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!

53 comments:

  1. Miriam! That envelope die is WOW.

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  2. Ooh, I love that doily envelope die!

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  3. Wow wow wow. This is downright gorgeous!

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  4. I think this envelope die is absolutely gorgeous! A perfect enclosure to be treasured by the recipient. I am so glad that you persued your dream to create something like this-it is definitely an extra special die!

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  5. Seriously Miriam - this die is AMAZING!!! Can't believe the detail on it! Well done!!!

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  6. I agree! This die deserves more than one WOW! Gorgeous.

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous! Such pretty detail! Congrats on these lovely dies, Miriam! The envelope makes for an extra special presentation of your pretty card!

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  8. Beautiful card and awesome envelope die!

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  9. Procrastination? Not at all; you were just dedicating time to deciding how best to create your fabulous products for this release and talk about time well invested! The Topography is fantastic; your Doily Envelope, a stunning, elegant piece of construction! Your attention to intricate details is so impressive! I can envision the looks of awe and wonder when people receive a beautiful card nestled in this classy, sophisticated fashion. If I were on the receiving end, it would be a long time of gazing and admiring before I'd even open it! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!
    ~carol

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  10. Miriam, this is sooo STUNNING!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this! Certainly, a 'must have'!

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  11. Your envelope is gorgeous!! I can see these being wrapped around wedding invitations. I love your cute card too :)

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  12. 1. Oh my goodness!!! Miriam, the envelope die is absolutely breathless!!! A must have!!! Love so much your stunning creation!!! <3

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  13. 2. I've just shared this post on my FB page (Arianna Barbara): https://www.facebook.com/arianna.barbara.1/posts/1282525215161758?pnref=story

    and on my Instagram account (raggiodiluc3): https://www.instagram.com/p/BQS_RBWgDod/

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  14. Wow, what a beautiful die! Love all the details Miriam, you did an amazing job!

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  15. OH MY GOODNESS Miriam, I have NEVER seen anything more beautiful in a die cut! No wonder it took so long in the designing/making....BUT so worth your time! A stunner of a die! Cudos to you!!!!

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  16. I have totally shared this on my facebook wall for all of my card peeps to see! I am certain THEY have never seen anything so beautiful either! I have GOT to have this!

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  17. Wow this die just blew me away. I shouldn't be surprised since you do that a lot with your various dies and stamps! I ABSOLUTELY love this die!

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  18. Gorgeous! Can I say anniversary card!

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  19. This is simply gorgeous!!!! Great job creating this die!

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  20. Ok you have outdone yourself! This die is so stunning and unique!

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  21. Gorgeous die and i love your stunning work!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  22. Oh Miriam! This die is just beautiful!! I LOVE the intricate lace pattern on this and the card you created is just perfect!!

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  23. I like how you made it a "reusable" envelope.

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  24. I posted about this die on FB https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn

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  25. This die is amazing! Great job, worth the wait it's perfect! It is so intricate and elegant! Just can't say enough about the beauty of this die. Thank you!

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  26. You have designed such a beautiful die, thank you so much for sharing this with us!! I love the way your envelope coordinates to beautifully with your card so its beautiful at every stage of open, partially opened and revealed card. This is simple gorgeous!

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  27. That die is amazing! Great job! Your card and envelope are beautiful!

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  28. This die is so beautiful. The envelope it cuts is very delicate.

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  29. I shared N&T's photo of your card with this die on my Facebook timeline (Andrea Shell) and Instagram (@westie1702).

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  30. Miriam your new envelope die is just absolutely stunning!! It's so elegant. I can't wait to get one for myself!! ❤️

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  31. Wow--beautiful envelope and I like all the hearts on the card.

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  32. This one is a real showstopper! I love it!

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  33. This beauty definitely elicits a WOW. It. Is. Stunning! Congrats on a job well done creating it.

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  34. The envelope is so delicate and beautiful. I love the card with all the dimensional hearts.

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  35. Gorgeous envelope and card!!! LOVE!

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  36. This is a beautiful envelope! Congratulations on designing something so gorgeous!

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  37. Incredible, beautiful, spectacular. All your hard work is rewarded by your terrific creation.

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  38. Wow, this is so unique and delicate. What a fabulous idea!!!

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  39. So beautiful...love your lacy envelope, just stunning.

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  40. This is an absolutely beautiful die! Awesome job on the new release!

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  41. This die makes such a beautiful envelope. Can't wait to see more ways others think to use them!

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  42. I am totally smitten by this site and your sweet project!

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  43. I am totally smitten by this site and your sweet project!

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  44. Wowzers Miriam! The doily envelope is a gorgeous design- love it!

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  45. This is such a intrictate pretty die!

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  46. I've shared this post on FB - https://www.facebook.com/not.amanda/posts/1233849053317356

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  47. Beautiful envelope die. Can't wait to see the other beautiful creations that are made with that.

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  48. Wow, Miriam! You designed a winner of a die! I've never seen anything like it and it is so worth the price!

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  49. Wow Exquisite! <3 Beautifully done!

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  50. This is WOW!!!!!! So delicate! So much detail! Bravo on getting it done! Sooo very cool Miriam! I'm glad you discussed the closure, in case it ever find me, I'll know how to use it :) Love that card you made too--that is another awesome die I'd love to use. I love the simple dimension it gives

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  51. Such a gorgeous envelope die! Incredible design! And definitely a WOW!!!

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