Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Crimped Envelope Card!

I tried this new technique this week and loved it! It was so easy and simple to do, this is not my card, but here are the directions and I will post a photo of my card in the morning! Have fun and happy stamping!

Create a pouch out of a regular envelope.


  • A2 size Envelope

  • Paper Trimmer

  • Crimper

  • Adhesive

  • Stamps>>(Gina K. stamp set A Year of Flowers used here)

  • Cardstock (for insert)


  1. Step 1

    Seal the envelope.

    Use your paper trimmer to cut 1 1/4" from one of the short sides of the envelope.

    The narrow piece will be the topper and the larger piece will be the crimped pocket portion of the card.

  2. Step 2

    Decorate both pieces with stamps, keeping in mind that the bottom piece will be crimped and the images may be slightly distorted.

  3. Step 3

    Place the larger piece into the crimping tool with the opening to the side, and crimp.

  4. Step 4

    Add stamped/cut images, die cuts and embellishments as desired.

  5. Step 5

    To create the insert, cut a piece of card stock to 4" by 4 1/4".

    For a layered look, cut additional pieces slightly smaller.

  6. Step 6

    Stamp and embellish insert as desired.

  7. Step 7

    As a variation you can scale the project down to create gift card holder.

Your turn! Have fun!

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