Envelopes in 4 Easy Steps + Simon’s Hey Bestie Release Hop
When I’m making a card, I always enjoy taking the time to create a coordinating envelope to go with it. In the new Simon Says Stamp Hey Bestie release, there are three envelope die sets that I designed which are meant to help making custom envelopes the easiest they’ve ever been!
In today’s video I am going to teach you not only how to make the envelopes in their most basic form, but I’m also going to show you how to step them up a notch! We’re going to create a die cut, see-through window that aligns perfectly to the same die cut on the card inside.
These see-through windows give a peek as to what is inside, which I think is a great way to dress up an envelope! My envelopes today use both 4-Bar sized envelope dies but note that the A2 envelope die set assembles in the same way as the 4-Bar V-Flap envelope die.
Want to see how I did this?? Watch the video below!
So now that we’ve talked about the envelopes and you’ve watched how I made them, let’s touch a bit on how I actually made these cards!
I used the Be Kind stamp and die set (new from Simon Says Stamp!) to stamp, watercolor and cut out the pretty sprigs on these cards. Each leafy branch is watercolored with a mix of Daniel Smith and Prima watercolors.
I embellished the cards with a bit of twine tied around each sprig and some Moonshine sequins are sprinkled about for a bit of subtle shine.
Finally, I added simple thank you sentiments from the Botanical Heart stamp set to finish each card off.
When placed into their coordinating envelopes, the leafy branches peek through the vellum-covered, die cut window in an elegant way! And you know what? It was SO easy! I hope that you find these new envelope dies helpful in your crafting; they are definitely going to be a most-used tool in my studio from now on!
NEW DESIGNS I CREATED
I’m really excited about the new stamps and dies I’ve created for this Hey Bestie release. You can see them all below!
The new Hey Bestie collection from Simon Says Stamp is absolutely gorgeous!
Be sure to check out all the new stamps, dies, stencils and more … you are going to love them all!
JOIN IN THE BLOG HOP!
THE HOP DETAILS
Prizes: Simon is giving away a $25 gift card to every stop on the hop! Leave a comment for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 15th of January.
Free gift offer: use code BFF489 to get an exclusive Simon Says Stamp Friend Outline die with your next purchase! *Valid on orders of $50 or more, while supplies last or until 1/12 at 11:59 pm EST
Did you catch my video from yesterday featuring more Hey Bestie release products?? I really enjoyed using my Distress Oxides and the Peony Bouquet stencil to create this multicolored, soft stenciling effect!