Monday, July 23, 2012

Designer Series Envelope

I always find at this time of year that I have a ton of patterned paper that is soon to be retired. I know that I'm going to want to buy ALL of the new designs, so using some of my stash up means that I have the perfect excuse to buy more! :o) I thought some of my class attendees might feel the same, so with that in mind, I ran a DSP Projects Class last month. I showed some different ways to make use of our Designer Series Paper.

Here is one of them - a Designer Series Envelope made using the Twitterpated DSP from the Mini:

The envelope is pretty enough that a simple notecard is all that you need to put inside:

The flap is secured in place with a small framelit, popped up on dimensionals.

You can make these envelopes in any size. To work out how large your piece of DSP needs to be, take the length of your card and add 3cm; multiply the width by 2 and add 3cm. Eg for a 12cm x 10cm notecard, your DSP would need to be 15 x 23cm. For an A5 folded card (14.8 x 10.5cm), your DSP would need to be 17.8 x 24cm

To make it into an envelope, in portrait orientation, score 1cm from each side. Put your card in the middle but slightly more towards the top and score above and below it. Cut off the top 2 corner pieces. Round the top 4 corners if desired. Fold the side pieces in and apply tape to the lower flap to form an envelope.
Thanks to Michelle le Breton, who shared this idea at a recent team meeting! Make sure you check out the stunning work on her blog.


  1. Love this idea! You are so awesome Marelle!

  2. I was looking for the same info about virtually identical & finally i got my answer from your post thanks for sharing this useful info.!

  3. Thanks so much marelle. I think you did a fabulous job of writing out the instructions.



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