Watercolored Gift Card Envelopes + Hop

Hi there! I’m back again today to share with you a gift card envelope idea using products from Reverse Confetti!


This post is part of Reverse Confetti’s Spring Fling blog hop, where all the design team members and special guest (me), are creating anything but a card! So when I was creating my project, I thought it would be fun to use the new Butterfly Dreams stamp and die sets to create some colorful watercolored envelopes that are perfect for holding gift cards in.

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I started off by stamping the “kindness matters” butterflies (I adore this stamp) onto watercolor paper using distress inks. I shared a similar technique using this same butterfly stamp set on my blog a couple weeks ago and I loved it so much I had to do it again! You can see the card using this technique over at this post.

As you may know, stamping with clear stamps and distress inks doesn’t usually provide perfect results; distress inks stamp splotchy because of their make up. However, I used this to my advantage to create built in texture. After stamping the butterflies I used the same colors of distress ink (Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey) to watercolor back over top the butterflies and fill them in. The result is a gorgeous watercolored butterfly with a subtle texture underneath (die cut out using the coordinating Butterfly Dreams die set). LOVE!

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Next came the envelopes. I am a big fan of creating custom envelopes for my cards and usually almost every card I send to friends and family is enclosed inside a pretty handmade or handstamped envelope. For these gift card envelopes, I cut down  thin watercolor paper (linked in the product section at the bottom of the post), and did a bunch of watercoloring on top using distress inks that coordinated with my butterflies.

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After my three watercolor panels were dry, I used the We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board to turn my watercolor background into envelopes. You can even use this board to create boxes and bows; check out this post for a video tutorial I did on creating a string tie treat box.

Once my envelopes were put together, I heat embossed a sentiment and some butterflies on the backside of each envelope to add a little more decoration and finish things off.

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This post is part of the Reverse Confetti Spring Fling blog hop. To see more inspiration using Reverse Confetti stamps and dies keep hopping to the other design team members blogs! There are prizes up for grabs too, so be sure to leave comments at each stop! :)


Reverse Confetti blog
Susan Liles
Fetti Friend– Nina-Marie Trapani — that’s me! :)
Heather Pulvirenti
Lisa Henke
Kay Miller
Amy Rohl
Amy Tsuruta
Audrey Tokach
Amy Sheffer
Sarah Gough
Leigh Penner
Laurie Schmidlin
Lisa Addesa


I have two other projects up on my blog today! Click on the pictures below to be taken to the corresponding posts.

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If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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36 Responses

  1. Amazing Watercolor , so perfect.

  2. Gail A says:

    How fun to make beautiful envelopes!

  3. kimer says:

    Lovely water coloring!

  4. Lizzie T says:

    WOW – love those envelopes – they are gorgeous!

  5. Christy Q says:

    Stunning cards!! The watercolored background is just lovely and the colors are fresh and vibrant!

  6. D.Ann C says:

    Such gorgeous colors!

  7. Angie McKee says:

    Oh my goodness! Your watercoloring is some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen! I just can’t get over how absolutely gorgeous they are!

  8. I think the coloring is great. You don’t want everything to look solid – some open
    blotches makes for interest.
    Bright, colorful project.
    thanks for sharing.

  9. Karen Kochjar says:

    What a great idea! I am definitely going to try this out!

  10. Rosemary D says:

    beautiful set of cards!

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