The Envelope Please! {and a freebie!}

I have been obsessed with making envelopes lately! I sell my card at local shops and I always scramble to make envelopes at the last-minute, well no more I tell you, now I make them when I make my card while I still have all of the supplies out :) I have wanted to try printing my stamps on envelopes but I can never seem to get a good result printing on a premade envie so I made a 300 dpi template that you can layer your stamps on, print and cut! I printed my template directly on pattern paper along with stamps from the Pretty Princess collection:

I love matching cards and envies!

I colored the princess with my Prismacolor and Copic markers (they play so nice together!) and glued leftover die cut bits from yesterdays project to embellish the card. I rubber-stamped the sentiment.

Digital Stamps: Pretty Princess Collection (Lindsay's stamp Stuff), Rubber Stamps: Inkadinkado, Inque Boutique/Darice, Paper Frances Mayer, Punch: SU!

Here is the Envelope, I printed the stamps and template together on light pink pattern paper. I knew this would be hand delivered so I made a “poistoid” in the corner in Paint Shop Pro. I colored the stamps with colored pencils (because they are opaque and will show up on the pattern paper and because the will not bleed through) then scored and folded the envelope.

The envelope is today’s freebie, it is 300dpi JPG file so that when you layer your stamps on to print they will be nice and clear. Download the free envelope here.

Here is an example on how I laid mine out to print. I colored the envelope pink for to make the template easier to see:

This is the easiest way to print on an envelope!

Now let’s see what the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Junior DT has in store for us this week. The are all making pretty envelopes and have great (and frugal too!) tips on how to make and decorate your own! Also I have added 3 new designers to our team, two of whom are posting today, Fun, Fun!

Kristen Hamlin

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Cassandra Cushman

Tanya Johnson

Cheryl Gorka

Jessica Hammond New!

Rhonda Walker New!

Be sure to check out the new products added this week to the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop including a new digistamp freebie! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Easy Envelopes {and other fun stuff!}

I took my kids to see The Princess and the Frog this week, I have to say it was a wonderful movie, even my 7-year-old son liked it. That influenced my project this week, I used the Pretty Princess Digital stamp set, Pretty Favors SVG and Birthday Cupcakes Stamps & Templates:

Everything you need for a birthday party! Pretty stamps, favor bags and cupcake wrappers all easy and quick!

I used the blank cupcake wrapper template in the Birthday Cupcakes set and took the png version of the crown stamp from the Pretty Princess set and layered the crown on the wrapper before printing. The purple wrapper was cut with my Cricut and SCAL software using the SVG file included in the kit. The Birthday Cupcake set with the SVG template is on sale for $2.25 right now at Lindsay’s stamp stuff!

SVG cutting templates make quick work of favors and decorations!

My friend (and fellow DT) Micki sent me some wonderful cardstock to play with, I printed all of the stamps for this project on Neenah solar white smooth and WOW! that stuff felt like silk to the touch, blending with my Bics, Copics and prismas was a breeze!

I love how bright my colors look on the Neenah cardstock!

I have decided to make an envelope for each cardĀ  make when I make it (not 5 minutes before I rush out the door to go to a birthday party) and I figured out a very easy way to make one with my cricut using either SCAL or Design Studio. all you need to do is take 2 rounded rectangles (make sure you check “weld” on each shape you use) and overlay them like this:

An easy way to make an envelope in DS or SCAL!

On the envelope I made here I did that but also I welded a label shape to the flap to fancy it up a bit:)

Stamps/Template: Lindsay's stamp stuff, Markers: Copic/Prismacolor, Paper: DCWV, Punch SU!

I know it is easy to do but You can download my envelopes if you like. They are sized to make a 5.5″x5.5″ envelope but you can simply drag them to the size you need.

Download a scut file to cut with your cricut and any version of scal here. *note this is a plain flap envelope, you can shorten the verticalĀ  flap and weld on a scallop or fancy shape if you wish.

Download a cut file if you have a Cricut and Design Studio and the George cartridge. There are 3 envelopes in this file, each on separate layers, The first layer only used George, the other two also use accent essentials, there is a fancy flap one like the envelope pictured and a scallop flap one. these make 5.5″ square envelopes but you can adjust them as needed:)

And now for the freebie. I know many of you like to make ATCs (artist trading cards) so how about a stamp to use on the back. You can print out a sheet of these on cardstock and stamp and decorate the flip-side, how fun! Click the picture to download:)

Enjoy this fun freebie! Click picture to download. Persona use only, font licensed from http://www.letteringdelights.com.

Let me know what you think of this. If you like it I may make a full set of funky ATC backs!

Now lets see what the rest of the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff DT has for us today, We have a new Guest Designer and a new Full Time designer, how exciting!

Rebekah Doak

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Erin Bailey

Tracey Allen

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Tracy Vinson *March Guest DT

Thanks for stopping by, til next time happy crafting!

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