Wednesday, 17 February 2010


Envelopes are the first impression people get of your card and it's important to make them as beautiful as possible. At the minute I'm loving lining my envelopes to match my cards.

It's easy to do too:
1. Just draw around your envelope on your selected patterned paper.
2. Then cut 1cm off the slanted sides at the top, and 1cm from the bottom.
3. Run tape runner around the edges and pop it into the envelope leaving the gummed edge uncovered.

Top Tip: Use a thin paper so the envelope isn't too bulky or heavy.

My examples:
1. Pears Soup Vintage Card:
I found this amazing vintage looking toppers advertising sap, cigerettes, food etc, and just fell in love with them. They are just so pretty. I used one on this card with some georgeous green paper, a rub on greeting and a little white bow for a fresh look.

2.Cigarette Vintage Card:
Another card using those great vintage toppers. I teamed this one with LLB paper, a rub on a bow and 3 glitter dots(anitas) for a more luxurious, decadent look.

3. Pink Bird Card
This card is made using amazing shocking pink paper, a beautiful bird image which I framed with Anitas glitter outlines and a rub on greeting. This bold card is perfect for Spring.


  1. Three great card/envelope combos. I love the bright pink one, it's sooo vibrant and fun. Louise x

  2. I should really start doing this! Thanks for the inspiration...what a difference it makes. Thanks for visiting my blog!


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