Sunday, September 9, 2018

Envelope Card Tutorial

     A few weeks back, I made an Envelope Card and posted it to my blog.  I had several inquires about how it was made, including one from The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.  They wanted to know if I could do a tutorial of it and I agreed.  Because I had no photos of the process for the first one I did, I made another one and photographed it as I went along.

     So, today I'm a Guest Designer for the Greetings challenge where "Christmas" is our theme and  "Fred, She Said" is our sponsor.  They generously supplied the "Nuthatch" image for me to use.   I'm showing the step by step process here on my blog.  I tried to keep it as short as possible but if I ended up not being clear about something, please leave me a comment and I'll do my best to clarify it.

    Starting at Step 1:  I printed and colored the image with ProMarkers, then cut it to a 4 inch square.

     Step 2:  I used scissors to distress the edges of the image.
     Step 3:  Cut the envelope paper into a square measuring 6 7/8 inches, (I used solid teal green instead of patterned but either will work as long as the back side is plain) then cut a notch at the mid-point on each side.  Don't worry that the notch is a perfect right angle cut.  That will be done later.  
     Step 4:  Measure 2 1/2 inches in from the point (or whatever distance you need to match the notches), draw a light pencil line between two notches, then score and fold along that line.  Do this between each notch to make a square.
     Step 5:  Make the notches exact right angle cuts by trimming with scissors straight with the scored lines.  It's easier to do this now than to try to make it a perfect right angle when you first make the notches.  Trust me on this one!  :-D
     Step 6:  Cut a CS square, just slightly smaller than the inside square of your envelope.  Mine is 4 1/4 inches square.  If you are using paper with a printed design for the envelope, make sure you adhere the smaller square to the side with the print.  You'll need the plain, white side for your address if you are mailing the finished card.
     Step 7:  Adhere the image to the inside square.  I also added my sentiment at this point.
     Step 8:  Fold the points along the score lines to close the envelope.  DO NOT glue or tape them closed.  Instead, make a sleeve by cutting a strip of paper or CS 10 1/2 inches long and about an inch wide.  
Wrap it around the folded envelope, overlap it and adhere the overlap to hold it.  That sleeve will slip off to allow for opening the card.

     Remember, if I've been unclear on any of the steps, leave me a comment and I'll try to fix that.  :-D  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Thanks for the tutorial Connie, A beautiful card and love the bird, you know I love birds.
Linda xxx

Lori Kobular said...

Great tutorial! That bird image is so sweet! You make this look so easy to do!

Gina's Cards said...

Such a beautiful card Connie. Love the image and gorgeous design. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
Gina xx.

NanaConnie said...

Lori, It WAS easy, once I got the necessary dimensions figured out. :-D

*Vicki* said...

Wow! Really gorgeous design Connie! Love that pretty bird image along with the colors you've chosen too! Fantastic card design and I thank you so much for sharing the step by step tutorial my friend! DT hat time: Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

Shona Erlenborn said...

Ooooh how pretty! Thanks for the tutorial too - I need to give this a try!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful..Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Winter Wonderland..


Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Great card and I'm loving the images. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

Donna Ellis said...

Fantastic tutorial, Connie! Loving your beautiful coloring and the soft green of the envelope! Thanks for today’s inspiration! XXOO

Cards By MI said...

A lovely sweet card with a lovely topper and great design. Thanks for joining my Christmas Joy challenge over at Winter Wonderland.
Love n hugs

Paper Scissors Glitter said...

Love this envelope card. Something I have not seen before. Thanks for entering this month's challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT

Margaret Mifsud said...

Great tutorial and lovely card! Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. x

Maikreations said...

Thank you for the tutorial! Great card and lovely image. Thank you for sharing your envelope-card with us at the crafty cardmakers! Happy crafting, Maike ;o)

creationsnz said...

This looks interesting and I know of a challenge coing up that this will be perfect for. Thanks NanaConnie for the tutorial. CarolG

Chrissy said...

Great tutorial and love the end result..the bird is gorgeous..
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge over at Winter Wonderland..


Sharon Noble said...

Great Card Thank You for joining us at I Love Pro Markers hugs Sharon DT

Josephine said...

Beautiful image and a lovely design.

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

sanpiseth40 said...

Great article..I am looking so forward to your blogcomment and
I love your page on your post.. That is so pretty..

Zw@@n said...

Beautiful card, Connie. Love the image and your colouring is fab. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma