Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mini Envelopes for Any Occasions!

I'm excited today to share how I created these mini envelopes using some Pretty Pink Posh dies, stamps, and sequins. It’s quite simple and easy to create these for a gift card, money, and or add a simple note inside for any occasion. 

Let's get started as there are several photos to help assist seeing how this came together. Grab some coffee or tea and enjoy!
With just a few steps, you can create several mini envelopes ahead of time to have ready for any occasion

First Step: Cut a piece of white card stock measuring 4" x 5 1/2"  

Step Two: Score the card stock at 3/8" and 3" mark

Step Three: Turn the cardstock piece and place the border die on top to run through the die cut machine. Here, I used the Stitched Borders 2 and for the second card I used the new Scallops Borders die.

After die cutting the borders, I used a bone folder to ensure the score lines were pressed down firmly.

Step Four: Here, I used the Stitched Duo 2  to die cut a stitched rectangle using white card stock. Next, I took the Pocket Border die and placed on top of the rectangle to create the inside of the mini envelope. 

Step Five: When creating projects, I prefer to use a stronger adhesive, here I used 1/4" Scor Tape and added to the bottom of the 3/8” score line and on the sides of the second piece which goes on the inside.  

Here you can see a mini envelope was created with just a few steps. At this point, you can leave as is, but I decided to decorate it. 

To decorate: I took some designer paper measuring 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"  and used the same scallop borders as the mini envelope. As I wanted some wiggle room to match up the scallops, I cut the designer paper a little wider than the envelope itself.  

After die cutting the borders from the designer paper, I lined up the paper to the front flap of the card and than turned the mini envelope over to draw a line where I needed to trim the paper.

For this one, I used the Blissful Butterflies stamp set along with the Blissful Butterflies Coordinating die to help me cut one (1) of the butterflies for the center. Next, I took these adorable flower sequins from the new Tropical Flower Sequins Mix to add on top. 

For this card, I used the new Fox Friends set along with the Fox Friends Coordinating dies to once again assist me in cutting. Also, since I wanted a border behind the fox, I cut a strip of Kraft card stock and used the Stitched Borders 2  (straight border) to create the stitches. 

Final touch was to add these adorable flowers from the new Tropical Flower Sequins Mix    

Here are some ideas of what you could put inside - A gift card or money  

Another idea would be to create a simple note card to add inside as a thank-you, just because, and/or to cheer someone up.  

Since I wanted the note card to match the envelope, I took an image from each set and stamped directly onto the card stock. Measurements for the note cards: 3 3/8" x 2 1/2" and than used a corner punch to round them.

To close these mini envelopes, I used a small glue dot and placed on the inside of the flap. This way, the envelope remains sealed until opened for a surprise.

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for hanging in with me today!  Also, I'm entering these mini envelopes for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge of "Anything Goes"



  1. FABULOUS tutorial!! Love the clean and crisp design! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  2. Liz, Your cards are soo cute ! Thank you for sharing with us.

  3. Liz, Your cards are soo cute ! Thank you for sharing with us.