I make cards just about every day but I am not one to take measurements in every project so eyeballing comes in handy for me but as for the envelope it obviously has to be measured.
This week I found a way to make an origami envelope with a 12" by 12" piece of paper that just so happens is a perfect fit for my cards which is usually anywhere from 4' or 51/2" by 6" or 7", ( a wild guess )
Here is a couple of pictures I took, it is so easy to do!
|Male Birthday Card Envelope|
I also got adventurous and tried making a mini book which I have to say didn't turn out to bad!! It does call for taking measurements so next time I will have to heavily consider that option if I want perfection. I designed the cover of the book with my own homemade glimmer mist... I used modge podge on white card stock, sanded it and added different colors of glimmer mist.
Check it out and let me know what you think! I also covered every page inside with decorative paper and distressed the whole book... this picture was taken before I distressed it.
|"Pages inside are incomplete at this stage"|
You don't always have to start an album from scratch, in the next picture I used an album that was tucked away unused. All I did was cover it with paper and embellishments! I also painted the binding and added ribbons. This is another incomplete project but will be done in the next 2 weeks , I will be sure to post a picture. I am a scrap hopper which means I jump from one project to another, it is more interesting that way for me and I always end up completing each one. To each their own!, right??
Last for this week: A couple of cards that I did!
|Young man's Birthday Card|
|Easter Card- I seen instructions for this card on a blog last week and thought to give it a world! If you are interested in making one like this , leave a comment and I can give you the site's address.|
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