Monday, March 20, 2017
Cards Need Envelopes...
Let me warn you there are lots of photos for this post. I recently shared how I made lots of cards in preparation for all of my weekly and April's National Letter Writing mailings. Well then I needed envelopes for all those cards. I thought I would buy some but didn't get to the store. I couldn't find my envelopment maker due to it may be packed away. So...what to do!
I got out my supplies and made it up as I went along. Fun papers 12" x 12" I cut in half.
Then I scored the 6" x 12" strips at 4 3/8", 8 7/8" and 10 1/2". This size will fit my 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" cards I created.
Next I clipped the flap corners off to give it some interest. At this point I could have used any of my fancy paper scissors or my fancy edge punches. I merely was keeping it simple.
The flap I glue sticked. I will confess the glue stick did not stay stuck and I ended up having to redo all my flaps with Yes glue. I always learn something each time I craft.
Here are envelopes in process.
Knowing my envelopes had no side space for stitching or gluing I decided to use my Washi tapes and let them seal the edges and add decoration to my papers. I need to use my Washi tapes because I have learned they have a shelf life and some no longer peel cleanly and some no longer stick at all.
I had fun selecting decorative papers for my envelopes and matching them up to my cards.
Here are some cards paired with envelopes ready for personalizing and mailing. Many of my papers can be addressed with a permanent Sharpie pen and some I prefer to use a separate label.
Thank you for following along with me. I do hope recipients of my mail appreciate the time and effort I put into sending cheerful happy mail. Mr. C thinks I am nuts to spend hours making them.
We are awaiting more rain. It is overcast and gloomy. Earlier today Mr. C and I washed his sports car so he could tuck it away for safe keeping until sunnier weather. Even though today is officially Spring we know we are in for at least two more months of Winter. May your flowers be blooming.
Now we are on to Easter and lots of fun ideas. This year one of my sister's has her birthday on Easter so we will be double celebrating.
Discovering My Bliss in 2017...