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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mini card with matching mini envelope and a mini tutorial!

This week's challenge on Latenight Stampers was to make a card that is NOT 5.5 by 4.25. So this card is 4.25 by 4.25. These are some of my favorite cards, so fun, cute and quick. And you can also make your mini envelope to match in just a few steps. Tutorial at end of post. (not my best, lol)

So this card is using my favorite new color and my favorite new embossing folder from Stampin Up! Isn't the design beautiful. And it is so crisp and clear. Love it. I have been using it on EVERYTHING! This is a fast and simple card.

Stamps: True Friend and Bright Blessing Jumbo Wheel.
Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo
Other: Stampin Up whisper white envelope, embossing folder, circle punches, black brad, Melon Mambo poka dot ribbon!

Here is a quick tutorial on how to make the matching envelope.

You will need to start with a medium stampin up envelope or one without the v on the back. You need to have a straight edge on the flap with the adhesive. Glue your envelope closed. Now mesure the envelope on the short side to get your measurement for the long side--you want a square. The measurement will be 4 3/8 on the Stampin Up envelopes. You will need to cut the sealed envelope to make it square. See photo below.

This is a bad picture of what it will look like at this point. Your side will be cut off.


Next you need a piece of matching card stock or dp 2.5 inches by 4 3/8. To match my embossed card I embossed two inches of the the card stock with the matching folder. See below.


Then I used my scoring tool to score a line at the two inch mark. The two inch part will be your new flap. The 1/2 inch part will attach to the front of your new envelope.


I used the tag corner (not the ticket corner as stated on the photo) punch to angle the bottom corners of my flap. See below.

Add a generous amount of adhesive to the 1/2 inch side of your flap. See below. You will then attach this to the front of the envelope. The side that has no flaps showing.


Now as a finishing touch use your 1 inch circle punch to punch half a circle from the back side of your envelope to make it easier to get the card in and out. See below.


Here is what your new finished matching envelope will look like.



Hope this made sense. And sorry about the typos on the pictures. My hands were not working correctly when I edited them (stinkin arthritis) and I did not have time to re-do them this morning. Sorry!

Have a great Sunday.
Mary Jo

1 nice people left a comment:

Danni said...

This is great and thanks for the tutorial!!

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