Friday, June 3, 2011

The Envelobox--Problem Solved!!

Happy Friday everyone! I got this new tool recently, an add-on board for my Ultimate Tool. This tool set came with an Envelobox Creator, The Boxer, and a DVD full of projects! Woohoo. So, this week, I was making a sweet card and I added some of those gorgeous yet very bulky flowers to it. The main image has also been raised up using wonderful pop dots. It looks amazing, but also makes the card's presentation somewhat hard.

How do you give someone a card when it won't go into an envelope? Do you just leave the card out of an envelope? Get a HUGE envelope that is oversized and too bulky? I know I am not the only crafter who goes through this dilemma. Well, I now have a solution for this! My new tool lets me make envelopes in any size AND to the thickness that I want. I can make a flat envelope, or for cards like this, I can make an envelope with a 1/2" height, so the flowers will fit in nicely! YES!!

Here's a detailed photo so you can see how large the flowers are on this project. Aren't they so cute? I just used thick pop dots to hold them in place.

The wonderful stamps I used on this card come from an adorable set from Crafter's Companion called Flower Fairies Rosebay Willowherb. I used chalk ink in white and Versamark ink to stamp a flower in the background. I stamped the main fairy in Memento Ink and colored her using Copic Markers.

Once the card was created, I used my envelobox tool to create a perfectly fitted envelobox for my project. This tool comes with a chart that tells you the exact paper size to use, the video shows great step by step instructions! The beautiful paper that I chose for this project comes from the Fairyopolis Paper Pad.

Here's a photo of the front side of my envelobox standing upright. It's 1/2" wide and is sturdy enough to stand up on its own. I added a small label to the from using cute stamps, a butteryfly from the same stamp collection as earlier and a "With Love" stamp from the Zinnia Flower Fairy stamp set. I used some muted Colorbox chalk ink to go with the beautiful pink paper of the Fairyopolis paper.

The image below shows a much better look at the final creation, as you can see how perfectly my card will fit in my adorable envelobox. Once it was completed, I punched two holes on my tab and two holes in the base of the envelope to add some wonderful sheer ribbon that will be used to tie up the project.

Isn't this a totally gorgeous card you would want to present to someone?

Here's another image that shows both the card and the back side image of the envelobox that I made for it. I hope you can't wait to start making your own creations perfect little boxes too!

Have a very crafty day!!

Cheers, Holley


Stacy H-W said...

Awesome job!! Those new boards are to die for!! They help make every project look so professional and complete!

kathy said...

Holy cat that is over the top, love the background stamping and the colors blend so nicely, and how did you make those flowers? love it!!

Khristen said...

Don't you just love the envelobox board? I haven't been able to stop, and it is a card makers dream! I love the color scheme of your card and envelope set, such a sweet card.

Barbara Bruder said...

Great envelobox. Your card is really pretty!!!

Jacilynn said...

perfect! I had the same idea, this is perfect for those dimensional cards!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome projects Holley...that box is a perfect fit!

Amy's Designs said...

Very nice job.