Loaded Sweetheart Envelope Tea Party in a Box Folio
Hello, Friends! Today I have a Loaded Sweetheart Envelope Tea Party in a Box to share with you. This is yet another way to use the Amazing Paper Grace Sweetheart Envelope and Notecard dies. (You can find my previous projects HERE.)I’m having so much fun with this beautiful and versatile die that I can’t seem to stop playing with it! It keeps calling my name, and I keep answering! I hope y’all are not tired of seeing it yet, because I am definitely not tired of playing with it!
Loaded Sweetheart Envelope
How fun is this loaded envelope? It is such a quick and easy way to add a surprise focal image to a card! If you look closely, you’ll see that this loaded envelope has 2 compartments. How did I do this? It’s actually quite simple:
- First, die cut the basic envelope from grey cardstock using the largest die in the set.
- Next, die cut the filigree liner from the same grey cardstock.
- Then die cut contrasting patterned paper using just the liner die without the filigree insert. Adhere this to the “peak” of the envelope as seen in the photo.
- Now, fold the envelope on the scored lines and secure the tabs inside the pocket.
- Next, die cut just the curved front of the envelope from complementary patterned paper. I just cut a small square of patterned paper, lined the die up and secured it with Post-It tape, and then ran it through the machine. Adhere gussets to the sides and bottom of this piece and glue it down as a pocket on top of a pocket.
- Now die cut the heart base from contrasting cardstock and mat the grey filigree heart on top as the decoration on your envelope.
Mat designer paper from Echo Park Winter Mega Pad on soft blue cardstock, then machine stitch around the edges. Adhere this over a 5 3/4″ square of the plaid pattern that has been stitched to another panel of the same cardstock. Now add a sparkly snowflake and a handmade flower and layer this whole mess of goodness up on your card front.
What’s in the Loaded Pocket?
I was hoping you would ask that! Create a little notecard with one of the 3×3 images from the paper collection and tuck that inside the front pocket. Then make a little mini folio with the 3×3 images and tuck that in the larger pocket.
Good things really do come in small packages! This little book has 4 pages and a center side pocket. How fun would it be to add small photos of the kids or the pets playing in the snow here?
Create a cute tag with another image and scraps of cardstock, and add this to the larger pocket along with the mini book. Score a row of the small images, accordion fold, insert in a memo pin and then stick that in the corner of the envelope. Isn’t this fun?
A Peek Inside
The inside of this Tea Party in a Box folio is as fun as the outside. In addition to the tea party, I created a little photo album on the top of the card. This has a magnetic closure to keep everything neat and tidy.
The accordion pull-out has (5) 5 1/2″ square panels, so lots of room for great photos. Create the mechanism by joining (2) 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ panels of cardstock and scoring every 5 1/2″. Tuck the small flap behind the base page at the top of the card folio.
The magnetic closure tucks behind the base page on the opposite side of the card. Create even more space for photos by adding a flap page to one of the panels.
You can add little tip ins and even a side pocket for even more winter fun!
Tea Party in a Box
Winter is a tough time for a lot of folks, so it’s nice to create a cheery surprise gift like this one to brighten up the days. Do you spy the cute notecard made with the same Sweetheart die? I’m telling you friends, this is one dynamic die!
I wonder what I’ll make next with this sweet die? Whatever it is, I’ll be sure to share it with you!
Enjoy your weekend, make time to play with paper, and stay cozy!
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