Thursday, May 8, 2014

Birthday Wishes!

Happy Thursday!  I am playing along with Papertrey's Make It Monday Challenge.  The challenge this week is to create an envelop wrap.  I generally use clear envelops when mailing cards so this concept works great to give an added touch to the outside of a clear card.  

The challenging part for me since the envelop is clear was to make sure the wrap portion worked with the card front since it can be seen through envelop.  This is what I came up with.  I layered two of the half and half dies and stamps. 

One die was folded to create a short tab on the front side where the card was exposed.  The rest was folded around back.  This strip added some decor as well as covered the adhesive flap.  I decorated this flap for the challenge, but for future reference I think leaving some white space for the address would be perfect.

May 14 CPMay 14 Nichole SS GraphicI am also playing along with PTI Inspiration Archive.  We have  color challenge and sketch to choose from.   For my card I used the wish stitch die.  I die cut it several times to create a peek a boo background effect.  I then used the herringbone impressions plate.  I layered my sketch elements(die from Fabulous Frames) added sentiment on top(Birthday word die and Four Squares flag die)  and the card was complete.  Well, I did add a few sequins.   

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Very pretty card! I love the idea of using clear envelopes for homemade cards. Very cleaver placement of the decoration on the wrap.

  2. wow Betty, I love this colorful Birthday card.

  3. Very bright pretty springy colours....I love the die cut Birthday!!

  4. Wonderful wrap! I really like how you joined them to go all the way around your envelope! Love the texture on your card also!

    Precious Hugs

  5. Love that die cut birthday and a great use of the colours too.

  6. How fun! I love the clear envelope, never thought of that!

  7. Absolutely wonderful! I really love your card too, just perfect!

  8. So pretty Betty! Love the beautiful background on the card!

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