Saturday, February 14, 2009

Envelobox for Dh's Valentine and a New Technique (for me at least)

Don't ya just hate it when you make a great card full of dimension and the darn thing doesn't fit in the envie? Well, my dear friend Lillie who makes unbelievably GORGEOUS cards got a super Christmas gift from her daughter that allows her to make matching dimensional envies. It's called the Enveloper by Crafter's Companion and when she was shopping on ebay she came across it and gave me the heads up. She knows I have no patience for the bidding thing (I'm an immediate satisfaction kinda gal) so of course it was a "buy it now" and I did. I got it in 2 days and although it says it makes 9 sizes of envies I had no problem adapting a size to fit DH's Valentine. THANK YOU LILLIE! DH said it made the card like a little gift (good thing since I didn't buy him one, oops! guess I was too busy making cards, LOL) BTW, if you haven't been to Lillie's blog you should definitely pop over and take a look. Click HERE, I know you won't be disappointed. P.S. I just wanted to make sure all you viewers realize this envie is for the Valentine in the yesterday's post and not for the double embossed one in today's. But I'm sure you knew that. LOL

The other pics are of a simple card using the double embossing technique and my Cuttlebug. Nilda from The Cuttlebug Spot did a great tutorial using your CB folders with your Nestabilities and I was dying to give it a try. Click HERE to view the video. I used the tiny hearts folder that came with the baby set (tiny blessings I think it's called) and a scalloped square Nestie. I stamped the blank square with a sweet Stampin'Up stamp and colored with with Prismas. The tiny raised hearts were colored with chalk ink. then I just added a ribbon, some pearls, and a tiny butterfly from a MS punch. Simple, quick, but pretty cute I think. Thanks Nilda, can't wait to try more!


  1. fab envie Donna and thanks to you and Lillie for reminding me I have the ultimate crafters companion to make those enveloboxes. I've had it for about 3 years now to go and find it lol!! Happy Valentines Day!


  2. Hi Donna Love the cards and the envelope the colours are beautiful. That is going to be my next item to buy the envie maker but I have to wait till I go back to the UK, darn now I have seen your envie I want one now lol.
    Hugs Linda

  3. Wow, girl! You're just crafting up all kinds of stuff! I feel like every one of my recent cards needs an envelope like that! Look at you... double-embossing AND prisma coloring! What other tricks do you have up your sleeve?

  4. Ms. Donna your envelope and card are beautiful. And your colours!!!
    I found a You Tube link of how to emboss and leave a blank space... I have not been brave enough yet. TFS your amazing work... And happy valentine's day!! xx Susan

  5. Love that double embossing technique! I just might have to try that!

    (-: Heidi

  6. Is that the envie thing that GLenda was talking about??? You never cease to amaze me Donna.. the envie is so cute.

  7. You did great on the embossing technique, the card looks NICE!!! i will try myself once i get brave enough :) ...

  8. Love the double embossed card!

    The envelope is fantastic! Perfect for when the card is more of a gift than a card!


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