Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Crimped Envelope Pocket Card

Every Monday there is a Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I always check the challenge out every Monday, but I don't always play along because I usually don't have all the supplies needed to try the technique. But for yesterday's challenge all I needed was a Paper Crimper and an A2 size envelope, and I had both of those, so I was able to play! Yippee!
This was a very fun and easy technique to do. There is a full photograh tutorial on the SCS site if you want to try it out for yourself. But for a quick easy explanation, you simply take an envelope and cut 1 1/4 inches off the short end. Then you decorate your envelope and run it through a crimper. Then you make an 'insert' for the inside. Simple heh? I love the way the crimped envelope looks. Someone on my SCS gallery said my card looked like the fine, crimped organza fabric. I agree.
To make my card I used the retired Stampin Up! set 'From the Garden'. This stamp is so HUGE, I only used 3/4 of it! Its a great stamp for scrap book pages because of its sheer size. I colored the image with Prismacolored Pencils and Gamosol. The sentiments and ring image are from Inkadinkado's 'Weddings/Anniversaries'. Very Vanilla and Regal Rose Card stock are the Card stock colors. My best friend Debbie and her husband are celebrating their anniversary this Sunday, so I will be sending this to her. Although she reads my blog occasionally, I don't think she reads it everyday, so hopefully she won't see this post before she gets her card. LOL! If your seeing your card ahead of time Debbie, sorry, but SURPRISE! LOL!
The New Fabrics and Crafts Store I work at in Eau Claire opens on Thursday! I'm so excited, yet nervous! I work tomorrow, but I don't know when I'll work again after the store opens. I still feel very unsure about the cashier and cutting table. But I'm sure my knowledge and skill will come as I practise 'waiting on the customers'. Hopefully they will be understanding and patient with me. Have a great day! Amy


  1. This is very pretty! I really like the large flower stamp for the outside of your crimped envelope!

  2. I like how your image goes off the edge of the envelope. Pretty anniversary card.

    Btw... after reading your comment on my blog, I edited my post to include my age :-)

  3. Great job! I'll have to try this technique!!

  4. BTW ... you'll do just fine at the store! Your smile will get you through the rough times!!

  5. Beautiful Amy! I played around with this once but didn't have such a lovely turnout...guess I need to try again. TFS


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