Wedding Wishes & Quick Envelopes!

What a weekend! My sister got married! It was a beautiful wedding, we all had a great time but man when it was over we were all wiped out! Here’s the card I made her using my brand new Rubber Cafe stamps:

The Rubber Cafe Stamps, DCWV paper, SCAL/Cricut letters
The Rubber Cafe Stamps, DCWV paper, SCAL/Cricut letters

I used the Renaissance Fairy stamp and water-colored it and applied a thick coat of Martha Stewart gel glue and a generous amount of Diamond Dust glitter. I love this glitter because it is super sparkly but clear so you can still see the image beneath.I cut my title out of self adhesive vinyl (freebie from a sign shop) using SCAL software, Victorian LET font and my Cricut on pressure setting 3.

Why are envelopes so expensive? They are just thin pieces of paper with a couple of folds and glue and if you want a square one they are double! Well don’t fret cuz you will never need to buy another one! Here is how to make custom square envelopes:

Use your card as a template.
Use your card as a template.

Place the card you want to make an envie for in the center of a 12×12 piece of pattern paper. I like to buy the paper in stacks on sale so they are only 6 cents a sheet, then I use the less than beautiful sheets for my envelopes.

Fold the sides around the card.
Fold the sides around the card.

fold the two sides to the middle, unfold, then fold the top and bottom to the middle keeping the card in place. You can cut cardboard to your most often used card sizes and use that as a folding template instead of the actual card if you like.

Use a circle cuttr to make your flaps.
This is how the folds look.
Use a circle cutter to make your flaps.
Use a circle cutter to make your flaps.

Use a circle cutter (or trace around a plate) to cut your flaps.

We're Almost done!
We're almost done!

Place the card inside and fold the flaps around the card. Tuck the last flap under the first flap and secure with a sticker. The sticker will cover any gap where the flaps meet.

A beautiful (and cheap) custom envelope!
A beautiful (and cheap) custom envelope!

If your card is larger than 6×6 than turn it diagonally on the 12×12 sheet and fold in the corners rather than the sides so you will have more paper to work with for the flaps.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Lindsay

7 thoughts on “Wedding Wishes & Quick Envelopes!

  1. BEAUTIFUL! And congrats to your sister!!!! Very nice projects as always! 🙂 Plus, I saw your sketch on RSC…thanks for posting…I will be working on that soon! I hope others participate…actually…I think I will post it on my blog! 🙂

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  2. Sweet folded envelope, whole new use.

    My son is getting married this summer and his g/f wanted a folded card, which equates into a square card.

    I did the usual triange folds but I adore the folded envelope that I’d like to use to mock up a different folded wedding announcement.

    Thanks!

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