How to Dress Up Plain Envelopes
1. Emboss on envelopes
A simple way to decorate a dark envelope is to jazz it up with metallic embossing powder. Stamp a round image (like a seal) on the flap of the envelope for an elegant touch. Write the address on the front with a metallic pen.
Stamp Set: Acts of Kindness (Hero Arts) Black Licorice envelope.
2. Stamp on envelopes to match cards
Match your envelope to your card by stamping the same image as your card. The floral patterned paper sets the color scheme and stamping on envelope is a great way to tie it all together.
Floral paper: Orange Flower by American Crafts
Stamp set: Snail Mail (Concord and 9th)
3. Dress up envelopes with patterned paper
Why not use some patterned paper to jazz up your envelope? Here I used a circle punch for the sun center and a triangle punch for the sun rays.
Paper: Doodlebug Design 6 x 6 Gingham/Linen Rainbow Petite Prints
4. Make a liner to match your card
Cut your paper to 5 5/8 x 6 inches and trim the sides accordingly. Leave the gummed edge of the envelope exposed so you can seal the envelope. Don't feel like all that trimming? Just cover the flap with your coordinating paper with a piece of cardstock cut to 5 3/4 x 2 1/4
Paper: Happy Thoughts
5. Dress up plain white envelopes
Just have white envelopes? Heat emboss your image in white or clear embossing powder and ink blend some ink over your design (called emboss resist technique)
Stamp set: Tulip Florals (Hero Arts)
Distress Oxide ink in Mowed Lawn and Picked Raspberry
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