Wednesday, January 9, 2019

SSS Card and Envy

Hey there. There is a brand new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This weeks challenge is all about creating a card and matching envelope. 

I started with a natural ivory, top folding card base. I then cut the "birthday" from a 3.75 by 5" piece of printed paper. The birthday is from a Sizzix Word Block Celebration die set. I then cut the Simon Says Stamp happy die from five layers of card stock and glued them together. Using the Tiny Words Simon Says Stamp set to create the "celebrate you" banner. I used the same paper to create and envelope to match the card. The We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board would be great to make your matching envelopes for all your cards.
I always love to add a second project to my blog post so by visiting my blog you get another project idea.

This project reminded me of a type of stationary I used to buy a long time ago. Where the card actually folds in to create the envelope. I started with a 8.5 by 8.5" piece of red card stock. From it I created an A2 envelope but did not glue it together. Then I die cut the large heart from a Lawn Fawn nesting die set from the front of the envelope. Next I cut an A2 card base from Neenah Desert Storm card stock 5.5 by 8.5" and lined the inside with a 4 by 5.25" white Neenah panel. I die cut two of the hearts from the front of the desert storm card and one in-between size heart from a scrap of the red card stock. Then on a scrap of white I stamped the greeting from the My favorite Things set "From the Heart" set in Versafine black ink. Now lets assemble...
Open the envelope flat with the front down on the table. Next place the Desert Storm card over the heart hole gluing it in place. Glue the white panel to the inside of the desert storm card and the red heart to the front cover. Finally add the greeting to the card front. I wish I did videos. Maybe in the future and hopefully the pictures will help you with the layout. The fun part of this is it folds to go in the mail with a heart window for you to address the envelope. Wow that was long, sorry.
I am so enjoying being a guest designer over on the blog. Now is your chance to join the fun and create your own card and envelope for a chance to win $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


  1. Gorgeous cards and envelopes Sue :-) both are absolutely stunning!! I love how you used the same patterned paper on the card and envelope, I need to do that! I have lots of patterned paper just waiting to be made into envelopes!! :-)
    Your 2nd card is so pretty too, I love how it all folds together, so pretty :-)

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  2. Oh my gosh, I love that SEI Dill Blossom paper, still have some and used it last Easter for the grandkids! Both of your projects are awesome!

  3. Love how you used the same patterned paper for the card and the envelope. It looks stunning. Also, adore adore adore the second card. Thanks for the inspiration, Sue! xx Ankita

  4. Such awesome designs!!! LOVE how you created the first!!! So beautiful!!!


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