Friday, October 25, 2013

New toy!

Hi everyone!
I'm back after another long break. I'm happy to start getting back in the swing of things; slowly but surely. We still haven't moved to our new house yet but are working hard on renovations. In the meantime, I found some spare time to squeeze in some work on my cards.  Also, there is nothing like the great inspiration that you get from playing with a new toy!  In this case, I mean the new envelope punch board. This device is a small table top tool that lets you create your own envelopes to match 61 different sizes of cards. It is a great way to use up all those scraps of designer series paper that you might be hanging onto - especially if you're like me: a paper hoarder!

Here you can see one of the envelopes that I made using our double sided  Designer Series paper. This envelope is geared to fit a standard card which is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. My favorite part about making my own envelopes is that they can be coordinated with the card that I want to match.

I love using double sided paper for the envelope as you see both sides of the paper after you're done.  A quick envelope such as this one comes together in mere seconds using the quick scoring and punching guides on the envelope punch board.  I can tell that this tool will quickly become one of my favorites and most well used in my Stampin' Up! repetoire. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself an envelope punch board today!