Thursday, April 12, 2012

Card with matching envelope

The Paper Variety blog's newest challenge is to create a card with matching envelope. The envelope needs to have two elements that complement the card's design.

The first thing I did was pull up the Silhouette Studio software to see what I already had on file. Since I haven't done any envelopes yet, there wasn't anything. A quick trip to the store awarded me a card and envelope file that fits so many trends right now that it was worth $1 from my subscription balance - a hexagon card with envelope!!!  Sweet, I can use that hexie again with a little bit of editing.

Next, I decided to use up some of my lingering MME Lost and Found papers. Two papers from Union Square and then one from a 6x6 Lost and Found 2 paper pad. The 12x12 Union Square became the base of the card, the envelope and an embellishment for each. I used some scrap Union Square on the card and fussy cut some of that 6x6 sheet for both the card and envelope. Almost all of it got inked with Colorbox - Chestnut Roan and a little bit of Gold. The sparkly flower stem is Prima. Twine is MME.

Hexagon Thank You Card
Hexagon Envelope (closed)
Two coordinating elements include papers from the card  and part of the floral stem through the eyelet.

Hexagon Envelope open with Hexagon Thank You card inside

Now obviously this is not a card that can be mailed. It was designed for a special person in my life and will be hand delivered very soon!

Project Challenge
Done: 6


  1. Now that is most definitely the most clever envelope I have seen! LOVE your card too. Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Variety!

  2. Gorgeous card! And that envelope is so ridiculously cool and inspiring!!!

  3. Thanks ladies. I loved that the envelope allowed for a lot of depth/layers. Can't wait for tomorrow when I give it to my friend!


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