Monday, July 8, 2013

Envelopes Galore!

We R Memory Keepers - Envelope Punch Board
My newest tool purchase was this Envelope Punch
Board by We R Memory Keepers.  Ooooh, I love it!  I'm confessing that a problem I have is to just jump right in and try to use a tool before I've read the directions with understanding.  Well . . . it was only one line that I missed when skimming over the directions; however, it was an important one.  So I only messed up two times before my friend Sharon stepped in to see why I was having difficulty.  In the blink of an eye, she quickly spotted what I was doing wrong and set me on the road to successfully punching out envelopes.  It was so fun that I couldn't stop!  Really! 

To start with, I used some 12x12 scrapbook paper that I had purchased on sale for $.10 a sheet.  Next time I'll delve into some of my special papers.  I used the scraps from the 12x12 sheets to make the matching cards.  Here's a link to a video tutorial (that I found after the fact):  And for a bit of inspiration, here are a few sets that I've made:

  A variety set of 6 would make a great little gift and you could make and embellish a little box to hold them.  To make boxes I use Aleene's Box Maker, another great little tool.  Wishing you lots of fun with your paper arts and may God bless you,