A few years ago Stampin’ Up! had a set of dies called Envelope Liners Framelits that created liners for their envelopes (no surprise there). If you were following me back then you’ll know it was one of my favourite die sets and I was crushed it retired. So imagine my delight when I opened up the new August to December 2020 Mini Catalogue and found Envelopes Dies. This new catalogue goes live to customers one week from today and I had to start my sneak peek week with these new dies.
I actually began this project with some scraps of paper from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. In fact the two patterns are the two sides of the same sheet of paper.
Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached the two pieces to layers of Early Espresso Card. This colour is used in the DSP and I thought it would make a nice contrast between the various layers.
Next, using my Paper Trimmer, I cut and scored a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base. Then using liquid glue I mounted the larger layered panel onto the card. This was followed by the smaller one, attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
On a layer of Very Vanilla Card I attached a strip of the green design DSP down the right-hand edge. Then I added a narrow strip of Early Espresso Card. Finally I fixed the assembled layer on the inside of the card base.
For my sentiment I turned to the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set. This has some lovely large sentiments which was exactly what I was looking for.
Using Early Espresso ink I stamped the sentiment onto a small piece of Early Espresso Card. Next I mounted the sentiment onto Early Espresso Card with liquid glue. Then to attach it to the card front I used Stampin’ Dimensionals. To keep the sentiment level I stacked the Dimensionals two high under the right-hand edge (where it extended past the edge of the colourful layer).
Finally I completed the front of the card with a trio of Gilded Gems in the top right corner.
Unlike the old Envelope Liners Framelits, these new dies are really versatile. For today’s project I simply used one of the dies to add a scalloped edge to my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. With that my project was complete.
As well as the flap edge die, there are four dies that can be used to cut liners for your envelopes. Why four? Well each one is designed to fit a specific envelope in the Stampin’ Up! range; 3″ x 3″ square, notecard, medium (A2) and the Memories & More large envelopes.
Also included in the set are dies to cut decorative patterns into the centre of a card or envelope, plus some that coordinate with the Ornamental Envelopes Stamp Set. More about these other dies and the coordinating stamp set in future blog posts. Meanwhile here’s a look at all 12 dies in the set.