Monday, May 6, 2013

Bird Cage and Butterfly Shape Cards with Matching Envelopes

Thought my birthday month would be the perfect time to come out of blog hibernation and share some shape cards with custom envelopes. The cards are super-sized, and to make the envelopes, I just placed the cards on the paper , folded the envelope paper over the card, with room to spare all around, and left a flap at the top.  ATG the sides, little drops of hot glue for added strength, and if the paper is flimsy, reinforce the sides with paper that matches the cards.

                                                       Bird Cage Card and Matching Envelope

Trimming the pieces after tracing flap, making strips to reinforce envelope sides .  The envelope is made from white butcher paper.

Some card details , along with pics of glued fold that attached shapes together.
The fold that attaches is not even visible, just hot glued together.
The bird cage is from Tim Holtz die, and the dragon fly was cuttlebugged from a soda can.
Butterfly Shape Card w/Matching Envelope

Shape cards are fun to make and you can attach 2 shapes together yourself by folding at the top and gluing (Bird Cage Card) or punching a hole and tying sides together (Butterfly Card).


  1. Sooooo LOVERLY !!! You are so talented and I love how you think outside the envelope ! :>)

  2. Absolutely beautiful!!! Love both of them. I'm your newest follower! :-)


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