Well, we've reached the end of my Focus On Kerri Bradford week, however rest assured that I will be bringing you many, many projects featuring Kerri's designs from this point forward. :)
This week I've shared layout ideas using Kerri's designs HERE, HERE and HERE, a home decor project HERE and a couple of cards HERE. Today, I thought it might be fun to do a little focus on envelope accents (after all the positive response from THIS post featuring one of Kerri's envelope designs). With these envelopes I can easily pop one onto a layout or include in a mini album that are already all put together.
We're getting ready to go back to school here next week so I thought this first envelope would be perfect to include in one of my kid's school albums.
Just like with the cards I shared in yesterday's blog post, I used small background stamps to add emphasis to the die cut pieces. Additional stamping really completes the simple design.
I used die cuts from the following kits:
I used the tear away envelope design for this one. In reality, I could tear through that tear off portion to open the envelope however, I won't. Why would I want to mess up the stamping and cute pencil? I will likely use this as an accent on a scrapbook page similar to THIS layout. I love the look of tucking envelopes/tags/labels under other elements on my pages.
I used Papertrey Ink's Bitty Background Blocks Stamp Set with Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Real Red and Crumb Cake Inks to add detail to the word "school" and the pencil die cut. I used Colorbox Frost White Ink on the die cut word "zone".
The quote is from PTI's All Booked Up Stamp Set and stamped with Colorbox Frost White Ink (I love this white ink. Love.). The swirl design was stamped using PTI's Friendship Jar Summer Fillers Stamp Set. I like the way it ties the stamped phrase in with the title and pencil.
I backed the die cut circle border with SU Pure Poppy Cardstock for a nice contrast.
For my next envelope I went with a Christmas theme. I know it seems like the holiday season is a ways off but I know it will be on me before I know it (and don't tell anyone but I just last weekend cleaned up the decorations mess in my storage room where I threw everything last January when I took the decorations down. Yeah, I know.... BAD. I promised myself not to do that again. Honey, if you're reading this, don't laugh.)
In all seriousness, though, how fun would it be to make a bunch of these for a December Daily or Journal Your Christmas album?
I used the long skinny envelope with the rounded flap for this one. Again, this could be a page accent or a mini album page all of it's own. Tuck some goodies inside, punch some holes and you have an album page!
I used the following die cut designs:
I used the PTI Background Basics: Newsprint Stamp Set to cover the entire front of the envlope using Stampin' Up Crumb Cake Ink. I love how it looks like I made it from newspaper, only in a more fun color.
I die cut the title twice to give it that shadow look I love so much. I gave the green cardstock die cut texture with my favorite Hero Arts Envelope Background Stmap using Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade Ink.
Ribbon tabs, more stamping and a punched star stamped with one of the PTI Bitty Background Blocks Stamps and layered over a punched vellum circle finishes the envelope.
Supplies for [School Zone] Envelope:
Supplies for [Stacked Christmas Words] Envelope:
Stampin' Up Retired Items Used:
- Small Star Punch
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