Monday, January 25, 2021

7 Not So Naked Envelopes - Ideas to Dress Your Envelopes to Impress

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a few ideas to dress up your envelopes.  I have seven different ways to share with you on how to add a little pizzazz to your envelopes to dress them up.  I mean why not!  We spend a lot of time creating them so let's make the presentation just as pretty.  

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There are a number of ways to dress up your envelopes and not send them out naked!  I mean no one wants to see things running around naked.  And especially at the post office of all places.  So I picked seven of my favorite ways to dress up envelopes to finish off the presentation.  

1.  Emboss the Flaps

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With the new Mini Embossing Folders that we are carrying in the Annual Catalogs, this is even easier than before.  The Mini Embossing Folders are the perfect size for the flaps of your envelopes and they add an elegant and fun touch to them.  You can do this with the regular size embossing folders as well, but I found the Minis to be so easy.  

2.  Two-Step It:  

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There are a ton of two-step stamps out there now so why not use them on the flap of the envelope to dress them up and coordinate them to your cards.  For this example, I used the Floating and Fluttering Stamp Set and stamped the outline in Tuxedo Black Ink, and filled in the images with the solid stamp image with color.  I used Just Jade, Calypso Coral, and Bumblebee Inks to add a little color.  You can also just use regular stamps to do this as well.  This is one of my favorite ways to dress up my envelope flaps.  

3.  Masking: 

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Yes, you can mask off the address area of your envelope and stamp around it.  It creates a fun little decorative element to write your address and it's completely customizable.  So you can match your card as well.  Here I used the Approaching Perfection Stamp Set and a little Painters Tape to create this fun label.  Remember to destickafy your painter's tape a little before sticking it down to your envelope, and to pull the tape off slowly toward you to prevent tearing.  You could also use a simple post-it note as well.  

4.  Designer Series Paper: 

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I love to take leftover Designer Series Paper and attach it to the flap of the envelope.  I like to cut it at least 2 7/8" x 6" to have enough DSP that I can trim around the flap with my Paper Snips.  

5.  DSP Inserts: 

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We've had a lot of die sets over the years that will allow you to cut an insert to put on the inside of your envelopes as well.  This allows you to decorate the inside of the envelope to add a professional look and is super easy.  If you don't have a set of dies that will do this you can do it with just a piece of DSP and your Paper Snips as well.  Just remember to stick the DSP on the inside before you glue it down.  You can see the video below to see how I did just that.  

6.  Make your Own Envelope 

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You can also make your own custom envelope with a piece of Designer Series Paper.  And you can customize it to your card size.  For the A2 size card, I used an 8" x 8" piece of Designer Series Paper and wrapped it around the card, and cut the corners to make this beautiful custom envelope.  Super simple and easy.  

7.  Wax Seals 

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The last way I have for you to dress up your envelopes is with a Wax Seal Kit.  This is an old-school way to seal your envelopes but looks so striking.   I will say it does take a little more time than the other methods mentioned above but the look is so very pleasing.  The seals I used came from The Athena Shoppe.  I got the wax for the seal at my local craft store in the wedding department.  I linked to the ones that I used above.  The seals come in a variety of styles and sayings.  So, you should have no problem with finding one to put on your envelope.  

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