Welcome to Day 24 of the 2017 #sendcardsspreadlove challenge for National Card & Letter Writing Month!
If you’re just joining us, you can get the week 4 challenge details here, a guest post on love, kindness and making the world a better place, and a recap of the first 3 weeks. There’s some good stuff, so make sure you go back to read the other posts.
AND don’t forget to join us in the Facebook group to meet fellow card/letter writing enthusiasts, share your challenge entries and for future fun stuff. I’ve got plans for this group…
Day 24 Of The 2017 #sendcardsspreadlove Challenge
Today, we are joined by my friend, and super talented photographer, Nancy Gaines. Though I wish I could take credit for all the gorgeously curated collection photos, they are Nancy’s handiwork. She’s a multi-faceted artist and I’ve asked her to share tips for prettying up envelopes. Perfect for those of you who make your own cards and are looking for some ideas, but also easy enough for those of you who just want to add a little something-something to make your envelopes pop.
Five Easy & Fun DIY Envelopes
Hello and thank you, Danielle, for inviting me to be a guest writer for your blog. My post will be about jazzing up your envelopes a bit!
I’ve provided five designs that are pretty simple for beginners, and cute enough so that you will want to try more than one!
I was thinking it might be pretty cute to put maybe half a dozen of the smaller 2″ x 3″ Project Life® cards, some photos and some confetti in the envelope. Imagine the recipient’s delight upon opening up that pretty little envelope! ❤
This colorful envelope is made by folding a piece of paper in half and gluing, taping or sewing the two side edges. Use a paper punch or even the bottom of a cup as a template, and make a half circle notch. Slide your letter inside and tie it up with a piece of string or fancy lace! ❤
This envelope is very economical. I’ve recycled a grocery bag by cutting it to the size I wanted. I stitched the “to” and ‘from” boxes on my envelope first, added my letter and then stitched the edges closed. Easy peasy!
This idea turned out so pretty! Using an envelope I already had, I just traced and cut, using a map page from a vintage atlas I had. You could use any type of your favorite paper.
This last envelope is actually one that Danielle made for this subscriber question post, about how to address dark envelopes. Again, I used a vintage map, cut to the size I needed and slipped it right in!! VIOLA! 😉
I sure hope you found a little inspiration with these fun and easy envelopes! ❤