Saturday, March 23, 2013

Gift Certificate Envelope

I've got some birthday crafting to do this weekend!  My family is celebrating the February and March birthdays tomorrow, which means I have 3 projects to make!  This is the first one.  My brother is into iRacing, and I got him a gift certificate.  This is the little envelope I made to hold it.

I just received my Cricut Circle Animal Antics cartridge, and I just love this driving toucan!  I thought he would fit my theme perfectly.  He is cut at 2 1/2".  To make my "road" I cut a narrow strip of patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Away We Go 6x6 pack.

I found the racing flag in the Silhouette Online Store and cut it with my Cameo.

For my sentiment I took "Happy Birthday" from My Creative Time's More of My Favorite Sayings (I masked out the rest of that sentiment with scotch tape), and then I added "Enjoy the Ride" from MCT's Just Simply Live.

I used Lori Whitlock's #10 String Tie Envelope, adjusting the size so that the finished envelope is 6" x 3 1/2", just perfect for my gift certificate. I used the tutorial on the Silhouette blog that teaches how to size any envelope to match your card.  It's really easy and so useful!

Here's a look at the envelope all tied up.  I used a little bit of thin hemp from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique to tie it.  Okay, on to the next two projects!  I'll try to post them this week.

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  1. So adorable! It makes me smile! Love the toucan!

  2. Katie ~ SO I saw this on FB and thought how CUTE is this card! Ummm no card its on a envelope ~ Oh I LOVE this idea!!! How CLEVER! That little guy in his race card just makes me giggle! I bet your brother LOVED it too! Must add this to my list of files to buy!! Always so fun to see what you do with cartridges and the silhoutte!! Hope you had a wonderful day today celebrating ALL the birthdays!!


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