I’m over at the There She Goes blog today and thought I’d share here too :)
We spend a lot of time and effort on our card fronts, some of us even spend a chunk of time and love on the insides of our cards but what about those first impressions – the envelope? We may not always like it, but we all know that first impressions count!
So to start off wtih today I’m going to look at making a custom envelope. I don’t think I’m the only one that gets carried away in the card making process and ends up with die cuts hanging over the edge of the card making the card too big for a standard envelope! There are lots of tutorials out there but I’m just going to put into pictures the way that I do it. This method allows me to make envelopes to any size. Then to finish I’m going to take a quick look at spending just a few minutes to dress up the finished envie.
I chose to work with this card using the Oh Snap! stamp set.
When I made this card I used a die cut which overhang the right side of the card making it too big for my envelope. I chose to use grey bazzill card for the envelope for two reasons – the 12 x12 size gives me that bit of extra length for my envelope and the grey colour makes the score marks I make show up better for these photos.
Using the full 12 inch length of the cardstock, cut a width 4cm wider than your card.
I hope you find this tutorial useful. I will be back on Friday with another post for There She Goes – Anything But A Card Friday (ABC Friday) :)