Today I have a special treat for you. I have been decorating the envelopes for the cards I make and wanted to share some of what I've been doing. Typically I will stamp the front and the flap of the envelope with something that coordinates with the card that the envelope with be placed with. That works and it is just a little something that makes receiving the card even more special.
In the new Holiday Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up! there is a set of Envelope dies designed to work with Stampin' Up! envelopes. They are found on page 40 of the catalog. They coordinate with the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set which includes some stamps that will work with the rounded edges of the envelope flaps.
I don't typically buy Stampin' Up! envelopes. I go through so many that I usually buy bulk elsewhere and the envelopes I use have a square flap rather than the rounded flaps that Stampin' Up! envelopes have. I gave the dies to one of my downline and asked her to play around with them and let me know what she thought of them. She uses the square flap envelopes too. I will share some pictures of what she did with the dies in a future post.
For now let me tell you what I did. I took one of my envelopes and traced the flap and created templates for both the outside of the flap and for a liner.