Envelopes in 4 Easy Steps + Simon’s Hey Bestie Release Hop

Today’s tutorial is part of the Simon Says Stamp Hey Bestie and Love You More release blog hop! Keep on reading for all the hop details.

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.

These sprigs I’ve attached onto 4-bar cards, made with Soft Navy and Neenah Desert Storm cardstocks. The slightly smaller panels of cardstock layered onto the card bases are cut from Ivory cardstock.

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!

SUPPLIES

Simon Says Stamp A2 V FLAP ENVELOPE…
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Simon Says Stamp 4 BAR V FLAP…
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Simon Says Stamp 4 BAR SQUARE FLAP…
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Simon Says Stamp THANKS ON A LINE…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps BE KIND…
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Simon Says Stamp BE KIND Wafer Dies…
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Simon Says Stamps And Dies BE KIND…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps BOTANICAL…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins MOONSHINE…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SOFT…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM SSSVEL12
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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Crafter’s Companion GEMINI JUNIOR…
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Daniel Smith COBALT TURQUOISE 15ML…
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Daniel Smith PHTHALO BLUE GREEN SHADE…
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Daniel Smith LUNAR BLUE 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith COBALT TEAL BLUE 5ML…
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Prima Marketing INDIGO Art Philosophy…
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Daniel Smith BROWN IRON OXIDE 15ML…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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MISTI MINI MOUSE PAD INSERT 000199
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NEODYMIUM BLOCK MAGNET Rectangle NBM
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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NEW 2020 Wagner Precision Heat Tool…
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Kokuyo LONG Dot Liner Adhesive Runner…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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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!

Simon Says Stamp A2 V FLAP ENVELOPE…
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Simon Says Stamp 4 BAR SQUARE FLAP…
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Simon Says Stamp 4 BAR V FLAP…
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Simon Says Stamp THANKS ON A LINE…
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Simon Says Stamp SNOWFLAKE MANDALA…
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Simon Says Stamps And Dies LIFTING…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps LIFTING…
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Simon Says Stamp LIFTING HEARTS Wafer…
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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!

I’m thrilled you stopped by today! If you’re part of the Simon Says Stamp Hey Bestie and Love You More releases blog hop, you’ve got so much more to see!

THE HOP DETAILS

Your next stop: the so-very-talented, Nichol Spohr! You can find the entire hop list on the Simon Says Stamp Blog .

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

MORE INSPIRATION

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!

180 Responses

  1. Avatar Kelly Santi says:

    Now THIS Is clever!! What a masterful creation! I love the peek a boo envelope and your watercoloring and mixed hues are just amazing. STUNNING! TFS :)

  2. Avatar Rosali B. says:

    Gorgeous card, the coloring is gorgeous!! And the idea for the matching envelope is ah-mazing!!

  3. Avatar Marisela Delgado says:

    GORGEOUS,GORGEOUS,GORGEOUS!

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