I am currently obsessed about making my own envelopes! One day I will get up the courage to show you my hoard of patterned paper. In the meantime, I am having a blast going through my stash and making the packaging of the cards we spend so much time on look fun too.
First impressions, right?
The funky square tag die in the new release for CAS-ual Fridays just happens to go PERFECTLY with my latest quest to be pretty on the outside. My friend Sarah's birthday is coming up, and it's become a tradition that we take each other out to shop at Hot Mama for our birthdays. (If you haven't been to a Hot Mama, it's not a maternity store, and not a sleazy store, just fun clothes for us Mamas). Anyway, since I'll be delivering her card in person, I can create a cute tag with her name on it for the outside.
For making envelopes, the double-sided paper is awesome because you have an instant liner! This is from the American Crafts Amy Tangerine Yes, Please line. The ribbon that holds the tag on the other side also hold the flap down in the back (since there is no "glue" to lick on the flap). I've also just used cute washi tape to hold the flap down.
Here's the funky square tag as an instant Christmas present tag. Again, using the double-sided paper makes it double-fun. Since there's a hole on the top for the tag, this is a great opportunity to make an easy bow. Pull the ribbon through the hole and leave a loop, wrap it around the tag hole, leave a loop on the other side, wrap it around the tag hole, etc., etc. Done!
Please check out the other sneaks from the rest of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Design Team. The two stamp sets (Spooky and Amber Waves) and the three dies (four petal, funky round tag, funky square tag) will be available tomorrow at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!
Thanks for looking!