Saturday, June 3, 2017

No Nudity

A friend of mine says that mail isn't nearly as fun when it comes in a plain envelope. To that end, she never sends out a naked envelope herself. She decorates her envelopes with a snippet of designer paper that coordinates or matches what she used on the card.

Whenever I do workshops with her I always come out the other end with a matching envelope because she insists. That's quite fine. I don't send naked envelopes myself, jazzing them up with stickers or washi tape or both. This time though, I embraced my Inner Susan and made this card and matching envelope.

The Fine Print: All products by Stampin' Up except the actual envelope. My friend says if you cut up your designer paper into 6x6 hunks you can get a card with matching envelope from each square. That works if you use A2 envelopes. I don't usually have A2 envelopes as I get A6 ones free from work from the recycle bin after graduation. However, this year I only got about 25 of them but I did get a nice fat bundle of A2 envelopes for my birthday. Expect to see more decorated envelopes! 

12 comments:

Mrs A. said...

This is pretty . Love the bow on your. Card. I usually make my own envelopes up so use odds off matching design paper to cover any Jon standard joins ?I need yo make. As you say much more interesting than an odinary plain one. Hugs Nrs A.

Mrs A. said...

That should of course say non standard joins. I HATE predictive text.!!

Barb said...

That's such a pretty card Judy and I love the bow. I think decorating envelopes is a lovely idea. Barbxx

SARN said...

I shall, I SHALL (expect to see more decorate envelopes!).

I wholeheartedly agree with your friend. As card designers and stampers and paper cutters, it's a lovely gesture to pimp up the envelopes to go with our artistic creations!

Love the look of this card - and it's matching envelope.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sandy said...

I do enjoy decorated envelopes, and really ought to put more effort into making them. (I'm also trying to decorate the inside more.)
I did make some envies out of designer paper for a while, but I got rid of most of the stuff I didn't really like for cards(which was what I was using for envies), so I haven't made any recently. (And yay free envelopes from work!)
The card itself is lovely -- I like that tulip stamp.

Fiki said...

its very pretty!
have a nice day
hugs

Carol L said...

Your friend taught you well! The envelope truly does look better all fancied up to match the card! I don't know that I've ever decorated a flap, but I do like to link the envies with matching paper - another fun idea! Pretty colors, ribbon and dsp on this one!

Janeen said...

Yes and i neglected to mentipn how nice it was to have a matching envie for rhe b-day card i received from you. I was noticing again the other day. I kept it as a reminder to do that.

Janeen said...

Yes and i neglected to mentipn how nice it was to have a matching envie for rhe b-day card i received from you. I was noticing again the other day. I kept it as a reminder to do that.

Carole said...

Beautiful card and envelope, Judy! x

Bonnie said...

Love these pretty tulips and the paper that dresses both the card and envelope!

Maxine D said...

Gorgeous card and envelope Princess J - keep up the good work!
Blessings
Maxine