Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A little envelope full of love


I've mentioned before that I'm trying to better at leaving love notes for my sweet husband. Our lives are so busy, we don't get to tell each other the sweet little things as much as we want to. This card started out with the tiny envelope! Another demonstrator asked for suggestions on how to make an envelope that would fit on a card front, and somehow my brain wouldn't rest till I figured it out. Which is a little odd for me, frankly. My brain tends more to words than numbers.

Anyway, to make a mini-envelope that is 1 7/8" x 1 3/8, start with a square of cardstock or Designer Series Paper (DSP) that is 3" x 3". Place it in the Envelope Punch Board at 1 3/8" and punch and score. Continue on by lining up the score line with the little pointy edge. Ta da! A mini envelope!

To finish the card, I stamped the "you & me" from Perfect Pennants, then matted it on a tag from the Tag Topper punch. The Love border is hand-drawn--also unlike me. :-) The hearts are from the photopolymer set Countless Sayings, and the texture on the card base is the Sale-a-bration embossing folder, Decorative Dots.

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