So i wanted the most possible blinged out card box without spending a fortune. I finally finished...
So I saw this idea sometime last year and knew I wanted to do it.. but was worried it would be pricey.
Lining your plain envelopes with pretty patterned paper.
Well last week, Casie, furturemrswilson.. posted hers and she used wrapping paper! I was like, omg brilliant! So I went searching..and searching..and more searching.. nothing I liked :(
So it made me think outside of the box! I googled for digital patterns, and found a seller on etsy that sells 12 patterns on a sheet of paper digitally. I bought them for 3.50 total, and then played with it on my computer to make a full background of the patterns I wanted to use... OH AND THE PATTERN I LIKED, HAPPENED TO HAVE BIRDS IN IT!!!!!!! ahhhhhhhhh!!! so it fits my theme even more and I didn't even know it prior to purchasing!!! woohoo
Making the background was a little time consuming.. the patterns I bought aren't perfectly symetrical.. I'm guessing they were hand made.. which is just fine.. but it just made it a little hard to copy and paste..even if I overlapped... so it took a good hour or two per background template I made... Then I printed them at work.. that's a money saver :) and then cut them out to fit my envelopes! I'm in love with them.. Now i'm thinking about possibly using this pattern on my invites instead of what I already have.. hmmmm Not sure yet! But super excited.. I got about 1/4 done yesterday and I'll finish the rest today! I also did the template on my cutter with blue tape.. just like I did for my pocket folds.. worked wonders :)
The white envelopes are my outer mailing envelopes.. so they're A8's with a square flap so the insert was just square. I'm using the white on black for the white envelope. My inner envelopes are A7's in black with a triangle, euro, flap.. so those are a house shape.. and I used a round corner punch to make the perfect rounded top... Those I'm using the black on white.. eeee so excited for these!!! A little time consuming but not hard at all!!!