decorating envelopes

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy January Release Hop. Hop along with us as we share our projects with the fabulous January release! Don’t forget to leave a little comment love for the designers linked below for a chance to be entered into our giveaway drawing for a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, January 20.

For my projects today, I used several new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets and also a few older ones to decorate some envelopes! I love decorating envelopes to match my cards but don’t always take the time to do it. Maybe that should be one of my goals this year…at least to decorate them more often!

For the first envelope, I used Happy Mail, Going Postal, Make A Wish, and Love Ya Like A Sister Alpha. I like to try thinking of creative ways to write the mailing address and here I thought it would be fun to write it in the layers of the cake. The first name on the side is another fun way to use the many SNSS alphabets!

My second envelope was decorated with Going Postal, I Like Big Cups, and Texture Tiles 9. It will be fun writing the name and address inside the cup! Did you notice that I used part of the “cancellation” image to make the steam? The cup was lightly colored with Copics…just be sure to lay scrap paper inside while coloring so the ink won’t bleed through to the back.

My last one for today was stamped with Going Postal and Paw-some Pals. I used a grass stencil to sponge some green and then added texture with an image from the postal set. A few doggie images were stamped and I hand drew the circles. The special delivery words were placed in my MISTI on a curve.

I hope you are inspired to decorate some envelopes. They are fun to create and even more fun to receive. Have a great day and thanks for hopping!
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Julee Tilman
Ceal Pritchett
Diane Zechman
Esther Asbury
Jane Bosi
Karen Decknick
Korin Sutherland
Lee Ann Barrett
Lieschen Harshbarger
Lyn Tomlin
Michelle Hale
Sheri Gilson

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy I Like Big Cups, Happy Mail, Going Postal, Make A Wish, Texture Tiles 9, Paw-some Pals, and Love Ya Like A Sister Alpha; paper- envelopes; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Kraft, SU! Close to Cocoa, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Cucumber Crush; accessories- MISTI, Copics, Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside stencils.

21 responses to “decorating envelopes

  1. These envelopes would be day brighteners for the recipient!
    My favorite is the last one with the little dog. =)
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sharon L Gullikson

    Oh my gosh!!! What a cute idea. I always use boring envelopes, undecorated. WOW!!!!!!!!!

  3. Lovely ideas

  4. Oh, I love the envelope art!! These are so cute!

  5. CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE Envelopes! I would definitely save those in my received cards collection too!

  6. Awesome envelope ideas with these designs! I really love the designs you chose! Fun for the mail carriers too, to see some decorated envelopes!

  7. Oh my goodness, I have always decorated my envelopes with a hint of what the card looks like. This is fabulous! I must do this. Love love love this idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Marisela Delgado

    Beautiful envelopes!

  9. I love these envelopes! SO creative!

  10. These are absolutely fabulous! Takes paper crafting to another level. I do have one question, however: when using Copics to color the envelopes is there a problem with the inks bleeding through the paper? Thanks!

  11. Wow, wow, wow! Who doesn’t want to receive one (or all!) of these creative cuties in the mail?! LOVE!!!

  12. I am in awe of your creativity! Talk about taking happy mail up a notch–or two!!

  13. Meghan Kennihan

    These envelopes are adorable! I LOVE the puppy one!

  14. What an absolute super idea! I’ve occasionally put a small stamp on the back flap of the envelope, but never thought to stamp & decorate the front. The birthday cake works beautifully but my heart goes to the one with the pup. I am such a dog lover. We are picking up an 8 week golden retriever puppy on Monday. Can hardly wait!

  15. What a brilliant way to make the fun start as soon as the envelope arrives, Diane! So sweet and a great surprise! Very clever!! Thanks so much for sharing and the wonderful inspiration!! Take care! 🙂

  16. Margaret Marshall

    What a great and unique idea. I am gonna try it out on my next round of birthday cards

  17. What great ideas!! I love how you decorated these envelopes. I will never give plain envelopes again! Thank you for the inspiration.

  18. Very clever envelopes.

  19. I really like the idea to decorate the envelopes. Need to try to coordinate my mailings more.

  20. Oh my goodness! How cute are these envelopes!! Love the big cup and steam! I need to try to make some cute envelopes too!

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