Sunday, May 19, 2013

Potpourri envelope

I made this years ago at an open house as happened to run across it while cleaning out that mess of a craft room ( which is progressing lol ) , I thought this was a great idea and a simple "sweet smell" of a gift . I had made two and stuck one in the kitchen and our bedroom. Here's how to make one of your own.

Supplies: Standard Size Envelope (sealed), Paper Crimper (stampin up used to carry this, but you can use any embossing folder of your liking),Stamp Set of your choice (I used Printed Petals item # 120444, which you can purchase from me here , Ink Pads - Wisteria Wonder,Orchid Opulance (retired) and Lovely Lilac (retired).
Tag: Ovals Punch & Scallop Oval Punch

1. Take your envelope and seal the back of it, Measure about 3" down and cut straight across.
You'll then have two pieces. Top and Bottom.

2. Slide the Top part over the bottom part till it doesnt go any further.

3. Take your Slot Punch and punch a hole on both sides of the envelope.

Now you have two pieces with slots that will match up. Take them apart and lets move on to the next step.

4. Using your Stamp set of your choice, stamp the bottom part of your envelope.

5. Now take the top part of your envelope, using a Embossing folder (I used Stripes).
And your Desired Ink color, and wipe the ink pad on your embossing folder till its covered.
Like this below:

6. Carefully put the top of the envelope (sealed side down) and close the embossing folder.
Now run it through your Big shot.
You'll get something like this:

7. Now using your Paper Crimper run the bottom half through it. Or if you are using an embossing folder you can run that through your Big Shot.
It should look something like this depending on what you use.

8. Taking the bottom part, fill it with Potpourri. Once finished, slide the top part over the bottom. (It will be a little snug, but keep working at it, it will go in.
Once the two pieces are together, take a piece of ribbon and put it through the slots and tie it. This will hold both pieces together. Now add a Tag and sentiment of your liking and Joilaaa!..
You just made a Nice Smelling Potpourri Envelope you can place anywhere or give as a gift !


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