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Hello, today I am sharing a two in one project! I wanted to create and Valentine’s Day Envelope Card with the new Love Bites collection from Papercakes by Serena Bee.
I created a video on my youtube showing my entire process and I also address how I save on ink while printing these amazing collections from Papercakes.
Here's how I put these cards together!
I started by using an envelope die that creates a 5.25”x 5.25” envelope by Richard Garay. I used white heavyweight cardstock to ensure that the envelope would hold up the to many times it would be opened and closed since it will act as the envelope and the card. When I am creating a project and know the entire dimensions of the areas that I will be covering with the beautiful patterns by Papercakes, I will import the files into my Silhouette Cameo design software and just fill the cut file I will use with the pattern I want to use. This way I will only print what I will need and be using. I used more of the teal and pink patterns from the Love Bites collection to give more of a bubble gum pop look to my project.
I started by layering all of the yummy designs with a 5”x 5” print of the Love Bites mini collection (only available you purchase the Bundle) with the teal and pink with stripes pattern. This is the base layer to display my most favorite of the 3”x4” journaling cards with the heart lollipop that says “Hey sucker”.
The side panels of the envelope are layered with another of the 8”x 8” patterns with the sentiments that go perfectly with the sucker journaling card. The sentiment “labels” can also be found on the elements sheet. I layered the sucker heart to give it dimension and then I surrounded it by several of the double hearts in various sizes and I even flipped the image to give it a different look. So much can be done with a little heart! Yes pun intended.
I topped the front off with the “Kiss Kiss” sentiment so this card can be for a friend or a significant other.
The inside of my envelope card is layered with the lollipop pattern from the 8”x 8” papers to reflect the lollipop focus on the front. I chose a lighter pattern so I can write directly onto the inside of the envelope and would not have to cover the pattern with another paper to write my message. The inside side panels were covered with the teal “Love” 8”x8” pattern print to play off of the teal lollipops. I couldn’t leave them be without any embellishments so I layered the lollipop cutout from the 3”x4” journaling card and then to give it more dimension I used three other patterns from the collection to create several layered fishtail flags. On the opposite side I used another of the double hearts with the “Love bites” sentiment.
To finish off the envelope I used twine to make the closure complete. Eyelets were inserted to the top and bottom panel to secure the twine and keep any additional goodies that are inside of the envelope card.
This project can be easily made in duplicates to send out for Valentine’s Day. Especially since the designs are in digital format you are able to make as many as you would like to give out to your friends and loved ones.
Please check out the video with the link above on my youtube channel to see the entire process of how I created this envelope card from start to finish.