Saturday, January 19, 2013

PTI's Make It Monday 100: Packaging

This week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink featured ways to package a card that may not fit in a standard envelope. Let's face it. Sometimes, as crafters, we need to break out of the confines of our A2 sized cards and try something a little creative.

I love to make tall cards that I can tuck a little gift inside. I make certain that the size of the card will fit a standard business envelope. You can find pretty business envelopes in the same section of any office or craft store. I picked up these kraft colored envelopes one day because I thought they'd be perfect for wrapping up a cute notepad.

I measured the card base to a 4 inch by 9 inch size, then had some fun finding the right stamps and layers to decorate this elongated style. I used stamps from the same stamp set to stamp the envelope as well.

Inside, I tucked a fun car air freshener to give as a gift to my neighbor. She drives a VW Beetle, just like me! At Christmas time, she made us the most amazing berry Bundt cake, presented on a lovely plate and packaged with cellophane and an ornament. It was so sweet!

{Today's Brew: card stock from Papertrey Ink, Stitches and Swirls stamp set (PTI), sentiment from Think Big Favorites (PTI), Label Basics stamp and die (PTI), versafine onyx ink, wild wasabi ink (SU), American Crafts lace, Distress Marker in Picket Fence, scallop edge punch (SU)}

Thanks for visiting the cafe today!


  1. Oh, I am in an A2 rut! Great idea to make it a business sized envie card.

    I love the colors and your little air freshener is a cute add on!

  2. Hmmmm, I need to make some of this size! I make A7 sized cards except for swaps or specific challenges. It gives me more room to play with a design. I need to branch out to those sized for #10 business envelopes, great idea, thanks!
    Your card and envie are whimsical and fresh, love the colors together! Tucking in a Beetle car freshener must have made her smile! Very cute and very thoughtful.

  3. I really like your creativity Mary Rose! The colors are so pretty together & I love how you stamped the envie....TFS!!!