Mittwoch, 21. Dezember 2011

15th Anniversary & homemade envelopes

Today is our 15th Wedding Anniversary!

As I was absolutely in love with the card I made for Tom last year, it was really hard for me to come up with something I like at least roughly the same...but then I saw the gorgeous papers from the Lost & Found collection by My Mind´s Eye and instantly bought the Breeze "Boyish" Handsome Paper.

So here´s this year´s card - quite CAS :


I made an envelope too, so that I can participate in the CAS-ual Fridays´ challenge (card with a coordinating envelope)


A while ago I wondered, if I should buy more envelope dies, because I love the one that I have so much (the mini envelope die by Papertrey Ink) - but those envelope dies (doesn´t matter which company) are really expensive here! And I would still have only some certain sizes. 
So I decided to make all my future envelopes myself - it´s so easy! Just a matter of a few minutes!


My dear friend Dj told me that she likes to make huge cards up to 6" x 7-1/2". So I wondered, how I would do an envelope for such a card, so that the points come together right .... I thought it would be best to measure the dimensions of the card and make some pencil marks on a 12"x12" paper before scoring...

I made a small drawing to explain, what I mean - the card is represented by the yellow sticky note:



I would score along the sides of the card then, fold the paper and cut off the needless corners.

Does anyone of you have another or better idea to do this?

******** Vegetarians : skip this following sentence! ***********

Ok, I´ve to "fleet" to the kitchen now - preparing our anniversary-dinner: salmon toast with Prosecco and steaks with potatoes - yummy!

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Thanks for stopping by today!







Kommentare:

  1. Happy anniversary Ulina + Tom!
    Lovely card! I like the matching seal on the envelope. Your anniversary dinner sounds wonderful, wish I was married to you :-)
    Love Pearl X

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  2. Uli, this is so lovely. I'm sure your husband will love it; and especially the dinner. Thank you so much for working on this size envelope for me and your dimensions. I've tried something similar, but for some reason it still doesn't come out right. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. But I'll keep trying. Hugs, dj

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  3. Sorry, I also meant to wish you a happy anniversary, also. Hugs, dj

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  4. happy anniversary for you two ! I am sure,Tom will love this card - with such a lovely text,- and the dinner. I like your envelopes too,found an interesting way (not so much paperwasting) in England.hugs and enjoy your day! Erni

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  5. I love these envelopes !!! so great !!!

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  6. Congrats on your anniversary guys! Your card is great Uli, I'm sure hubby will love it, especially the words! I have my own way of making envelopes, they look like yours in the small picture. I recently bought a Martha Stewart score board and it comes with an envelope maker piece. It's very easy and hardly any glue is needed.
    Thanks for sharing with us Uli.
    Luv, Babs xo

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  7. Fabulous card Uli and many congratulations on your wedding anniversary. Your dinner sounds wonderful, hope you both enjoyed it! Regarding envelopes there is an amazing board that enables you to create absolutely any size envelope up to 12" x 12" and up to 1" deep! Check it out here:
    http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/search.html?query=enveloplus&search.x=22&search.y=19
    Val x

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  8. Oh! Don't tell me I missed your anniversary!! Bad friend! You can smack me! :)
    Congratulations Uli and Tom! Many more happy years!

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  9. Oh sorry! I meant to thank you for the tip you gave a few days back about using natural light for photos. Thankyou!

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  10. Beautiful card, love the design :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  11. Congrats on your anniversary - we had our 15th this year as well :) I love the crown on your card, and your hubby is sure to love what it says!

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  12. Happy Anniversary!!! Your card is so lovely and I adore the matching envelope ... Makes it so personal ... I hope you had a wonderful evening ... Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New year

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  13. Congratulations Uli! 15 years is awesome! Your card is awesome! Perfect for your anniversary! I am so intimidated when making a card for Aaron. I felt bad but I bought him one this year! Hope your dinner was lovely! Sounded quite yummy! I need to try your envelope dimensions. I struggled with the 6x6 size.

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  14. Hope you enjoyed your anniversary. Wonderful card. Your envelopes are fantastic, I can testify to the fact having held one in my hands, the beautiful flowery one to be exact. I have some envelope templates I made years ago, I'll have to look them out and post them. Hugs lin

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  15. Deine Briefum,schläge mit den dazupassenden Karten sehen super aus, du hast uns eine Anleitung dazugegeben, vielen Dank. Auf dein Abendessen hätte ich jetzt auch Lust;-)) Ich wünsche dir ein glückliches Neues Jahr LG aus Wien von Gerlinde

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  16. Merry Christmas Ulina and Happy Anniversary too! I looove your card for your husband it's perfect for a man and so beautiful too! Is your sentiment from a stamp? I find that it's difficult to make a card for a man that is well suited and gorgeous too! Thank you for your tips of envelopes. I have to make my own because I never make the same size cards ... although I know that I probably should but I don't want size to get in the way of creating. Sending warm wishes to you Ulina!

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