Here’s a fun card and envelope. Again, here I think the pattern may have been a bit too much for the card. It matches the thin gold stripe, but may not work as for the outside of the envelope. With just the gold pattern showing on the inside of the envelope flap - it gives the look of a beautifully lined envelope to coordinate with the card.
I think I’ll start a new series on “Lined Envelopes” next. Green Sneakers has a lovely set of envelope liners to go with their envelope templates!
This pretty pattern works beautifully for this card. It might, though, have been a little too much if the envelope had been created with the pattern on the outside. Sometimes you have to look the card and see if the envelope would be overwhelming. A simple white envelope slips easily through the postal system - while the pretty coordinating pattern is only for the recipient to see!
I love that little peek of color as the envelope get opened! From the outside it looks like a simple envelope, but as it gets opened it becomes apparent that card designer took the care to create a coordinating envelope to go with her handmade card!
Here’s a delightful example of using patterned paper to create the envelope. Here I didn’t use the white side, but rather the patterned side. I love the way it works with the card. I will have to put an address label on the envelope front to make it easier on the postal system to read the address - but that’s just fine. These are regulation size envelopes, and post at normal postal rates. This was made using the Green Sneakers Card and Envelope A6 templates.
These cards are up for viewing at the Green Sneakers Gallery.
I love the way it looks to have the patterned paper on the inside. So pretty - and so easy. I do have a large supply of one sided scrapbook paper (I can’t resist those large packs!). But how to use it all is always a question - and this is just the best I know of! I do like to coordinate the papers from the pack with the envelopes - but sometimes a good white envelope seems right - and this way the recipient sees the color when the card is opened!
I love this technique - it’s about using one sided scrapbooking paper to make my envelopes. However, to make the front easier for the mailman to read - I make the envelope inside out - meaning my coordinating pattern is on the inside! A nice little burst of color for my card’s recipient! I only use Green Sneakers templates!
I’ll post more here this week - using this technique. As always, if you wish to see all of these cards (and more) in a Gallery - you can check out the Green Sneakers Gallery!
Have you ever visited the GreenSneakers Card Gallery? There are so many cards to look at!! There are Fall Holiday Cards, Christmas Cards, Winter Cards, Spring and Special Occasion Cards - just cards galore - and with all with beautiful coordinating envelopes! It’s worth a peek!
Here are just two cards from the Fall Holiday Card Contest Gallery:
You’ll want to pop over and see the hundreds more!
Sometimes easier is better. Cards do not have to be elaborate, painstaking endeavors to be beautiful and worthwhile. Here a simple stamped image is colored, and then layered onto solid cardstock.
This then becomes a simple and enjoyable way to wish someone a Happy Fall or Thanksgiving. I have the coordinating envelope, made with my A6 template, from plain white paper, and that cute pumpkin/grapes stamp in the lower left corner. Fast,simple, fun, and it still says “I really care about you, and I made you a card”!