Saturday, February 18, 2012

Just a Note...and a "little" happy mail!

I love this adorable eyelet closure envelope from Lifestyle Crafts. It comes with two sizes, each with a matching enclosure card die. So cute!

This is the mini set, and I do mean mini. Finished size measures approximately 1.75 x 2.75 (I say approximately because my skills at reading a ruler are crap once you get beyond quarter inches. LOL!) Isn't it adorbs, though. :) I used the Happy Mail stamp set by My Creative Time for the enclosure card.

As much as I love the cutie patootie mini set, the larger size is my fave. Finished size, the envelope is just shy of 4x5 inches and the enclosure card is just enough smaller to fit perfectly inside. The shape and the size are perfect. And the fact you can cut the card in one swoop through your cutter beats using the trimmer or knife--no measuring. Simply fold your cardstock base and lay it on your cutting pad with the fold just inside the cutting edge on one side. Run it through and voila! No crooked edges and they all line up perfectly. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!! {uhhhhh, my apologies for the uuuug-lay cutting pad!!)


To make the notched corners on the top mat layer, I punched the corners with a circle punch as you can see here. This punch is 1/2 inch.

A tip: tape a piece of paper over the brad on the inside of the envelope before you assemble and glue it together. This will prevent your card from getting caught on it as you slide it inside.


Here is my finished card and envelope. I used the paper collection, Sweet and Sassy, also by Lifestyle Crafts.

Here you can better see the dimension on the flower and butterfly.


Product List:
Lifestyle Crafts Eyelet Envelope and Card die set
Lifestyle Crafts Sweet and Spicy paper collection
Lifestyle Crafts Wildflower gift set
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
EK Success circle punch
PaperTrey Ink Just the Ticket stamp sentiment
Brads, twine, foam tape, Bazzill textured cardstock

Thank you for stopping by the studio today! Be sure to check out the Scrapbuggy store. She is clearing out inventory and everything is on sale. Once it's gone, it's gone and quantities are limited so don't wait!

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful...beautiful Shar!! The mini set is SO cute! I had to laugh about your reading skills!! lol But i know what you are talking about!! haha
    I really love the papers,on the large Set...so pretty! Love the dimension on the butterfly! :)
    Have a great weekend,
    Cindy

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  2. I love the paper choice you used on the 4x5! What a great way to use the print to spark life into the card! Beautiful!

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