Faux Envelope Card w/ Tutorial

Posted by Maja Nowak

22 June, 2016 - , ,

Hi there, Maja Fans! Welcome to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

Last time I went back to some older collections, but this Vintage Romance just won’t go off my mind! ๐Ÿ˜‰ And so I’m back with a wedding card today:

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I chose neutral tones of papers with a delicate pink touch for a subtle, romantic card that would be perfect to give to the newlyweds. I matched the dimensional roses with the printed ones…

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…and added some ribbons and string bows to complete the flower cluster:

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The card looks like an envelope card, but it’s not! When you untie the ribbon, it opens like an ordinary card ๐Ÿ™‚

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I used to make classic envelope card using one sheet of 12×12 paper, folded so it was made into an envelope. But this form is not very good with thick, sturdy Maja papers as there’s a lot of layers of folded paper, the envelope thus being too stiff, and the paper also sometimes breaks along the folds. And so I used the faux envelope idea, which is both paper-saving and super easy to make! You don’t believe? Just take a look! I cut two 4×8″ pieces and one 2,5×8″ strip:

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That’s it ๐Ÿ™‚ Not even one full sheet of patterned paper used, and even if you are going to make your flowers or other embellishments yourself, you can use up scraps or even the leftovers of the papers you chose for your background ๐Ÿ™‚ I inked all the edges and then I machine-sewed around the larger pieces and die-cut a decorative edge from the smaller piece (which of course it not necessary, you can use it as it is, or use an envelope to trace along the triangular shape):

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One of the pieces is for the back side. I layered the smaller piece (which will work as the faux envelope flap) over the front piece, added a piece of ribbon and covered it with an ornate label I cut out from the Love notes sheet.

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I added some flowers:

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…leaves, ribbon and string:

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…and some bling ๐Ÿ™‚

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Then I attached another piece of ribbon to the cardstck card base and added some double-sided tape to the back side piece:

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The back of my faux envelope card was done ๐Ÿ™‚

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I only needed to attach the front piece to the card base – and it was all ready ๐Ÿ™‚

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See? Easy peasy ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you like it ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s what I used:

Flowers, ribbon: Wild Orchid Crafts; dies: Magnolia; chipboard: Scrapiniec; waxed string: my stash.

 

See you later!

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