Easy Holiday Wrap Card
The card for this project is tucked inside an envelope and then adorned with a decorative wrap.
Create the Envelope
To make the envelope part of this project, I started by sealing closed an empty red envelope and running it through my die cutter using an arch die to cut a notch out of the top (I cut the notch out of the short side of the envelope). If you don’t have an arch die, you could use part of a circle die or even just fussy cut a triangle out of the top. Note that when you do this, you will be cutting through both sides of the envelope! If your notch does not go all the way to the edge of the envelope (like mine) you’ll need to cut off any left-over fold at the top so that you can slide a card panel inside.
Create the Card Panel
For this project, I used a 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel of card stock as my “card”. I slid it into my envelope and aligned my sentiment stamp where I wanted it to be so that it showed through the notch and was centered. I used a sentiment stamp from the new “Puffy Holiday Greetings” set – I just love the bold look of these sentiments and thought it was perfect for this project! Once I figured out the placement, I stamped the sentiment in black. I used my MISTI stamp positioner so that I could stamp the sentiment more than once in the same spot and get a really solid black image.
Create the Wrap
For the decorative wrap, I started out by stamping the train engine, moose, smoke, train car, and trees from the “All Aboard” stamp set in Copic friendly ink, then colored them in with my Copic markers using the following colors:
Train and Cart: N2, N4, N6, R29, R39, R59
Bell: Y11, Y15, YR23
Moose: E21, E23, E37, E29
Antlers: same as Moose + E79
Moose Scarf: R29, R39, R59
Trees: G24, G28, G29
Once the images were colored, I cut them out and assembled them. I used an Exacto knife to create a small slit in the train window so that I could tuck the moose in as the Conductor!
For the wrap itself, I cut and scored a strip of cardstock to fold around the envelope. I did a little futzing here to make sure that each end of the wrap had enough room for my images (you’ll notice that the left side of the wrap is longer than the right side). Then, I partially die cut each end of the wrap using a tag die.
I secured the wrap around the envelope with a piece of black twine, then adhered my images to each end of the wrap. I “grounded” my images with a little Copic shadowing using N2 and N4.
And…Ta Da! A super cute and easy envelope wrap card!
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