Envelopes. They get no love. They get no respect. Manhandled by the postal service and expected to protect our precious handmade cards. If I was an envelope, I’d be ticked.
Today, I’m closing out our month-long Clear & Simple Stamps: Simply Crafty series with some envie love. Truth is, I love envelopes. Nothing better than getting a piece of mail that is clearly NOT a bill…unless American Express has started doing their mailings in hot pink A2 envies. That would be sort of awesome.
Thanks to Clear & Simple Stamps, you have your choice of every envelope color under the sun, so there’s no excuse for envelope neglect.
To rev your envie mojo, I have a few ideas for how you can make your envelopes the star of the show.
The easiest way to add sass to your envelopes is to throw a liner into the mix. I was uber-duber excited when CSS released their A2 and 4bar envelope liner dies…makes it so easy. No excuses for plain jane envelopes! You can die cut a piece of patterned paper or stamp your own pattern like I did for a few of these pretties.
Forgo the treat bags and transform your envelope into the perfect favor. I just added a doily die accent and a little note. Super easy and very cute.
By combining the doily and envelope liner dies, I created another easy way to create pretty envies. I paired the envelope with a simple, embossed card that would make for a perfect set of stationery.
Are you an envie-lover like me? Hope this post has left you a little inspired to spice em up!