Graphic 45: Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Wallet Tutorial with Nature Sketchbook
Hello, Friends! I’m up on the Graphic 45 blog today where I’m sharing this Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Wallet Tutorial. It’s just the perfect little gift for Valentine’s Day.
Look at alll the darling little bee images in Nature Sketchbook. I decided to riff off that idea and turn it into a Love Sweet Love theme…complete with a honey spoon! Tea with honey is one of my favorite things!
These metal pieces are painted with Black Soot Distress Paint to match my yellow, black and red color palette. For the keyhole, I let the paint set for about 1 minute, then I wiped off with a barely damp paper towel.
Just as bees love to cluster around the hive, cluster your embellishments around a focal image to create a real visual impact.
Sweet Surprises on the inside
Join two policy envelopes together and what do you get? A really fun wallet/pocket combo. I altered the red policy envelope to create the pocket, and I’ll show you how in the Snapguide tutorial at the end of this post.
The pocket is filled with pretty ephemera cards, a post card and a delicious herbal tea bag to go along with the honey spoon on the front of the wallet.
Don’t you just love these gorgeous images? To create a custom string tie opening, simply glue chipboard buttons on top of the black discs . It adds a great pop of color!
Wanna see what’s in the pocket?
Happy to oblige!
Would you like to know how to make your own Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Wallet? Then please enjoy this Snapguide Tutorial.
Snapguide: Love Sweet Love Policy Envelope Wallet Tutorial
World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial with Graphic 45 Policy Envelopes
Hello, G45’ers! Happy Monday! Summer is finally winding down. Are you ready for fall? I sure am! It has been a long, hot summer here in North Carolina! I’m yearning for crisp, cool mornings and vibrant fall colors. Since fall is not quite here yet, I created my own taste of autumn in the studio by putting together this World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial. Let’s dig in!
Oh, how I love this collection! It’s like a paper dose of happy, You will be glad to know that these sweet treat bags come together in a snap, thanks to the G45 Policy Envelope bases. Add a little fussy cutting and you’ve got a beautiful little gift ready for the giving. These are great for teacher appreciation. And can you imagine how happy you’d be to find this pretty package tucked into your lunch box? With kids heading back to college, these would also be great to sneak into a suitcase with a loving note of encouragement. I think you’ll find LOTS of ways to use this clever design!
World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial for the Gents
I love the way the World’s Fair color palette POPS against the black background of the policy envelope! Use a 12mm ball stylus and foam pad to round out the centers of the balloons. Add a double layer of foam dimensionals (or waste chipboard) to the balloon centers. Then, run a fine bead of “dries clear” adhesive just around the edges of the rounded balloon shapes. Gently hold in place for a second or two, then glue the gondola in place.
The inspirational quotes found in the World’s Fair collection are perfect for a project like this. The border strips anchor and unify the design.Anchor and unify the design by adding border strips to the base of the envelopes. Fish tail banners can be made with paper scraps. Fold the strips in half lengthwise then cut the ends at a 45 degree angle. Layer several of these together in a corner for a fun, easy embellishment.
Too hot, or no time to bake? A packaged treat from the health food section of my local Kroger was the solution to this dilemma. But a homemade cookie or brownie would work just as well and provide a welcome taste of home. Write some heartfelt words of encouragement on the back of the ferris wheel ephemera card and tuck inside with the treat. Nothing cheers the heart more than a handwritten note,
World’s Fair Sweet Treats Bag Tutorial for the Ladies
Fussy cut this floral spray from the 12×12 title page of the World’s Fair collection. I left the white highlight edge on because in this case, I felt it helped define the flowers. Add a ribbon tied with poppy red taffeta ribbon and a jet black Petaloo mixed textured blossom to pull all the elements together. Besides, what girl doesn’t like to get a ribbony flower on her treat bag?
This is simple, fun project that can be put together in an hour or less. Change the design a little, and you have a birthday treat bag, a Halloween treat bag, a get well treat bag, a wedding treat bag or a welcome baby treat bag. How great is that?
Snapguide Tutorial for World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bags
I hope you’ll give this World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial a try. I’ve already given one bag away, and it was received with great joy and gladness. (The word on the street is that the packaged brownie was yummy! Yay!)
Thanks for stopping by!
Supply List for World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial
Graphic 45 World’s Fair 12×12 papers
World’s Fair 8×8 papers
Scraps from 6×6 World’s Fair Prints and patterns
World’s Fair Ephemera Cards
World’s Fair Chipboard
G45 Staples Square Black Policy Envelopes
Red Taffeta Ribbon
Petaloo Black Textured Elements
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive with fine point tip