MERRY CHRISTMAS crafty friends!! For those that celebrate, both myself and Simon Says Stamp hope you have a very blessed and happy holiday today!
I know many of you probably have an over-abundance of wrapping paper in your house right now…! Those pretty prints and festive patterns shouldn’t all have to be dumped in the trash can or recycle bin after being torn off of the gifts you exchanged with your friends and family… Today I want to share a tutorial on how to make use of those gorgeous wrapping papers and incorporate them into cute card and envelope sets!
Thank you cards are probably something everyone will be making use of over the next couple weeks, so I thought this would be an appropriate theme for the cards I am making today. I had some super cute snowman wrapping paper scraps left over from wrapping gifts and I thought I’d use the paper with some of the new Hey Love and DieCember™ die sets from Simon Says Stamp. The awesome Heart Fold die is really great for making windows in a card; in the video I will show you how I created the layered appearance!
I also used the new Envelope Liner die set to create coordinating envelopes for my cards; because wrapping paper is so thin, it works very well for using inside an envelope because it adds literally no extra bulk! I think it is so fun for the recipient to open up the envelope and find a really cute pattern on the inside that matches the card perfectly. It takes very little time to do this and adds that extra handmade touch to the card that is priceless.
I hope you will check out the video below to see how easy these cards were to put together! I also hope that it inspires you to save some of those beautiful gift wrap scraps from the trash pile and reuse them for making pretty cards (and envelope liners!) for friends and family! Many of the holiday patterns can be used all winter long, not just for Christmas, so I challenge you to see what fun cards you can create using this idea!