Sunday, January 20, 2013

Paper Trey Ink's Make It Monday 100th Video!!

Have you ever checked out Paper Trey Ink's Make It Monday Videos? Every Monday they feature a new technique that you can use on cards or other types of paper crafts. This week, one my FAVORITE  card designers, Dawn McVey, created a video on how she packages cards that have embellishments that go off the card. (Video 100) It was really interesting. She often sends these type of cards out in larger envelopes, just like I have always done!! With the video, there is also a weekly challenge. I decided to play and here is my card and the envelope I came up with:

Supplies: Everything is Paper Trey Ink with the exception of the black cardstock (Bazzill), the alphabet Stickers (Doodlebug Design Candy Shoppe) and the patterned paper (Crate Paper "Cupid"), Copic Markers

Here is the just the card:

This is the front and the back of the envelope. I like the back better then the front. I am always afraid to embellish the front too much if I am going to send the card through the mail.

I hand stamped paper strip with "Tag It's #11" from Paper Trey ink in black, Berry Sorbet and Kraft ink. I will be doing this technique more often! I will let you in on a little secret, though. The stamping isn't straight! Normally I would throw it away but because I wanted to get this done for tomorrow, I just went with it. SHHH SHHH!! Don't tell anyone!!

I used the Copic Markers below to color in the circle element on the tag. Cannot say these are my favorite colors but it came out OK.

I am posting the photo of the envelope box too so that you know what size envelopes to buy if you need them. I only had white on hand but usually have both white and cream. 

One suggestion that Dawn gave in the video is if you are sending a dimensional card like mine, if you place a piece cardstock over the front, it will protect the embellishment. I usually put the front of my cards facing toward the back and tape the back with packing tape so the card back will go through the machine. However, I am going to use the cardstock trick next time.