Thursday, June 30, 2011

Envelope Cards

Hey Everyone:)

Boy have I been busy. I thought I would have more time to craft with school out, thinking my older ones could help with my littlest, but I have even less time now that school isout. These boys sure keep me crazy.
I just got their report cards and I am so relieved to say that my oldest (Z) passed. By the skin of his teeth but he passed. N passed too. He did real well this year.

We are getting our housed painted too. And it is coming along great. This week I will post some pics:) It is a pretty old house and it really needed it:)

Are there any CNYers out there that follow my blog? I am thinking of having a get together very soon. Like a crop/scrap what ever we wanna call it. Just for fun party. If you wanna shoot me your email here in the comments I will send out info on when. I would really love to meet and hang out with other peeps in my area.

So here is my projects I wanted to share today:) I got the idea for these envelope cards from another Demos Blog. Can not remember her blog addy but when I come across it again I will come edit this post to put the link in. I think her name is Angie (Scrap Chic). Thanks for the great idea Angie:)
I will write a brief recipe on how I did them:)

These are perfect for gift cards and little notes:)

The paper I used came from Stampin up. It is Dusty Durango designer series paper.

The base is cut at 7 5/8 x 4 3/4
Scored at 1 3/8 and 4 1/2

Strip across top is cut at 4 1/2 x 1 1/8

The three layers in front are cut at
3 3/8 x 2
3 1/8 x 1 3/4
2 7/8 1 1/2
When adding these to front use pop up dots only on bottom so you can slide card closed on top.

The inside is an envelope cut and half.
You seal envelope (medium size) and fold in half and cut it down middle.
Then you glue the two parts together to create that accordion look.
And then glue whole piece inside base of card.

I purchased my envelopes medium size from SU.

The butterfly and flower stamp are from SU For All You Do Set.
And the happy birthday is from SU Family Phrases Set.

The ink was SU classic Dusty Durango:)
Thanks for looking:)

I have a couple more projects using the same paper I will post tomorrow:)

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And of course I can not close this post with out inviting you to my message boards.
They are fun and Free! Hope to see you there:)


Angie said...

Super cute, great job!

Lisa said...

Wow, Chris, these are so awesome! What a great idea for a card! I love that you can stick a note or picture or whatever into the envelope! And that paper is fabulous! LOVE it :)


Jessica said...

Awesome envelope cards! Sounds like you HAVE been busy. Good luck in all your ventures and I hope your CNYers get together is a blast!

Christina said...

Great Cards!

Pam said...

This is a marvelous idea! I always make an envelope, this eliminates the need. So smart. The card its' self is beautiful. Now I want to thank you for coming by my blog. I am also a new follower for you. Hugs, Pam at

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, very cool card. I may have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration!
Sherrie K

Her Craftiness (Lynne Kirsch) said...

Adorable --- love them and thank you for sharing! New follower and must thank you for finding my little spot on the web!

Kimberli said...

Great cards, I love the colors, such a fun idea!! I wish I lived closer, I would love to come to a crop!!

Esther said...

What a clever idea!
And yours turned out so cute!
I am going to have to try this.

Staying Crafty said...

Very cool project!

Susan said...

Thank you for stopping over and the congrats on my big win! I'm so glad you did, I'm a new follower and I must say, your blog sounds very fun and interesting! I can't wait to check it out!


Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Very pretty!!!

I'll check out your message boardS :-)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great cards nice design!

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