Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Shoebox swap card with envelope instructions

This is another case of myself. I made a square card similar to this a week or so ago and decided to make a 3 x 5.5" version with an envelope. I used the new Modern Label punch from SU--I love it! Pattern paper is October Afternoon Cherry Hill. I'm really stuck on this Life stamp set but I'm proud that I didn't use any Kraft or twine on the card.
I saved the twine for the envelope (insert evil laugh here). Here's the front of the envelope. I used the twine to hold the flap closed but ribbon would be equally lovely or a belly band of some kind. Hopefully I won't forget I made this for my sister since her birthday isn't until November. This is not for the sister I give a hard time about her age. I have 2 sisters.

For an envelope to fit this size card... start with a piece of paper 8.25 x 6.75. Score at .5 on each side. Rotate and score at 2.5 and 5.75. Trim away some pieces as shown in the picture and use Scor-Tape(or something similar) for the adhesive.


17 comments:

  1. Wonderful card!! I think the envelope would look better with WANDA on the front..... I'm just sayin'!!!! Am I going to have to buy the punch b/c of you??

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  2. oh i can't wait till tonight....I used the Life stamp set too....

    I love this card....

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  3. Oh Evil Temptress! I am trying to stay away from SU! stuff and here you are showing off all your lovelies with this damn punch! Now, I feel like I NEED it...grrrrr. Great card! Oh and thanks for the envie tutorial!!
    Have fun at the swap tonight! :o)

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  4. I really like this Annie, it's gorgeous!

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  5. Love the envelope(so fabulous!) and the card is wonderful. Love how you stamped over the text paper and the tag was a pop of color!

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  6. Because I do like your style, here is a little blog award for you.
    http://cherylswindow.blogspot.com/2009/08/eye-like-your-style-my-first-blog-award.html

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  7. glad you are stuck on this set because you are making some amazing things with it!

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  8. Very pretty. I like the combination of the image with the printed page background.

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  9. Wow Leigh Ann...This is just gorgeous...Just stopped by to have a look around...You really rock! I am loving your work! Xx

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  10. This is lovely, love how you did this on the a printed page.

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  11. I LOVE this, Leigh Ann! Both the card and the envelope! Now I want that stamp set : )

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  12. Love this Leigh Ann!!! What an elegant looking card :o)
    Love the flower popping out on the inside of the card.

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  13. These are really neat annie! I like to mix it up a bit myself with different shaped cards and such. :)

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  14. This card is wonderful! I love what you are doing with that stamp set! Thanks for sharing the envelope instructions.....Very cute!

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  15. Keep coming with Kraft and twine, too. I love seeing that. I love every project of yours I have seen with Life stamped in black. Mine have all turned out disastrous. Maybe I just need to do a straight case of you ;)

    Thanks for the envelope pattern, too.

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  16. I so love this one...I love the look of the silhouette against the background. So classy! Thanks for the template for the envie too!

    Alma =)

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