Friday, August 12, 2011

Envelope, shmenvelope, Part II

I feel like I've been having an ongoing battle with envelopes. I haven't been making cards all that long and when I first started, I bought a couple of sets of envelopes, thinking that they were standardized and would fit my A2 cards. Boy, was I wrong. They are ALL about 1/4" too short on all sides and I never remember to trim the bases before stamping, so the cards NEVER fit.

So now I have a ton of envelopes just sitting in my closet and I can't find anywhere in town that sells the right size. Not even Wal-Mart, who sells everything. I'm too impatientt and forgetful to order any, plus the post office here has gotten really picky about lumpy envelopes anyway.

OK, rant finished. I threw this birthday card for my friend together in record time since it's getting late on Friday, the in-laws are a couple of hours away, and we have PTO stuff going crazy with school just around the corner...


I love the lanterns. Thank you, Unity, for them.

Unity stamps
Basic Grey paper
Paper Studio shiny things (what are they called anyway?) and ribbon

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

14 comments:

Anne Tussing said...

Super pretty lanterns! Love the bling. You can probably find the right sized envelopes at Office Max, Staples, etc:)

Marsha said...

Very cute. Love your GEMS.
When you buy envelopes, buy A-2 size or make your own. Very easy if you have a Scor-Pal. Love making mine for so much less than buying envelopes.

Linda said...

nice card my friend

Linda said...

nice card my friend

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous card and love all the details.

Roslyn said...

Those lanterns are awesome!

Ruby said...

Very nice card.

sharon g said...

Nice card. I haven't used my lantern stamp yet....

Kary said...

Very sweet card!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the stamps and the embossed background. I don't know what envelopes work, but I have the same problem with a lot of my A2 cards. Ugh! Have a great weekend!

jennifer mitten said...

Love this, those lanterns are fab!

Tenia Nelson said...

So cute!!!

Danie May said...

This is gorgeous, I love those lanterns and the colours you have used, and that Basic Grey Kioshi Paper is one of my favs.

Jen said...

GreAt card! Those lanterns rock.

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