It all started with the OTT Secret Pal swap, where I made a fall floral themed envelopes to match Halloween cards I made for @bethntim (who by the way I was super excited to finally craft for!)
Read more here.
I got so excited about how adorable they are, that I used up the rest of this color cardstock, and made these for @geekgirl in the Masterboard Swap.
I had a whole lot more, so I created a “Lettuce Craft” and “lettuce” stencils, and stenciled about 11 of these and sent half to @thanate in the Crafty Scavenger Hunt Swap and the other half to @Bunny1kenobi in our now private Common Ground Swap.
I got so excited, I kept making more! I used up all of this tan brown colored cardstock, too.
This picture shows 100 envelopes, I believe.
Clearly, I don’t have enough.
So, I bought a roll of Kraft paper, and have made about 60 more so far. Pro: they are thinner so I can cut and score 2-3 at a time. Con: they are much thinner.
So, how am I making these?
I cut cardstock (or Kraft paper) into 6" by 5.5" rectangles. Following the directions on my We R Memory Keeper Punch Board, I cut and score each rectangle.
Once that is complete, my piece looks like:
I buy double sided tape on Amazon, which use to tape together. Since my tape I have to peel from the backing, it is perfect to use as a sealer for the envelopes.
These are all 2.75 x 4 inches which is the perfect size for atcs and gift cards!
As you may have noticed, they can easily be dressed up with patterned paper as in the ones I made for bethntim, masterboards, and even stencils!
My favorite part is my faux washi! I put down a strip of tape, cut approx 1/4" wide strips, and tada!
I already dulled my punch board blade and purchased a replacement-we’ll see how it works!
I’m a bit obsessed!
(*I highly suspect these will be found in my next STS shop.)