Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Christmas Photo Card | Die Cut and Decorated Envelope
Happy Hump Day, everyone! If you are a Fun Stampers Journey Coach and on Facebook, I shared this idea live this morning. I had one other project I wanted to share, but had to get it in the mail so didn't have it for the video, took photos so I could share on my blog.
Fun Stampers Journey currently is having a Pocket and Locket Promotion. At FSJ, we have jewelry, YES! And lots of dies to help make that gift even more special. Today, I'm sharing one of the dies called simply Envelope Set. It has 6 dies and you will need the large Platinum machine to die cut the envelope die.
This is the card I did to coordinate with my envelope. After making my card, I used the same printed paper and ran the envelope die twice. Once for my Whip Cream envelope and the second (TIP: You can just run it through the machine for the part you need, the flap). I trimmed my flap from the Printed Paper and adhered it to the inside flap. For the inside of the envelope, I used the die that comes with the set, just slipped it in and adhered it.
I used the piercing die from the set to dress up my flap and then added stamping that coordinates with the message of my card. FYI, I did mail this card, so most everything was flat enough except for the twine and added sequins. The card and envelope weighed an ounce, so I put two stamps to cover the cost.
I always do photo cards for Christmas, but I do love to get crafty...so I decided to make the personal touch of the photo card even more special with a decorated envelope. I have two designs I came up with, and love both!
The Whip Cream envelope, I die cut the holly leaves, and sponged on Kiwi Slice, then used one of the center flower stamps from Spring Bouquet for the berries. Since these envelopes will be mass-produced, I am keeping the design simple. Add your washi tape to the front at the bottom and then just attach the address typed on a label or handwritten.
Then I tried the envelope in Rock Candy and stamped using the Pattern Love stamp set. I love this set in general, but especially for the holidays. Any geometric shapes are so pretty for holidays, but the triangles have a Christmas tree look as well. I used the Silver pigment ink for the larger triangles and love the transparent look it gives! Don't forget to add your beautiful silver washi!
For the holly leaves I inked on, I like to do that with the envelope open before assembling because I want a little to go over to the other side...I think it adds a nice touch to your handmade envelope. Another nice touch is to add a sentiment to go with the theme of your photo card to the flap before sealing it with more pretty washi tape.
Okay, my mind starts to really get going once I get started, and just simply die cutting printed paper with the envelope die is so fun and colorful!! I did not take a photo, but shared on the live video, using a large or small letter from the steel rule dies that we have to monogram them if you are not mailing! So stunning and elegant.
I LOVE those Project Me girls on the inside peeking out!
If you love to make envelope mini albums, this would so cute as well!
Love having these die cut to see how they look, really inspires me seeing all the patterns and then jumpstarts the cards that will go with them.
Thanks so much for stopping by! And be sure to get some gift-giving dies and jewelry while the Pocket and Locket promotion is going on for November. Happy creating and shopping!