Friday, June 3, 2011

The Envelobox--Problem Solved!!

Happy Friday everyone! I got this new tool recently, an add-on board for my Ultimate Tool from Crafter's Companion. This tool set came with an Envelobox Creator, The Boxer, and a DVD full of projects! Woohoo. So, this week, I was making a sweet card and I added some of those gorgeous yet very bulky flowers to it. The main image has also been raised up using wonderful pop dots. It looks amazing, but also makes the card's presentation somewhat hard.


How do you give someone a card when it won't go into an envelope? Do you just leave the card out of an envelope? Get a HUGE envelope that is oversized and too bulky? I know I am not the only crafter who goes through this dilemma. Well, I now have a solution for this! My new tool lets me make envelopes in ANY SIZE and to the thickness that I want. I can make a flat envelope, or for cards like this I can make an envelope with a 1/2" height, so the flowers will fit in nicely! YES!!

Here's a detailed photo so you can see how large the flowers are on this project. Aren't they so cute? I just used thick pop dots to hold them in place.

The wonderful stamps I used on this card come from an adorable set from Crafter's Companion called Flower Fairies Rosebay Willowherb. I used chalk ink in white and Versamark ink to stamp a flower in the background. I stamped the main fairy in Memento Ink and colored her using Copic Markers.

Once the card was created, I used my envelobox tool to create a perfectly fitted envelobox for my project. This tool comes with a chart that tells you the exact paper size to use, the video shows great step by step instructions! The beautiful paper that I chose for this project comes from the Fairyopolis Paper Pad.




Here's a photo of the front side of my envelobox standing upright. It's 1/2" wide and is sturdy enough to stand up on its own. I added a small label to the from using cute stamps, a butteryfly from the same stamp collection as earlier and a "With Love" stamp from the Zinnia Flower Fairy stamp set. I used some muted Colorbox chalk ink to go with the beautiful pink paper of the Fairyopolis paper.

The image below shows a much better look at the final creation, as you can see how perfectly my card will fit in my adorable envelobox. Once it was completed, I punched two holes on my tab and two holes in the base of the envelope to add some wonderful sheer ribbon that will be used to tie up the project.

Isn't this a totally gorgeous card you would want to present to someone?

Here's another image that shows both the card and the back side image of the envelobox that I made for it. I hope you can't wait to start making your own creations perfect little boxes too!
Have a very crafty day!!


Cheers, Holley

8 comments:

Hlora said...

OMG!! you couldnt get any more adorable then this! So cute! Fab team up with the paper and gorgeous colours
hugs. Hlora. xxx

Larisa said...

This is just ridiculously adorable!

Anonymous said...

This is very unique. You come up with such cute ideas. Love those fairies! Debbie F.

Shell~AK Stamper said...

What a beautiful card Holley, and I know what you mean even with the handmade flowers they are bulky and finding an envelope for them is next to impossible!
I for one would be very interested in the new product that you used.

Shell~Alaska♥

Sue in CT said...

Great card. Love the fact you can make your own envelope to fit it as I have run into the problem myself. It says it can be used as a stand alone item. What do you think? Would it be hard to use if you didn't have the companion?
(Love the way you closed the envelope too).

Love crafts forever said...

Well Holley you are ones again blows me away with your project. The card is gorgeous, and envelope are super nice. Hmmmm, you should do tutorial on how to make an envelope. What do you think??
Hugs Nataliya

Tracy said...

your card is beautiful.
I love that envelope tool you mentioned, I'm going to have to look into that.
Your envelope is just as pretty as your card.

Crafterkhush said...

This is really pretty Holley.. I am horrible at making envelopes...