Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Favorites!

Long time no see!  The Crimper (101618) is one of my favorite tools that is put away and therefore, I don't use it often enough.  It is fun to add texture to your card or layout by crimping a component of your artwork.  However, another great way to use the crimper is to make an envelope into a card.

Take a Medium Crumb Cake Envelope (107297) and seal it.  Cut 2 inches of the long edge and put aside.  
Stamp the butterfly from Simple Friendship (113397) in Always Artichoke ink (105219) on the larger half of the envelope.  You want to stamp towards the bottom edge as the other piece overlaps quite a bit.  
Run the stamped half of envelope through the crimper sideways so that the open side is to the left.  (The crimps should run vertically through the stamped image)  Cut a strip of Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (121782) 2 inches by 4-3/8 inches; adhere to smaller half of envelope.  Cut a strip of Always Artichoke Card Stock (105119) 3/4" by 4-3/8 inches.  Punch the long edge of card stock with Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882) and adhere to the lower edge of the envelope top. 

Insert the crimped piece of envelope into the smaller piece of envelope, make sure not to cover up the stamped image but to have enough room at the top to punch both pieces of the envelope.  Using the Crop-A-Dile (108362) punch two 3/16" holes in center of both halves of the envelope.  Insert a 12 inch length of Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (121000) through the holes and tie a bow in the front.  You can use this envelope card to hold a gift card or fill it with some potpourri and use it as a sachet.

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