DIY: High Society Stationery: DIY Solid Gold Envelopes

April 2, 2013

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I call myself curious. My husband calls me nosy. We’ll stick with curious.

Thanks to the internet, there’s really nothing that a nosy…I mean curious girl like me can’t find out. This weekend, being the random and crafty person that I am, I got curious about The Academy Awards envelopes. See, I wasn’t kidding when I said “random.”

When it comes to high-society stationery and when it comes to envelopes, I’m pretty sure that the gold envelope from the Oscars is the most famous of them all.  So today I’m doing a little something different. I’m taking on this metallic beauty. Nothing is safe when it comes to high-society stationery, people. Nothing is sacred. Except the Bible or something. I’m not gonna to dish any snark about expensive religious paper goods. Pretty sure that gets you a lifetime of lightening strikes and a non-stop flight to the fiery down under. I’ve never been one for extreme temperatures.

But the Oscar envie? Snark time. Turns out that the guy who has created these iconic envelopes is also a stationier who produces other paper yummies. Mostly invitations. Here’s the problemo….they cost upwards of $100 each.

Yes. I’ll repeat that. Because surely your ears are ringing. $100. Per. Invitation.

And here we go.

Oscar Envelopes High Society Stationery

 

{What They Say} The [Oscar] envelope is entirely handmade, and sourced using the finest of papers and dyes from around the world. And these envelopes hold so much emotion. Looking at all of the nominees’ names printed so beautifully on these cards stirs something in you.

The design ultimately selected is completely hand-crafted from an opulent, iridescent metallic gold paper, complete with a high-gloss red lacquered line featuring a step-and-repeat pattern of the Oscar statuette hand-stamped in satin gold-leaf. White gloves are worn, handling each piece as if it were a fragile, objet d’art.

{What I Say} Now, I’m not knocking the Academy. I know it’s like an institution. A bastion of entertainment and art. Or something like that.

I’m really just using these iconic envelopes as placeholders for the idea of a $100 invitation. I think that’s something we can all agree will happen never. I’ve never had a soiree worthy of $100 invites. Maybe I’m missing out. Maybe I’m not important enough. Maybe I’m just a reasonable person. I’m going with the latter. I did have this wedding one time. It was awesome. And we had great invitations. But let me tell you something: if we had opted for $100 invitations, I would have walked down the aisle in a bath towel and the guests would have dined on Beanie Weenies and Ho hos. And then they would have talked about me behind my back and unfriended me on Facebook. (BTW: when did “unfriend” become a verb? We’ll save that for another day, I guess).

Now getting back to the Oscar envelope. I have half a mind to shoot an email to those people and let them know that I am more than capable of sourcing the finest papers to create that gold envelope, and I’d be happy to give them a much better deal. Say…$99 bucks a pop? Ok, maybe that’s too much. $98.

It’s painfully clear to me that these folks don’t know just how easy it can be to create a gold envelope of your own. Enter: We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board! I’ve been waiting for the right time to share this awesome product on the blog and with today’s Oscar envie discussion, I’m thinking it’s the perfect opportunity.

For those who are unfamiliar with this product, here’s a video sharing a few tips & tricks to getting the most out of it.

**If you have incorrect measurements on your We R Memory Keepers Punch Board, you may contact customer service here: [email protected]com**

So with my Envelope Punch Board in hand, I went ahead and made some gilded stationery of my own! It may not be Oscar -worthy but it sure is purdy and after making it, I can put that $100 away for a rainy day…or some shoes. Which ever comes first. Shoes.

DIY Gold Metallic Envelopes | Damask Love Blog

 

High Society Stationery: Gold Envelopes | Damask Love Blog

High Society Stationery: Gold Envelopes | Damask Love Blog

High Society Stationery: Gold Envelopes | Damask Love Blog

So, I’m thinking that the Academy should just invest in a few Envelope Punch Boards. They could save loads of money and send those savings to me as a thank you gift.

A girl can dream.

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22 thoughts on “High Society Stationery: DIY Solid Gold Envelopes”

  1. I have been coveting that envelope punch board ever since I saw the first video of it from CHA. Sadly, so has everyone else and I have yet to get my hands on one. On another note, are you going to share your wedding invites with us? I think we would all love to see them.

  2. omg, you are fabulous!! i recently bought that board and have been trying to find the best way to make liner for it. and the thicker envelope is brilliant. i’m a new follower and loving your blog.

  3. Good heavens, girl…you make me smile, each and every day! Thank you so much for the tongue-in-cheek overview of how much the Academy is spending on “paper” and for the great video 😉
    LOVE your beautiful cards and envies, too!

    1. Hi Jenny! I die cut the hello using dies from Papertrey Ink. I’ll probably have a tutorial coming up with a similar project! Thanks for your comment and question!

  4. Wait a minute, wait a minute…are these the envelopes that they have the winners in? The ones that I see actors and actresses ripping apart in order to pull out the folded paper and read it? Have you seen what they do to those envelopes? Not that I have watched the Oscars in a while, but I’m seriously not inclined to watch now…$100 an envelope to do THAT to them? Oh it hurts my heart….yours are really pretty though, and I’d make sure they weren’t torn apart!

    1. You can definitely make larger envelopes on this board! I am not 100% sure that it will go up to 8×8, but I did recently make an envelope that was 8×5. HTH!

  5. I recently received the Envelope Punch Board as a BD present. I discovered your website and watched your tutorial on this item. Great tutorial. It helped me understand how to use this tool. Thank you!

  6. i love the gold envelopes! I’m going to make these, but am also going to try 3-1/4 x 3-1/4″ for 3×3 cards also. Thank you for the inspiration!

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