Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Standard & Large Envelope Templates (& Family Tree Card)

I have gone template crazy: making envelope templates & joy of joys I've finally figured out how to save them as PDFs!!! This card is made in my favourite size: 5 1/2 square. I actually made the envelope first. It adds so much to the card, but it only cost 25cents for a piece of designer paper to make it with and it only took 4 minutes! (Can you tell I'm thrilled to be making my own envelopes?)

Here's the link for the envelope templates (It also includes two others: a standard 4 2/8" x 5 1/2" & a 5 x 6 1-2 inch card.) The instructions for the large ones are important--if you want them to print fully--so please read 'em & let me know if they don't work for you. :0)

Other card Details:
This card is for my Dad. He's a Tree Doctor (also known as an Arborist) ;0) The inside is going to say "I'm so glad you tend the family tree!" heehee (The designer paper is called Genealogy Collage, so it suits a family tree theme. It's by Karen Foster Design 60332.) The stamp is called Scroll Tree (by Hero Arts) I've embossed it in Chocolate Chip craft ink & clear e.p. I've drawn in little black hearts hanging from the branches & doodled a line of grass with a Stamp'n'Write marker. The shaded areas are Chocolate Chip ink sponged on and I've distressed the mat & the hinges with Black craft ink. The hinges are made using a round tab punch and the brads on them are SU's Vintage brads. The word "Love" is an SU Rub-on (Saleabration.) The brown mat with text is the By Definition background stamp on glossy cardstock done in the emboss resist technique (Versamark & clear e.p. heated, cooled & sponged with Chocolate Chip ink.)

Thanks for reading & Happy crafting!


Gwen said...

I absolutely love, love this!!!

you are seriously the best!!!

Alhambra Club said...

This card is so pretty and with a matching envelope how great.

Kim Etherington said...

Beautiful card for dear ol dad.
Love all that you created!

Maria said...

Hi Mel,

Sensational! Your card is fabulous! The colors are perfect and the card is so elegant looking even if it's suppose to be a masculine card.

I love all kinds of template. . .they are so fun to use! Thanks for sharing them!

Your SBS2 sis,

Becky G said...

B-E-A-utiful Mel! I love everything! Your so talented!
Thanks for all the envie templates. I like to make my own envies too and you just made it a lot simpler with these templates. You're great!

huntla1 said...

I love your card. I have looked at this stamp, but decided against my purchase. If I had seen your card at the time, maybe it would have pushed me over the edge. This is just beautiful. I love the idea of making my own cards, but I have yet to do it. Today is another day, maybe I'll give it a try. Beautiful work!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I have got to check out your templates! This card is GORGEOUS!

~* Tracy *~ said...

so beautiful!

Learn to Stamp and Scrap with Lynn said...

Very nice, I really like the layout and the color combination used here. Great job!


Learn to Stamp and Scrap with Lynn said...

Very nice, I really like the layout and the color combination used here. Great job!


Mary Ann S. said...

Thanks for the idea of using the round tab punch as a hinge! Beautiful card...

12Petunias said...

Hi Mel! I am going to be leading a craft for about 50 women (a MOPS group), making birthday calendars out of a 6-page accordion fold, heavy kraft board booklet that is 5x5" square (See it at

I was looking for an envelope template and found your 5.5" square one. I think it should work. But, I was hoping for a template that had a triangular flap that is about 2 or 3" high. It might also need to be a little bit bigger -- like 5 3/4", or 5 1/2" with a 1/4" "gusset" -- in order to accommodate all the layers of the calendar. You mentioned you could make other templates - could I interest you in making this one? Best, Kristin (