Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Decorated envelopes with matching card box

I'm excited to show you my next project, because I'm really pleased with how it turned out!!

It started off with a Confetti Cream SU envelope (retired). I've folded the flap inside the card. Then I've cut to size some DP cardstock so that it sits on the front of envelope (really the back). I've attached some ribbon and a stamped image. Easy as that. Inside the envelope is a note card which sits snug inside. The photo's give you a better idea. The first photo shows just the envelope with the note card in front.

This is how the decorated envelope will look with the note card inside.
Here's another one using the same DP. I've also made up a few more, with different stamped images, but same colours in DP and cardstock. These decorated envelopes will fit into a standard size C6 envelope so you can post them in the mail.
Then I needed a box for all these cards to go into, so I can use it as a gift. I found a tutorial on Paper Pleasing Ideas. It was just the perfect size for my cards and very easy to follow. Once again I've used the same colours in cardstock and DP to keep it all uniform. This case would quite easily fit five cards inside and would make the perfect Mother's Day gift.
Here is the link if you would like to give it a try. Check out the rest of Julie's blog - it's amazing and very inspiring.
http://paperpleasing.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/04/card-case-tutor.html




Details:

Stamps: Garden Whimsy, A little bit of happiness (Hostess stamp) Life's Definitions, Warm words
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, DP Prints Series - Rose Red, Watercolour paper
Ink: Stazon Black, Purely Pomegrante, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Rose Red
Accessories: Punches, Ribbon Brads, Hodgepodge hardware. envelopes

Note: I've used some retired Confetti Cream envelopes from Stampin'Up. They are now available in Whisper White and Very Vanilla. Different size envelopes can be used to suit your project.

All images Copyright Stampin'Up 2008

7 comments:

JJ'S CARD N CRAFT said...

Chantelle, very clever, and of course a great gift, i am not sure if i can achieve this, but i guess i will cheque out the tutorial!

Julie said...

Wow - this ROCKS! I love the colors you used, and that confetti CS box is very elegant!

Chris said...

VERY nice -- I just love your site for ideas!!! :o)

HH said...

very inspiring, chan. it is such a nice gift idea, very clever. as you use other sites for inspiration, i'm sure there are a swag of ladies who use yours for their inspiration. love the colours too.

Helen Phillips said...

Wow, you have been busy! They look just fantastic. Thanks for posting my blog on your site. I appreciate it. Helen Phillips

Leigh said...

I love this. What a great idea to use the envelopes Chantelle. I'm off to check out Paper Pleasing Ideas now.

Waseem said...

very clever, and of course a great gift, i am not sure if i can achieve this, for my own Gift Card envelopes.