Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Three Little Piggies on a Lined Envelope (& Template)

I just cannot thank you all enough for your sweet kindnesses. Pretty please don't anyone worry about me. It will clear up, I promise.

Blush weep smile blush smile weep smile smile<---that was me reading your amazingly touching messages. WOW. I knew you were wonderful before, but you blew me away yesterday. You are the dearest most thoughtful blog buddies in the whole wide web. Thank You with the whole of my heart!

Here's a speedy little project for ya:

These three little pigs (and their chicks) went to market to prepare for a party heehee. The paper that comes in the Farmyard Friends Kit is perfect for lining envelopes & making them more festive. This one is done with a template (below) that fits Stampin' Up! envelopes (5 1/2" square ones.)

Don't have SU envelopes? You can adapt this general process to any envelope, of course. Just trace the flap of your envelope to make your own template. If you'd like to print or publish your template, you can scan it. :O)

or click the pic for the JPG version:

Supplies: Pink Cat Piggy stamp & Basic Grey Weather Vane cardstock. from the Farmyard Friends Kit

  • Cardstock (for liner template)
  • Black marker (for distressing)
  • Stampin Up envelope (5.5" square)

Step 1) Print the envelope template onto cardstock & cut it out. The template is for Stampin' Up's 5 1/2 inch square envelopes.

Step 2) You can use the paper that you cut off from around the cardstock template to place over your patterned paper as frame or guide to help you choose which section to use. (I used the Basic Grey Weather Vane cardstock.

Step 3) place liner template where you like & trace it

Step 4) Cut the liner out

Step 5) Edge the patterned paper with a black marker for definition, (if you like)

Step 6) Adhere it (Tombow Monomulti ROCKs for this (applied thinly) let it dry & stick on then it's repositionable

Step 7) Cut a cardstock liner to protect the envelope front (approximately 5 2/8 inches wide.) Stamp & colour some images on the back. I used Copic markers:

Step 8)
You can turn the liner into a handy address writing guide. The Tim Holtz Design ruler is a speedy way to add lines wherever you like. I added them in 1/2 inch increments by drawing on a pencil grid and then darkening with a Copic Multiliner. To use it, slide it in the envelope (lines facing front) and write with it as your guide.

Happy Stamping You Fabulous people You! :O)

P.S. I know You won't wanna miss out on this
fun & free stuff:

Cathy is having a birthday blog bash all this month (and giving away all sorts of gorgeous challenge prizes!) You can read all about the easy-peasy challenges & prizes (and get inspired) here on her blog. I can't wait to join in the challenges. :O)

and Tracy is joining in making more magic on her blog here.


Elena said...

Thank you for this cute idea, Mel!

marciad said...

Adorable. Don't forget to rest and take care of yourself.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Mel, this is such a cute project! Thanks for all you do!!

Juanita B said...

AWESOME and inspiring!!! TFS.

Kim Etherington said...

I love this look. Makes it so much more sophiscated looking. I need to get me some of those sized envies on the next SU order. TFS!

Kim said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, and loads of fun.

E.T said...

now why r you not resting huh?! bad girl.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Mel, thanks for this. It's a great idea & the little piggies are very cute. Hope you're taking care of yourself.

Karen from Ontario said...

Hey Mel,
Take care of yourself...I think of you often and hope things will improve quickly. Get lots of rest and we will wait for you....spoken like a true blog stacker!! Giggle....

Claire Brennan said...

Oh gosh Mel - I lurk here all the time!! I'm so sorry you're under the weather and I hope you're better soon - I'm so sorry you've been feeling the weight of your blog lately - I certainly would not expect anyone to update regularly just to tantalize me and I'm sure everyone else is the same. God knows, sometimes there isn't enough hours in the day for me and I don't know how you've done so much for so long - you won't lose your true fans over this!! Hugs.

Norine said...

adorable thanks for the tut

TheLittleFrog said...

what a great envelope, loving it!

AnnMarie said...

Such a fun project! Super nice job Mel! : )

Busym1 said...

I wanted to tell you what a great blog you have. I love this project, and plan on visiting more often. I read your post about your health, hope you get better soon. Thanks for all your work you do!

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the whimsical butterfly said...

This is AMAZING Mel! Is there anything you don't do that is like, AmAZING??? (there's that word again LOL!!) Beautiful tutorial!

Leigh said...

What a great envelope design. Really cute! Thanks for the template and the insert line idea.

Etha said...

that is just the CUTEST envelope :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for another great project. I always visit with my coffee each day :-) Take care of yourself... you have to come first or you will not be able to help anyone else!So, rest and take care.

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