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There are envelopes…and then there are ENVELOPES! Today, I’m talking about ENVELOPES!  As someone who loves to create stationery, I typically restrict myself to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ canvas.  Well today, I’m breaking that rule! What better way to say Happy Birthday to my blog friend (and real life friend) Julie Ebersole! I’m joining forces with a bunch of  crafty blog friends to say Happy Birthday to Julie with a blog hop of creative crafts.

For my contribution, I’m sharing a template for a giant envelope that I think you’re gonna lurve. I know I do.

Giant Envelope Dimensions


CLICK HERE to download the Giant Envelope TemplateHowToAssembleGiantEnvelope

{1} Template will print on multiple pages with light blue guidelines to help with assembly

{2} Line up guidelines and use tape to adhere pieces of the template together. Begin by adhering, pieces 2, 5, 8 then 1, 3, 7 and 9.

{3} Complete the template by adhering pieces 4 and 6.

{4} Once assemble, cut out along the solid lines. Trace this template onto wrapping paper to create giant envelope.

Now of course, no  giant envelope is complete without a giant card inside, right?!  I created my giant card using two sheets of 11×17 cardstock, which I trimmed down to 11 x 14 3/4″

Quick Tip on Making Giant Cards

For the design of the my giant card, I reached for a favorite of mine: Papertrey Ink’s Rosie Posie stamp set. The images in this set are rather large in scale, so they work quite nicely on the large card front. I finished off the card front with By The Numbers Die cuts along with a wood veneer embellishment.

Giant Card and Envelope


11 x 17 130 lb Solar White Cardstock | Kraft Wrapping Paper | Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie Stamp Set | Impress Fresh Ink in Strawberry, Mango, Pink Lemonade and Mojito | Papertrey Ink By the Numbers Die Collection | Papertrey Ink Big Birthday Wishes Stamp Set | Studio Calico Snippets Punctuation Wood Veneers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little project and I hope your looking forward to more inspiration to celebrate Julie’s birthday!

the CLASSroom – Ellen Hutson and Lisa Strahl

a bit of this. a bit of that. – Teri Anderson

BellePapier – Julia Stainton

Cheiron Brandon: My Crafty Life – Cheiron Brandon

Clean and Simple Cards – Krystie Hersch

Creative Chick – Jenn Shurkus

Jenn Balcer – Jennifer Avilés

Jennifer McGuire Ink – Jennifer McGuire

K Werner Design – Kristina Werner

Lawn Fawn – Kelly Marie Alvarez

Mossy Made – Chari Moss

My Paper Secret – Cristina Kowalczyk

One Little Spark – Heather Meeson

Paperfections – Sharon Harnist

Shari Carroll …my world – Shari Carroll

Sideoats & Scribbles – Lisa Spangler

Simply Stamped – Maile Belles

Witticisms – Jessica Witty





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30 thoughts on “A Birthday Blog Hop for Julie Ebersole (Free Download)

  1. O now that’s sweet and I know Julie will love it. I love the flowers. I need to get that stamp set above all others. TFS and for the template too. Reminds me of when I had to put clothing patterns together. LOL

  2. Fabulous card and envelope! What a great idea and thanks for the tutorial and download. Julie deserves an oversized greeting, for sure!

  3. What a fun idea. Love the card and the envie. Thanks for the download. Happy Bday to the multitalented Julie & hugs to the both of you.

  4. Beautiful “giant” card, Amber, and what sweet wishes for Julie! Thanks for the free download. One never knows when a huge envelope will be in the cards. : )

  5. What a GORGEOUS card you created for Julie! Thank you so much for the template, too…what a special way to celebrate someone we love!

  6. Thank you so much!

    I was desperately looking for a template to create a big envelope with my class tomorrow, this is perfect, just what I needed 🙂

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