I’ve been working on some 3″ x 3″ cards and I had a thought… I wonder what else I could use the little square envelopes for? Well today I have one option, perfectly timed if you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day idea. It uses the Love You To Pieces Stamp Set and coordinating Puzzle Pieces Dies.
STARTING WITH THE LAYERS
I began with a 3″ x 3″ Envelope (actually it’s 3-1/8″ square but named for the card size that will fit into it). First I cut a 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Petal Pink vellum from the Perennial Essence Vellum pack. Then using a piece of Tear & Tape just in the centre I attached it to the front of the envelope.
Next I cut a piece of Thick Whisper White Card using the #4 (largest) of the square dies in the Stitched Shapes Dies. Then I fixed it onto the vellum, once again just with Tear and Tape in the middle.
Finally with the base layers complete I wrapped some 5-16″ Braided Burlap Trim around the envelope and secured the ribbon ends at the front.
LOVE YOU TO PIECES
Now my envelope was ready, it was time to start on the focal piece.
I began with the “You are my missing piece” sentiment from the Love You To Pieces Stamp Set, stamping it onto Thick Whisper White Card with Lovely Lipstick ink.
Then I cut it out using the coordinating heart-shaped die from the Puzzle Pieces Dies. Now I just needed one final layer, and that was cut from Lovely Lipstick Card using the #3 square die from the Stitched Shapes (counting from the smallest up).
Assembling the sentiment was really simple. First I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix three of the “puzzle pieces” onto the Lovely Lipstick layer. Then I added the final piece with the word “you” using a Stampin’ Dimensional.
Finally I used mounted the completed layer over the ribbon with more Stampin’ Dimensionals and my treat pouch was complete. All I had left to do was slide my snack size Reeses Peanut Butter Cup inside.
Now you might be wondering why I only attached the first two layers using adhesive only at the centre. Well that’s because the envelope has no gusset to allow for the thickness of the Reeses cup. My solution lets the envelope bend and the edges of the layers simply lift up.
Well that’s all from me for today. I’m off to prepare for the release of some limited edition coordinating dies and paper that starts tomorrow. Meanwhile I’ll be making some cute projects to show them off. I do hope you’ll be able to join me.