Monday, May 11, 2015

Goodie Bag Gift Envelope

Hi, everybody! Suzanne from the Facebook Inspiration Team here today to share a project I made with Lawn Fawn's Goodie Bag Lawn Cuts die. 

I first made this in March for the monthly FIT blog hop. Today's version is graduation-themed, but you can use different stamps to adapt the project for a different occasion. 


To make this project, you'll need the Goodie Bag Lawn Cuts die, smooth card stock (or patterned paper), a paper trimmer or scissors, adhesive. If you're stamping a design on the outside of the pocket, you'll also need ink and whatever you'd use to color the images. I chose Hats Off To You and a sentiment from So Much To Say for this tutorial.


You'll cut two panels with the die, just like if you were making a goodie bag. The trick to make the envelope is how you cut and assemble the pieces.

I recommend that you stamp and color the front and back panels after you trim your pieces, because you'll have a better surface to stamp and color.


As you can see in the picture above, you'll use the two bigger pieces for the front and back of the envelope. Instead of folding the smaller part for the sides and bottom, it's trimmed and re-attached to make enough space for a gift card. 

The black dotted lines mark where you cut the pieces, and the red lines show where you'll fold the smaller pieces before putting the envelope together. 

Here's what the pieces look like after they've been cut and before they're assembled. Even though it's hard to see on white card stock, you're folding along the score lines that are already there. I added red lines on the photo below so you have a better idea of where to fold each piece.


When I stuck the tabs on the panel, I lined up the edges of each folded tab with the panel so everything lined up easily. It's easier to attach the smaller bottom tab before attaching the side tabs. 

Here's what the inside looks like after the folded tabs are attached. The last step is lining up the top panel and attaching it to the bottom.


Here's another view of the finished envelope! It's small and thin enough to fit inside of a larger card, to give on its own, or it can be used as a tag to enclose a note with a larger gift. 


Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope I've inspired you to make your own gift envelopes and to think of new ways to use your supplies!

Don't forget, there's still time to enter the current watercolor-themed Lawnscaping challenge! Check out the challenge post for all the details!

7 comments:

  1. Brilliant! :) Thanks for the idea!

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  2. This is awesome!! What a fun way to give a gift card!:)

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  3. Such a fantastic idea ! Can't wait to try ! Thanks a lot ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  4. Looks like maybe even I can make one!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  5. I cannot wait to get this die and this project just made me realize how awesome it can be. This is brilliant!!!

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