Card & Envelope

With so many fun and interesting techniques out there to try, this has been a busy week for me! After playing around with the sponging a layer technique (here’s a link to that post with all of the samples, Faux Layer), I realized the green card sample was just big enough to attempt GinaK’s little label card and envelope project. You can see her video by following this link here: Little Label Card and Envelope.

The envelope created in this video is such a cute and usable size for gift cards or a small note to go along with a bouquet of flowers for a sick friend or to attach to a present. Here is my finished envelope from a 6” x 6” piece of scrapbook paper.

As you can see, this gift card to Texas Roadhouse fits in there perfectly with room to spare if you wanted to also include a note with it.

I have always been fascinated by card projects that use the entire shape cut from a nestability die, but never really paid enough attention to see how it was done, until this video. As you will see in Gina’s video, it’s super duper easy, and you may already be doing it yourself. Cut two shapes, one for the back and one for the front. On the back shape, use your tool of choice to score a line at the top of the shape. If the card is small, score ¼” from the top, larger cards, like my example can be scored ½” from the top. Use a strong adhesive, such as score tape or red line tape to secure the front and back panels. After the card is together, open the fold line by gently bending the back open.

Here is my card along with an envelope made from an 8” x 8” piece of cardstock.

This envelope is created exactly as the smaller one from the video, however for an 8” x 8” square, score the top at 1 ¾” and the bottom at 5 ½”. Rotate and score both of the sides at 1 ¼”.

The card shown here is about 4 5/8 inch wide so there is plenty of room to spare in this envelope. (After doing some measuring, you can put a card up too 5 3/8” x 3 ½” in this size envelope.)

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the Internet, enjoy your weekend and don’t forget, comments are always welcome!

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