Making a New Size Card, Using a 6 3/4 “Personal” Envelope

I bought a box of envelopes at the Dollar Tree link: for sending letters, and realized we don’t seem to use these envelopes in card making…And why not? I’m not sure.  The envelopes are much cheaper than the A2 size envelopes and 6 x 6″ card stock pads are perfect for layering on these card bases….so let’s give this a try.

I took the larger die from (Double Circle Dies Link: and die cut the circle.  I cut matching apricot colored cardstock from Stampin’ Up (retired color) and cut the card base to 6 3/4″ across scored at 3 3/8″ and 6 1/4″ tall.

I cut the origami paper that I got from InLoveArts (link: to 3 1/8″ x 6″ to line the card base.

I stamped from the “Congrats” die and stamp set from Hero Arts link: the words “on your graduation” in Stampin’ Up’s retired Only Orange die ink and then used a Distress Ink marker to make it darker, then I added clear embossing powder and heat set it. I die cut the “Congrats” out of white cardstock and then used Black Enamel Accents (link: from Ranger to make Congrats shiny and raised. I folded the apricot circle die cut around the card base and used Plus Corporation tape runner (link: from Amazon to attach it to the card base. I used a Zig 2 Way Glue Pen link: to add glue to the tiny outside lines of the circle.

I used Martha Stewart’s Birds on a Wire border punch (retired) link on Ebay: on white cardstock and used a length of it for inside the card.  I added washi tape to the envelope and glued a row of the white punched birds on top of the washi tape. Make sure it’s well adhered or it will come off while going through the mail.

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