Birthday Envelope Book Sample

March 19, 2008 at 3:55 pm (Birthday Project)

In order to give you a better idea of what this project involves, here is a sample envelope and insert.

I have rather gone to town with decorating it – you don’t need to go quite so mad!

I started by taking my envelope and using distress inks and glimmer mists to take away the whiteness.

I then took a sheet of new Basic Grey Sultry 6×6 paper (which arrived this morning!) and used them to cover the front (in 2 in strips)

Envelope Front

New Front(this is the revised front  – I didn’t like the dragonfly and so I added an address plate, some flowers and a bow!)

The Envelope flap is covered in another piece of paper – just attached with DST.  I inserted a piece of card into the envelope (having first done a bit of inking and stamping) just to cover that gap.

 Envelope Back

The insert is just  a piece of card with inks and stamps – it could be further decorated or just left blank ready for a message.

Insert 1Insert 2

If you have any more questions, send me a message!


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Birthday Envelope Books

March 17, 2008 at 11:19 am (Birthday Project) (, , )

Following the huge success of the birthday circle books last year, I thought we should find another way of celebrating our birthday and raising money for our charity – the Lymphoma Association.

This year, we will be making our books from decorated envelopes

There will be three sizes:

* DL
* C5
* C6

The themes this year are:

* Messy and Grungey
* Going Postal
* Love Letters
* A Blast from the Past
* Floral Memories
* Nature’s Wonders
* Seaside Fun
* Childhood
* Bugs and Critters

Each theme can be made in each size of envelope – so we could get three books for each theme!

And as with last year there will be teams of 6-8 people (who will elect a leader who will also be responsible for making up the books )

Each team member will obtain an envelope of the right size and cut a piece of card that is 10mm smaller on each dimension than the envelope.

The team will decide whether the envelopes are to be bound together in a landscape or portrait fashion (so that they all work together in the book)

And then you just decorate away – both the card insert and the envelope

Everything is to be sent to your chosen team leader by the published date – ready for the auctions….

Launch Date:  Monday 17th March

Sign-Up by:  Sunday 30th March

Teams Allocated:  Tuesday 1st April

Team Leaders Selected:  Friday 4th April

Theme/Size Preferences submitted:  Monday 7th April

Theme/Size Preferences announced:  Tuesday 8th April

Envelopes sent to Team Leader by:  Tuesday 6th May

Auctions start:  Monday 19th May

To sign up, visit the forum and follow the instructions there.

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