Audrey Pettit has a great little gift idea to share with us today using the Carte Postale line. I see this working well with RSVP for a birthday gift also.
Audrey: This fall, my son went off to college, and it’s been my goal to put together little care packages periodically to send him in the mail. This fun envelope packet is a great way to package up some smaller goodies like cash, gift cards, and notes from home. I know he’s going to love it, and I love that I can easily mail his treat in just a small padded envelope.
The base of this cute packaging is made from a scrap piece of chipboard to give it a bit of strength, and then covered with patterned paper and a cascading waterfall of small envelopes. It looks fancy, but really is quite simple to put together, and the project can be easily adapted to fit more, or fewer, envelopes as needed.
Here are a few steps for putting this together:
Begin by die cutting three seed package envelopes from a mixture of Carte Postale 12×12 patterned papers.
Fold the envelopes closed and secure the side flaps with strong adhesive, like red line tape.
Cut a 4 1/2″ x 7″ piece of chipboard for the base. If you don’t have any chipboard, use an old cereal box or some kind of food packaging instead. Cover the chipboard with patterned paper and edge panel with brown ink.
Starting at the bottom of the chipboard panel, lay one die cut envelope onto the panel, and secure with vellum tape. Lay the second envelope in the center of the chipboard panel, and the third one at the top, securing each envelope with tape as you go.
Fill the envelopes with treats, photos, and notes, and then tie ribbon around the center of the package.
Cut a 3 1/2″ x 5″ panel of patterned paper for a tag. Layer the tag with your favorite Snippets and die cuts. I cut apart and pieced a couple of the 3″ x 4″ Snippets and the 4″ x 6″ Snippets for a fun look, and added machine stitching for an extra detail.
Die cuts from the Carte Postale Waterfall Theme Pack, brads, and an inked wood die cut finish things off, while small alpha stickers from the Waterfall pack create a quick and easy sentiment.
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