Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot, Be Inspired #74, Creating ENVELOPES

Hello & welcome to Wednesday! It's time for BE INSPIRED #74 at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot. This week, we are creating & decorating our very own ENVELOPES to match our beautiful card creations. We were asked to also incorporate the color *GREEN* into our creations.

Well, I dont know about you, but for me, I'm always finding it difficult to fit my dimensional/3D/bulky cards, square cards or unusually shaped cards into regular store bought envelopes. Im constantly searching for quality envelopes that will not just accommodate these cards, but that also wont tear or mess-up the artwork. I was NOT brave enough to attempt making my own envelopes until now when I was asked to do so for this challenge. LOL!! And WOW! Sure wish I had made these sooner because it was so much FUN & actually very easy! And how FAB to have matching envelopes that fit! :)

Did you know there are many templates and tutorials for creating envelopes out there in blogland? WHEW!! For mine, I was completely drawn to a particular one that was inspired by my good friend and House Mouse Team Mate, Heather of Rica's Heaven. She has come up with a wonderful, easy to follow tutorial for creating a square 6x6 envelope box template that she calls the "Envelobox"!! :) This awesome envelope will accommodate most decorated/3D/bulky cards. Once you have this base template done, it can be very easy to follow and reuse over and over again. It's simply a matter of making the final cut down to a 10x10 from a 12x12 cardstock piece, scoring, folding & glueing. That's it. Check it out! You'll be very glad you did. :)

Here's my wedding box to accommodate a wedding card: The incorporated color "Green" is on the flower's leaves! Hope that counts! :)

Envelope Recipe:
STAMPS; none
INK: Brilliance brown (for inking edges)
ACCESSORIES: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Adhesive Pearl lines, Paper Flowers with ribbon and Pearl Pin combos, ScoreIt, Martha Stewart Border Punch
TECHNIQUES: Dry Embossing, Scoring, EnveloBox by Heather

Come and see the rest of the AMAZING Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot Designer's ENVELOPE creations HERE:

Thanks for Looking & Happy Creating!


  1. America this is gorgeous...well actualy its beyond gorgeous!!!
    I could keep praising you with lavish compliments...but truly what more can I say other than "this is gorgeous!!!"

  2. Oh my word this is soooo elegant. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I LOVE all the white, wow you did an amazing job!

  3. Very elegant and classy, love the whites and the beautiful flowers.

  4. Seriously, America! Could this get any more beautiful?!! Wow! The 'pearls' are amazing!

  5. I couldn't wait to see what YOU had made. I was scrolling, looking for your name and...MAN! You do not disappoint! So elegant and beautiful.

  6. Hi America awesome creation you have the pearls & flowers..pretty card you say soooo easy to make (have n=made some myself)& all thanks to Heather..

    Hugs Christine xx

  7. Wow!! This is just stunning!! Wow!

  8. This is beautiful America! I love this. Your embellishments are drop dead gorgeous on this one! Thanks for sharing Heather's tutorial too! Best, Curt

  9. your best evah...and that is saying something....totally gorgeous and elegant and oh so artsy

  10. Hi Huni - sorry I haven't been around much - internet problems, hopefully fixed now!!
    This is so totally beautiful, love everything about it, especially those delicious pearls.......keep your diamonds, just give me pearls anyday.
    Thanks for the lovely compliment and the link.
    I'm off searching for pearls now - might be back to ask for a supplier.
    hugs Heather xx

  11. *THUD* Oh my goodness - this is absolutely AMAZING America!!!!

  12. This is way above and beyond your normal gorgeousness!

  13. could this get any more beautiful and be used for Gift Card envelopes?