Thursday, February 9, 2017
Neat & Tangled February Release - Day 4 - Giveaways
Hey everyone! Welcome back for the last day of release week! The theme of this month (for me at least) is procrastination. Today we're revealing Doily Envelope which is something that I have been wanting to create for well over a year now, but it's another of those designs that I just kept putting off because it was going to be hard and take a long time. Thankfully, Danielle was fully on board with this and has been poking me to get it done, and it finally is!
Fair warning, this one is pretty pricey as it will create an A2 sized card envelope. As a result, we're not wholesaling it, so we can keep the price down for you all, so it's available exclusively through the N&T store.
The die comes in two pieces. The main piece cuts the body of the envelope with the upper and lower flap and will just fit the length of an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper. You could absolutely use this piece on it's own as a wrap for your card if you wanted. The second piece you cut it twice for the side flaps. The body of the envelope is solid in case you want to actually mail your card, you absolutely can, but I would probably not do that during the rainy or snowy season since obviously the rest of the envelope has perforations.
To attach the side flaps, I used Scor-Tape, and to adhere the side and bottom flaps I used some liquid Zig 2-way glue. I put a piece of waxed paper inside the envelope so there wouldn't be any stickage to the inside of the envelope, and then put a book on it to hold it down during the drying process it.
I just love how delicate this envelope is, you get such a pretty look.
The envelope can handle some dimension, as you can see from the card I created using the Wholehearted Cover Plate. There are a couple layers of patterned paper, as well as the hearts that open up and are held back with mini glue dots. In addition, the sentiment banner is popped up with foam tape.
Here's a quick look at the card itself for those who want to see the full-up version:
So how do you close this envelope? Well if you're mailing it, you might want to use mini glue dots or something like that. You could also use some pretty twine or seam binding if it's going into say a wedding gift bag or card basket. I chose to seal my envelope with a die cut banner (from the Scalloped Die Set) that was adhered on either side with foam tape. This allows you to slip the flap in and out to open and close it.
This is probably not an envelope you'll use everyday, but for those very special occasions when you want to elicit a wow, this is perfect. I love the surprise of it too when you hand someone an envelope and they turn it over and see all the die cutting, it's a great reveal type moment.
Leave a comment here as I'll be choosing a couple random commenters to win some of my new products. For an extra entry, please share this post or one of my social media postings from today on Facebook or Instagram and leave a link to your share. Now head over to the Neat & Tanged blog to see what the rest of the girls created and enter Danielle's giveaway there!
Release goes live tomorrow at 8 AM EST!