Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Soccer Edwin and a DP Envelope Tutorial

Hello All! It is Tuesday again! We all know what that means...yup a new challenge up at
 Top Tip Tuesday! Might not be the first thought that come to your mind but it is for me:0) It is my turn to be host and we would like to Challenge you to: Dig out the Old - Use something older than 6 months and name it.
 I will also be sharing a quick and easy way to create an envelope without using any special tools or supplies!
The best thing is that it ties right into our current challenge. Now I know that we all have that stack of OLD designer paper; I am talking about the thin older paper that we don't really want to use for our cards anymore but cannot throw away!

I have used a 12x12 DP and some glue and tape.
 First you will want to protect your card either with tissue paper, or bubble wrap. Next place your card in the center of your DP in a slant. You want to have triangles on all sides of your card. the size doesn't need to be perfect as long as your paper overlaps. I am using a 12x12 paper for my 6x5.5 card.

Fold the bottom tip of the paper trying to hit the center of the card. You may want to use a bone folder to make a crisper fold.
 Next fold in the two sides. again just eyeballing it. I like to add adhesive to to the flaps and securing it down.
 Last fold the top flap and secure it with adhesive or tape.
TIP: If your paper is thick you can  cut out the parts were the paper is overlapping like the corners. If you open up your folded paper it is clear where you can cut away. 

Note: This envelope is not perfect but it works great and I love using up my old DP! This is def not for a perfectionist:O)

Hope it is helpful to you!

Now I will show you a bit more of my card:
I will say that everything in this card is more than 6 months old! Wow time does fly! The oldest supply is the paper.
 Closer look at Edwin; I have colored him with a combination of Copics and PrismaColor Pencils.
 Here is the inside:
  Now last but def not least; our sponsors for this callenge are:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
  Magnolia-licious -all about sports
Made Especially For You - Use 3 brads
Ooh La La Creations - Ribbon or Twine
Great Impressions - (May) Anything goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Anything Goes  
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Happy birthday  
Let`s Ink It Up - (May) Bling
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - #C4C137 A Birthday Card
Little Claire's - #21 Male theme
S J Papercrafts - All about the boy plus use something old from your stash

Thanks for stopping by! HUGS!


  1. Thanks for the envelope tip! Edwin looks great and I like the grungy feel of this card very much - so boy! Thanks for joining in the fun at Lets Stamp It Up!

  2. wow this card is just darling, love all your elements and your coloring is fab! thanks for joining us at MEFY!

  3. Lovely card, super cute image and dp, thanks for sharing at OLLCB this week.

    Pat xx

  4. Fantastic Birthday card creation, love the image and the design. Thank you for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge this time.
    Suzi x

  5. Hola! Me encanta ese papel!!!! Yo lo tengo!!!! (y bien guardado porque mi hijo siempre lo quiere usar!)
    Muy bonita la tarjeta y excelente idea la del sobre.
    Te mando un gran cariño,

    Maria B.

  6. Fab card, great attention to detail, with all the layers and texture, wow. Thanks for taking part in our challenge this month at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

  7. So cute ... I love all of the textures ... and that cute digi really pops! Lovely work ... I'll have to try the envelope myself! Thanks for sharing with us at Made Especially For You!

  8. Your card ia just too stinkin cute! Thanks for joining us at MEFY.

  9. Fab way to show us your bling. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck. Hugs, Marion

  10. Great card! Love all the different elements. Thanks for joining in the ME4Y challenge this week! : )


  11. Gorgeous card and your image is fabulous with great colouring :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  12. Wonderful soccer card. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs Nadell

  13. Such a great card for a youngster! You've coloured the little boy perfectly, and I love your touch of sparkle. Thanks for sharing this with us at LIIU.

    Maria x

  14. very cute!!
    Thank you for joining us this month at Magnolia-licious High Lites blog hop.

  15. Great card, I love the gems. And great envelope tip - I do have lots of old patterned paper left! Thanks for joining in at SJ Crafts! x

  16. I like the tips about Gift Card envelopes and appreciate you share it.


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