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Monday, March 30, 2015

Birthday Envelope Surprise

Here's a "card" I made for my grand niece's 6th birthday.
I used Papertrey Ink's Envelope Zipper die and 
a variety of stamps and inks from my stash.

I started by creating an "envelope wrap", inspired by
the paper from "Love You to Pieces". 
I used stamps I already own to create my own version of a
 "zippered" envelope.  Stamper's Select White card stock 
was stamped to create these three panels:

I die cut the front flap with the Envelope Zipper die, then created 
a mask in a heart shape in order to stamp  
Background Basics:Gingham with Crystal Blue ink. (Close To My Heart)

The fox (Wild About Love: Close To My Heart) was stamped 
with Raspberry Fizz ink; copic markers were used 
to create grass and colour the flower. 
The sentiments (Clear Dollar Stamps and Close To My Heart) 
were stamped with Orange and Crystal Blue inks. 
The heart was die cut from the Envelope Zipper die collection; 
then stamped with Pure Poppy ink using the 
Love You To Pieces Additions Mini Stamp set.
The Canvas Impression plate creates texture on the front panel.

Center Panel: 
The side flaps - Background Basics:Gingham in Orange ink; 
Small square sentiment stamped with Orange ink. 
(30 Years of Happy: Close To My Heart)
I created a square mask for the center of this panel in order 
to stamp Polka Dot Basics with Raspberry Fizz ink.
(I'm not happy with the polka dot stamping- not as straight as 
I would have liked!! I stamped and mailed this before I got MISTI, 
so I'm hoping future backgrounds will have a cleaner look!!)

Inside Panel
This photo illustrates the assembled envelope wrap with a 
small pocket that holds a surprise!! The sentiments 
(Back Pocket Basics) were stamped with Versamark, then 
heat embossed with Melon Mambo Embossing powder (SU).
Scor-Tape was place on the top flap below the "zipper". 
When the "card" is opened, the blue gingham edges 
will frame the "Love" sentiment.  

Vellum Pocket
I cut a strip of vellum, folded it in half and then used 
Stitching Lines die to create the stitching holes on either side. 
Pink embroidery floss secures the edges of the pocket.
The pocket has been filled with lots of confetti, cut from a 
variety of coloured card stock using Shakers and Sprinkles dies.

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


Ohhh Snap said...

Awesome! Love the confetti : )

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this, Karen!