With Father's Day just around the corner, I decided I better get some cards made. This one is for my husband - who, frankly, likes colors that don't particularly appeal to me. To accommodate his tastes, I made this card. (The light blue is just the photo background - not part of the card!)
It's a pretty simple card - made with stamps and some cutting dies (Ornate Squares and Resplendent Rectangles by Spellbinders) - with some of the elements popped up on foam tape for added dimension. The stamp of his name was made using my Teresa Collins Stampmaker, and certainly comes in handy when I want to personalize something for him. The central sentiment is a small stamp from Studio G. Though it's hard to see in the picture, the edges of the striped paper are bordered with a 1/8" black ribbon that looks really nice in person. Once again, I made the mats for my elements by tracing around the outside of the dies and hand cutting along these traced lines.
As you can see, this is a square card. I seldom make square cards since I like the envelopes to match the card pretty well and mailing square envelopes cost more. However, since this was to be hand delivered, this wasn't an issue.
But I still needed an envelope. I made one using my Enveloper (Ultimate Crafting Companion). The biggest challenge for it was deciding what paper to use for it. The paper had to be 9 3/4" square, which ruled out any 8 1/2" x 11" sheets, and I hated to use my 12 x 12 papers for an envelope. What I decided on was this wallpaper sample! It worked great!