Christmas Cards and Envelopes

We’re off to the weekend, crafters! I have been working on this matching set as a thank you gift for a friend. I posted the card previously under Beautiful Branch. I made matching envelopes and tags for this card. My thought was to use the tags as a way to seal the back of the envelopes. I found these cute otters at USPS. The card and envelope do take double postage as the size is irregular. I used Cricut foil and Cricut access dsigns for the envelope and the tag. You are seeing correctly. The white gel pen was used on the envelopes. Here is the trick for the white over the gold in Cricut. Cricut defalts to writing before foiling. I DO NOT load the pen in for the first writing, therefore nothing happens and the machine moves on to the foil. Once foiling, cutting and embossing is complete, you will have to unload the mat. Do not finish the cut. Reload the mat and choose the same layer. This time load the white gel pen (yes, the Jelly Roll pens fit the Cricut pen holder.) and let the machine write your message. Once it asks for you to insert the foil, cancel your cut and you are done. It sounds like it won’t work, but I promise it does.

The box I made is faux wood (in black) contact paper and brown velvet jewelry paper. I cut chip board from my stash to make the box and glued the pieces together. I thought it made a nice gift box.

“Weekend forcast: Crafting with a chance of Chocolate.”

Challenges entered: Crafty Happiness Challenge, A Perfect Time to Craft, The Dream Factory, Wednesday’s Creative Inspiration,

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