Envelope Art – You’ve Got Mail

Hi there! Today I’m sharing a super easy technique on how to create envelope art to go alongside any handmade card. Sometimes, we want to add that special touch to the envelope to get the recipient super excited about what they are about to open. Plus it makes it stand out in the pile of junk mail.

From the new release, I’m using the set You’ve Got Mail. I used an envelope punch to create an envelope using a heavy weight cardstock because I’ll be inking it up.

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The technique is super simple. I stamp the images I want on the front of the envelope and cut out post-it masks for them so I can color them in later without ink all over it. I picked out a stencil that had a fun design. Using distress inks, I blend three colors around the edges of the envelope. I picked Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberries, and Spun Sugar. It’s a fun combination, especially since when you blend Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberries, you end up with a light purple.

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Once I finish inking up the envelope, I go ahead and color in the images. Super easy and quick to spruce up a boring old envelope! All you need to do is address it and it’s ready to go.

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Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

  • *Planner Street – You’ve Got Mail (“Jeannie10” for 10% off regular priced items)
  • We Are Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board: http://amzn.to/2zqagsN
  • Distress Inks
  • Post It Full Adhesive Notes: http://amzn.to/2wqBHBj
  • Hero Arts Graphic Stencils (2 pack)

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(Not so) Moody Unicorns

Hi all,

I’m really excited to be back at Gerda Steiner Design’s blog. Here I created a simple and colorful card. Please go check it out and find out how I created it. I think it turned out really cute!

Her blog: Gerda Steiner.


Vellum paper
Spectrum Noir: LV1, LG5, OR1, TB3, DR1, GB4
Hero Arts: White Embossing powder
Versamark watermark ink

Stamp Set:
Gerda Steiner Designs – Moody Unicorns


Hi everyone!

I’m up on Gerda Steiner’s blog today featuring the super cute Hoppiness Set. What a perfect set for Spring!

I can’t even contain my excitement because I’ve been a big fan of her company ever since spotting those Moody Unicorns and have been obsessed ever since. And I added a little surprise for the card recipient.

Check it out over on her blog: Gerda Steiner.

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