Decorating Envelopes

Hi, it's Kelly here and today I'm sharing some fun ways that you can decorate those holiday envelopes. Whether you are sending cards through the mail or attaching them to a gift, a decorated envelope will be sure to get someone to smile before they even see the card.

First, some simple stamping can have a big impact. This design uses the cute ornament image from the Fancy Cuts Christmas set. If you get all your envelopes lined up, you can do each color of ink all at once and save some time! And the frame from the Season's Sweetings clear stamp set is a great image for creating a block for the address.

Hero Arts Ornament Envelope by Kelly Rasmussen

Another type of stamping that is great for envelopes is tone-on-tone stamping. It give a subtle and elegant look and is great to use on colored envelopes. And a white gel pen is a simple and inexpensive way to add some detailing to your design.

Hero Arts Christmas Tree Envelope by Kelly Rasmussen

Lining your envelope with patterned paper is another great option. I used the Envelope Liner Template along with some BasicGrey Evergreen 6x6 papers to create these liners. The liner makes the envelope a bit more sturdy, which is great if your card happens to be a little bulky.

Hero  Arts Envelope Liners by Kelly Rasmussen

Find out how to make this project -- click here for complete supplies and instructions.

I've shared this envelope previously on the blog, but it fits in perfectly with my topic today, so I thought it was worth showing again.

Handwritten Stamped Christmas Envelope by Kelly Rasmussen

Some unique handwriting is another fun way to spruce up an envelope!

Thanks for joining me today!

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Ruby Ink Pad (AF150) Green Hills Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF209) Tide Pool (AF223) Season's Sweetings (CL804) Stamp & Cuts® Fancy Cuts Holidays (DC117) Tree Landscape (H5952)
Snow Envelopes (PS591) Envelope Liner Template (PS611) Blush Mixed Envelopes (PS614) Foliage Mixexd Envelopes (PS616) Pool Mixed Envelopes (PS638)

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14 comments

Linda W.

September 25, 2016

Just love your special envelopes, Kelly! I have such a hard time getting my cards done, I don’t know how I’d do envelopes too, but I’m inspired to do a few!

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

September 25, 2016

Like the envelope stamping idea. I just finished calligraphy of addressing my Christmas envelopes.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Barb

September 25, 2016

Prettiest envelopes ever, Kelly! I love this idea – we seem to forget we can make the envelopes beautiful too! :)

donna mikasa

September 25, 2016

Love your decorated envelopes, Kelly! And your calligraphy is just gorgeous!

Renee VanEpps

September 25, 2016

Beautiful work on these envelopes Kelly! I am planning to decorate my envelopes for this years Christmas cards, so this really helps :)

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