well I was asked - it is a card, is it an envelope - so am thinking am not really sure!
Its a piece of card stock -folded double and with a flip over extension to act like the flap of an envelope - all enclosing a greeting inside.
I opted to use some of my own ribbon to secure the tops, but you could just as easily make a toning belly band.
What do you think - card or envelope? - en-ve-card or card-a-lope?
Personally I think I prefer the sound of the latter!
I used a base of Very Vanilla for the pink card and Whisper white for the the blue one
with the stamped images matted on a layer of Melon Mambo and Midnight Muse cardstock, respectively.
The 'girly' pink one was easily created with the Create a Cupcake stamp set with the addition of some little stamped hearts. For the blue one this is a right mix and for the present stack I chose one of the stamps previously long since retired but now happily available in the 'Best of Shelli' - August stamp set. (All these sets are available though til March next year).
I also had a go at hand colouring with my Stampin Up write markers and really like the overall effect this gave me.
I used the same heart as I did on the other card and the addition of a stamped sentiment completed the look.
Things I used to make these cards:
Stamp set: Pink card - Create a cupcake,any stamped heart,
Blue Card - although mine are no longer available - you could use the equivalent in the 'Best of Shelli' for the present stack, and any suitable sentiment
Inks : Melon Mambo, Smoky slate, Blushing Bride, Midnight Muse, toning Stampin Up markers
Cardstock and paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Melon Mambo, Midnight Muse
I can order Stampin Up products for you, shipped straight to your address and am
happy to answer any questions you have -
Or if you would like to shop with me online, my online shop is now open.
or if you would prefer to find out more - you can email or phone me on 01438 820829 and I shall be happy to help.
Hope everyone managed to escape the worst of the storms whilst the country returns to some semblance of normality this evening! Hopefully tomorrow's journey into work will be a little less eventful.
Until next time
take care and Happy Monday all.