Hello my stampin friends! As promised, I have more to share with you!! Have you ever received a gift that made you smile before you even knew what was inside? I LOVE packaging - paper, ribbon embellishments - LOVE IT ALL!!!! :) I have been busy creating in my room and thought you would like to see what I have been up to.
Have you seen the envelope punch board? No? Let me show you:
What I love about this board...you can make 66 different sized envelopes out of a piece of paper! Yes, sixty-six!! I needed some clever packaging to give a set of framelits. Now a bag is great but the framelits themselves are so flat, it just seemed odd to just put them in a bag so I grabbed my envelope board and went to work. The board itself has easy measurements to follow. The first action is to determine how big of an envelope you need. I needed a 6 x 7 envelope so the board is telling me, I need to start with a 10 1/4" x 10 1/4" sheet of cardstock or paper. Here is a close up of the board measurements:
For this project, I wanted to create a pocket so I cut off one side of the envelope which you can see I did to the left. Next, I bring the sides together, then bring up the bottom. Here is what that looks like when assembled:
Now the pattern for this one is a little wild and I wanted to decorate a bit on the front, so I added a piece of coordinating card stock to give me a surface to work with:
Now that is something we can work with right? So the next part is the best part.....decorating!! Let's take a look at what I came up with:
So one I put thru the Big Shot to add some texture , and the other was unaltered cardstock in Real Red. I love adding a tag or a cute piece of punch art...SO EASY!!!!! I also think this would make a great addition to your favorite stampers stash of tools. :) Stay tuned this week to see a cute cocoa package and a gift bag of multiple sizes too! I can't wait to show you!! Thanks for stopping by!