I have had this idea swimming around in my head for a few weeks and when I received my NEW Bella Rose Designer Series Paper (available for you to purchase in August), I knew it would be perfect for this. I wanted to create some sort of pouch/holder for our 3 1/2 x 5 Note Cards and Envelopes shown on page 167. This is what I came up with!!
Start with a 6x12 piece of Bella Rose paper, score it at 1/4, 4 1/4, 4 1/2, 8 3/4, 9 and 11 1/2. Fold all score lines and crease with your Bone Folder.
Add Sticky Strip to the edges
Fold these over and adhere for stability on the edges
Take four of our Whisper White medium envelopes (4 1/2 x 5 3/4). Seal them shut and trim 1/4" off the opposite end. Add Sticky Strip to the open end of each of them (this is the edge that you just cut off). One envelope needs the Sticky Strip of both sides of the open end however, you cannot see both sides of the envelope in the picture. :-)
Remove the Sticky Strip from all four and glue them together. You can now see my fourth envelope has the Sticky Strip on the other side as well, don't remove this last strip just yet.
Lay the envelope group sticky adhesive side down on the 1/4" folded edge taking care to center it. Press to adhere. Remove the last protective layer from the Sticky Strip and fold this section over to meet the pouch where shown in the photo.
Here is a photo of the envelopes adhered inside the pouch.
Take a 10 1/2 x 2 strip of a coordinating pattern to make a belly band. Apply SNAIL to the spots shown in the photo and press to seal.
I created a scalloped edge by using the NEW Scallop edge punch by Stampin' Up!. It will be available for purchase in August. You can also do this by using your corner rounder, I have a brief tutorial on this HERE I added a strip of Riding Hood Red over my Kiwi Kiss scalloped edge. I used the set called Lovely Labels for the thank you circle and added a 1 3/8" circle in Kiwi Kiss and a Scallop punched in Riding Hood Red for my decorative element
Here is a group shot of the finished cards
I dyed my Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon by pressing it into my Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss ink pads using a sponge duaber.
To assemble the cards, gather these supplies:
4 - Note Cards with envelopes
2 - 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 pieces of Riding Hood Red card stock
2 - 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 pieces of Kiwi Kiss card stock
4 - 3 x 4 1/2 pieces of coordinating Bella Rose Designer Series Paper.
4 - 8" pieces of dyed Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon
Here are close ups of the four cards, this paper is just wonderful!!!!
and the finished pouch
Have fun making this, it is a wonderful gift!!! I will probably be holding a class on this sometime in September, stay tuned!!!