Envelope Inspiration

Yesterday I got to see my amazing best friend. As I was leaving, she pulled out this small slimline envelope she had gotten from SimonSaysStamp and told me to figure out how to make a card for it. I made 3 last night, as it was fun. The envelope reminds me of ones they used to have that you could slide money into.

For this first card (for my best friend, of course), I used some Gina K Tranquil Teal card for the base (3-1/4 x 6-1/4″). Then used some paper and stickers from Simple Stories So Fancy (really old, but so fun). I really liked the “you & me” sticker, but wanted to pop it up and give it a bit more color, so cut a heart out of some of the paper in the kit and adhered it to that, then popped it up. So fun and quick.

A few more of the stickers to decorate the inside and it’s ready to go. I rarely use stickers to create cards, but this was so quick and easy and fun to make.

Next is one I made that would also fit in the envelope, but I used a Darice embossing folder called Vine Pattern on some black and then used some of my reconstituted Opal Blaze Polish to decorate.

So, if you didn’t see my earlier post, most of my Opal Blaze Polishes had dried to rock solid (yes they were covered, with their inside cover and lid). But, apparently, when they are mostly gone, just the air in the jar dries them out. I added a few drops of distilled water and left them overnight. They are not quite the same consistency as they were when new, but still useable. You can see I got a few smears here and there, as it was still a bit thick. But it adds a fun green and gold look to the vines. Popped up a few of the Altenew Mini Poppy flowers I had embossed with some black foam squares and added the panel to a white card base. I like the contrast of the white base with the black panel.

Another fairly quick and easy one, as it is so small. I have to say, making cards for this size envelope was lots of fun. There’s not much room, which makes it go very quickly. I don’t like the fact that out of my 8-1/2×11″ piece of card stock, I get one card with two smaller leftover pieces. My A2 size is so much better, where I get 2 complete card bases out of 1 sheet. That is me and my economical nature.

The top card is in the WeCraftCards.com weekly challenge of a love sentiment. The bottom card is for the SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Anything Goes challenge. Hey, this was all based on their envelope!

Now, as I don’t have extra envelopes, I need to figure out how to make them. That’s going to be fun, too.

Thank you for seeing what I worked on this week. I have another card planned, that I will hopefully get done, as well as a couple of challenges I’d like to play along in this weekend. We shall see how it goes. I appreciate you spending some of your valuable time with me today. Have a wonderful weekend.

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16 thoughts on “Envelope Inspiration”

  1. This mini-slimline size is all over it seems. I haven’t used it, but would work well with the 6 x 6 paper pads for layers. I am like you, though, and my frugal nature like to conserve cardstock. I might give that size a try, but I most likely will not make many. I like how you saved your paste by adding the distilled water. Like you said, you had nothing to lose.

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  2. I rarely use stickers on cards as well, but you did a great job incorporating them into you fun card design. Love all the colors and different patterns and how you decorated the inside as well. Love the bright colors and shimmer on the second card and how they really pop against your textured, black gold, and green background.

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  3. Great cards and so creative to use stickers. I’m still not that sold of the slim line cards and now there’s a smaller slimline size. I agree with you that A2 is a much more economical size card to create.

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  4. Lovely cards. The sparkly flowers are so pretty against the background. I’m not familiar with Opal Blaze polishes but I’m glad you were able to save them. I’m totally with you on the slimline craze. I like the ones I’ve seen but there’s too much waste, of course the left overs can always be used for scraps, but I always have enough scraps anyway.

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