Thursday, September 3, 2015

Oversized Vellum Sleeve for Cards & More

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I recently found myself in somewhat of a dilemma.  I made a really cute, really LARGE card.  The envelope that I thought it would fit in, didn't.  What to do?

Make an oversized sleeve!  Ding, ding, ding!  I decided to wing it (like I always do) and see what I could come up with.  It was a lot easier than I thought, so I thought I'd share this technique with you.  You can make this plain if you like, although, I chose to emboss it using my Cuttlebug.



You can really make this as large or as small as you'd like.  I'll give you my dimensions for making a sleeve to fit a card that was just over 6"x6".  My sleeve was approximately 7"x7".

You need:

- A trimmer/scorer such as the We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board 71337-1  
*embellishing tools, optional





First, trim your vellum sheets down to 8.5"x8.5".  I didn't go quite this large but I wish I had as it was a tight fit for my card.  Next time, I'll know better.

I used a 5"x7" embossing folder and scored both sides of my vellum to be able to fold the edges over the top of the embossing plates.  To fully emboss the vellum, I chose a design that could easily be turned upside down to finish embossing the bottom section, as my vellum was longer than the 7" folder.

 

Now, you're going to want to flip both sections of vellum over so the scored edges are facing down.  Add your Scor-tape to the outer side edges and bottom of one sheet of vellum. 



Now, add the second sheet of vellum by adhering to your taped sheet, to form this pouch or sleeve.


If your edges are uneven, simply trim with scissors.
Isn't it beautiful?  It's just what I need for this large card, plus it makes a lovely decorative presentation for the card and can be upcyled and used again.

Make several to have on hand for future projects.  I trimmed and scored both pieces of vellum at once, to save on time.  I can think of so many ways to utilize this sleeve; a gift set of smaller cards, thematic items such as teacher supplies, or crafting supplies for your crafty friends.  So many options.


 If you'd like to give this technique a try, I've included some shopping links in my post so you can easily purchase some of the items needed.  I would love to see what you make!  Feel free to share them and tag me at facebook.com/wavingmywand , instagram.com/wavingmywand or twitter.com/wavingmywand

Additional supplies:
Couture Creations Hyper Magical embossing folder 5"x7"


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8 comments:

  1. Came out so pretty!
    I love to emboss
    velum, always looks
    great! Thanks for the
    instructions.
    Carla from Utah

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  2. This is really cool! Love how the embossing looks! Such a great idea to make your own envelope from vellum!

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  3. What a great idea Terri! It's just gorgeous!

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