Monday, May 12, 2014

Stuff THIS Envelope!

Hey, there!  This is Robin Redd, (a.k.a. RockinReddRobin!)  

 I’m here to share with you the Envelope Template from Green Sneakers.

I made a few different ones so you can see some versatility you can get from using the template,
 this, along with all the other Sin City Stamps Design Team member’s ideas. 
I used a square paper doily for my first sample.   
This, just so happen to be the same exact size as the template 
so I didn’t have to trim it down to size.
I placed the center piece of the template down and folded in the sides.
Don’t you love this elegant look?!

I made a pretty “Love” card to go inside using the stamp from the Wildlife stamp set.
I used black embossing powder for the word, Love.
This is an old trick I’ve used for years.   
Normally, I would pick a pretty picture from a magazine, 
line a seascape or garden scape and make an envelope.   
But I found these large images make a striking statement on your envelope.

I used a piece of a Project Life card for an address label.  Any blank label will work.
Here is another envelope with the large image from a magazine.  
 I’m centering the portion of the ad that I want on the front of the envelope.

 I love this one, too.  
 I used a piece of sketch paper from a sketch pad, 
torn out the envelope and dry embossed the flap of the envelope. 
You can cut out the envelope, 
but I like the way Green Sneakers shows how the template is made to use with NO scissors. 
The torn edges really add elegance to this envelope.
Watch the Green Sneakers video to see 
how we make these envelopes with no scissors.  Pretty tricky!  
With this envelope, I used a page from a large book.   
I stamped the wild life scene from the Wildlife stamp set. 
I colored the stamped image in with Prisma Color Colored Pencils.  
 I framed it with a white Sharpee pen.
I hope I’ve inspired you to create something today!

Until next time…