Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Loaded Envelopes for Mum (Part 2)
Welcome back to my little loaded envelope project. Today I’ll pull everything out and give you a bit more detail about what I made – just note that a lot of product I used is on the retiring list and may not be available anymore. I really wanted to give some of my favourite products a bit of a send off, but you don’t have to use what I have, that’s what I love about this project, use up your bits and pieces with what you have and each one will be a unique little piece of art 🙂
My first envelope, which is more like the original inspiration has two little gift tags created using the Jar of Love Bundle (retiring) -note: the bundle only is retiring, the stamps and framelits will be in the new catalogue but you won’t be able to buy them together and save 10%. If you want this set and the discount, make sure to buy it before June 1. I added the stamped and die cut DSP jars to a folded die cut jar in Very Vanilla cardstock. Two of these were the perfect size for my envelope and added to the vintage feel I was aiming for.
The original envelopes I saw had tonnes of dimension that I really loved, so what started out as a simple heart embellishment just kept growing until I had something with loads of texture and elements that added height and impact to my envelope – I was very happy with how it turned out, can you tell???? 😉
The Cupcakes and Carousels DSP (retiring) is a 6″ x 6″ paper stack, so to make the rosette big enough I just used two strips 1″ x 6″, scored at every 1/4″. The heart was die cut using the Mini Treat Bag Framelits and the bunting with the Balloon Framelits (retiring). A scrap of lace, a flower, some embellishments, add a couple of banners and sentiment and it was done!
The little envelopes were made using the Love Notes Framelits (retiring). These are tiny but just the right size to add little extra surprises for the recipient. I wanted these to be reusable so added a little bellyband 3/8″ wide. As my envelopes are a bit fat, I filled them first before joining the bellyband together to ensure that it would slide on and off easily. An enamel heart helped cover the join and added a bit more interest to this element.
My simple card insert is a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 2-5/8″ x 7-1/2″ scored at 3-3/4″ with a layer of DSP cut to 2-5/8′ x 3-5/8″ on the front, a few flat die cuts dress it up a little and that’s it! You can use it to stand your envelope up or it will fit inside if you want to keep it flat. As I mentioned in my last post I’m planning on adding a gift card behind this card and I don’t have to worry about colours clashing because it will be hidden by the card in front 🙂
My simpler envelope is perfect to make in bulk, it has the same base with the main embellishment adhered to the front pocket this time. A quick little gift tag made from Very Vanilla with a DSP layer and a piece of Lace Doilies (retiring – sold out) sits in the front, a few pre-packaged goodies in the back and one tiny lace bow paperclip finished it off. Quick, easy and inexpensive, perfect for a stall or table favour 🙂
I hope you liked this look at the insides of my loaded envelopes. I could have gone into even more detail but this post would be more like a novel 😉 If you want to any extra measurements or products used, just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.
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Loaded Envelopes for Mum | Supplies
(R) = Retiring products
Teeny Tiny Sentiments // 120024
Everyday Jars Framelits // 141490
Jar of Love // 141587
– (R) Jar of Love Bundle (save 10%) // 142342 – ONLY THE BUNDLE IS RETIRING
(R) Balloon Framelits // 137362
(R) Love Notes Framelits // 142752
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits // 137547
(R) Blossoms Bunch Punch // 140612
(R) Petite Petals Punch // 133322
(R) Cupcakes and Carousels DSP // 142744
(R) Lace Doilies // 142793 – SOLD OUT
Very Vanilla Lace Trim // 141672