Hi! It’s me again, Wendy Sue, sharing another little project with you! Making handmade cards is one of my favorite things – and I’m a big fan of simple cards. But sometimes I really want my simple cards to carry just a little bit more “punch!” I’ve found an easy way to do this is by creating coordinating envelopes. One of my favorite tricks is to create a plain envelope with a liner that coordinates with the card. Here’s a look at the set I created recently with the “Everyday” collection.
Even though these cards are simple, here’s a look at how I put them together. The first photo shows all of the pieces for the card – a base, a gold foiled base cover, a pink patterned paper, a 3×4 card, a beautiful gold clip, and a pink twine bow.
And after all of the pieces are layered, here’s the completed card:
The coordinating envelope is just as easy! The ingredients include a die-cut envelope, a liner, and a couple of die cuts.
Simply place the liner, assemble the envelope, and add the printed shapes:
That’s all there is to it:
And the set is perfectly lovely, don’t you think?
They were so easy to put together that I created a trio while I was making this one! Here’s the second set:
And the last set:
And finally, one last peek at the entire trio:
So, do you agree? Do the coordinating envelopes take the project up a notch??
Pebbles-Jen Hadfield Everyday Double Sided Cardstock “Happy Thoughts”
Pebbles-Jen Hadfield Everyday Double Sided Cardstock “Pink Picnic”
Pebbles-Jen Hadfield Everyday Double Sided Cardstock “Gemstones”
Pebbles-Jen Hadfield Everyday Double Sided Cardstock “Tropical Delight”
Pebbles – Jen Hadfield Everyday “Cut Outs with Gold”
Pebbles – Jen Hadfield Everyday Ephemera Die-Cuts
American Crafts White Textured Cardstock
American Crafts Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner