning 4 on Valentines Day. I thought it would be nice for her birthday card to have a Valentines feel to it. I've seen quite a few cards in blog land that have the envelopes with hearts coming out of it but thought I'd put my own spin on it.

Here's the Just Add Ink #101 sketch that I used-

I don't have the Scallop Envelope die so I made a mini envelope using the Scallop Square Die. I also put together a quick mini tutorial on how I did it-

The blue dotted lines are score lines and the red solid lines are cut lines.

This is what it should like once it's scored and cut.

Place a small piece of adhesive in the corner of one flap so that when you fold them in, it adheres together as in above picture.

Place adhesive on the side edges of bottom flap and fold over.
Finished envelope measures 6.5cm's square closed over 6.5 x 10cm's open.

I'm also entering this card into Unstampabelles Challenges #7 - anything goes (there's no stamps on this one) and Shirley's Valentine Blog Hop #1  (well, it is a Valentines birthday card LOL :)

I love reading your comments! And remember, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. If you use my mini envelope tutorial, please let me know so I can come and have a look!

Supplies- (All SU! unless stated)
Card stock - Rose Red, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake,
Ink - Crumb Cake
Sentiment - printed on my computer
Other - Big Shot, Scallop Square Die, Hearts and Brackets Die (retired), sponge daubers, snail, liquid glue

13 lovely comments:

Susan Hogan said...

Very sweet and valentines! Love that you made that little envelope!

Patrice said...

Sandra you are so clever! I love what you've done with the scallop square. Gorgeous card!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Sandra this is one really cute card! I love how you did the envelope. Thanks for adding it to the Valentine Blog Hop!!


Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

lovely card - great tutorial for the envelope. thanks for joining in UnstampaBelles this month.

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Very pretty card Sandra. I'm sure she'll love it. You are clever making your own scalloped envelope! :)
Glad you could play along with us at JAI this week.

ebeth9267 said...

I am totally lovin' your card and your added tutorial. Thanks for sharing the details on how you cut your envelope--that is so cool. Smiles, Elizabeth

Kathryne said...

Your card is so sweet! Love how you made the scallop envelope and thanks for the tutorial!

Monica said...

Such an elegant card... love the envelope and the distressing on it. Thanks for joining us at UnstampaBelles this month.

Merry said...

The hearts look wonderful tumbling out of your beautiful envelope. Thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles.

Mae Collins said...

What a novel idea of having your envelope full of hearts and love for the front of this card. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

Nikki Spencer said...

Great envelope tutorial Sandra, thanks for providing that, it's a great idea! Love all the hearts spilling out and Thanks for joining in with this weeks JAI challenge.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hey hun! How weird ... I just got an email sub for your blog ... for a post in July! I had a giggle! Hope you're doing ok??? Hugs xxx

Hank hendricks said...

love that you made the little Gift Card envelopes..thanks for sharing.