Create Your Own Lady Like Envelope
Giving should be pretty
I’ve been building my collection of cards so that I have throughout the year, readily available, for holidays and birthdays. This is something I’ve been trying to do for a couple years now, but I just haven’t had any time. Now, I’m ready to get this going so that I can appear to be on top of mailing out cards! Plus, who doesn’t love receiving snail mail in such an electronic based day of age? I love that I’ve found some quick and easy ones from the Silhouette Design Store, like the 3D Mustache card I made yesterday (Find it Here). With all these cards, I thought, why not make envelopes to accompany them?
I found my inspiration for these envelopes from the every-so-beautiful Kate Spade, black and white, collection. The bold black and white stripes in contrast to the gold and usually pink accents, is such a modern, girly, design. I wanted to recreate that in some way for this particular envelope. I combined a few different designs from the design store with similar striped paper and a pop of color. While, these envelopes are rather small, about 2.5″ x 3.5″, they can be enlarged, or you can find inspiration to create adorable mini cards to fit within them.
Card stock (Bold stripes, white, and pink)
Step One – Creating and Cutting your Designs
1. Cut out envelope design on your striped paper
2. Open the Design #195538 Hydrangea pattern in the same file as your envelope design
3. Make a copy of the envelope insert and move it to the side for right now
3. Place the original envelope insert design behind the flower pattern (right click, send to back), select both designs, and press Crop in the Modify settings. This will leave your pattern in the shape of the envelope insert.
4. Drag the copy of the insert on top of the pattern, and using the Align settings to make sure they alight perfectly. I then Grouped these two objects together.
5. Turn on your registration marks and place the design within the white printing area
6. Send to Printer
7. Place your printed design on your cutting mat, and send to Silhouette
8. Open the bow design #190396, and resize as desired. I sized mine to about 6″ x 1.2″
9. Send to Silhouette
Step Two – Assembling Your Designs
1. Glue the patterned insert on the inside of the envelope, as shown
2. Glue the envelope together so that you have only the flap un attached, as shown
3. Fold the bow loops back and bring the flaps out, then wrap the small piece around the loops in the center. Glue to secure.
4. Attach the bow to the front of the envelope in desired position
Have fun with this by adding different bows, maybe a flower instead, using different patterns and papers! These would be great for bridal shower cards, or anything hand delivered.