Monday, June 17, 2019

My Cards and Tags: Paper Scrap Cards and Envelopes

"Transport It" is this week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I decided to make some paper scrap cards and some envelopes to transport them in.

I started with the envelopes.  I used a Simon Says Stamp Gift Card Envelope die and cut the shapes out of Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  I spritzed them with Distress Ink spray and then added some white paint through a falling snow stencil.

Next I tore some scraps of Stamperia Wonderland paper and glued the scraps to the envelopes.  I added some dark shades of paint.

While those dried, I started working on the cards.  I started with random scraps of patterned paper.

I layered the scraps onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper and sewed them on with a sewing machine.  I did some freestyle sewing to form some wonky oval shapes.

I added acrylic paint to my cards and added some stamped-text paper to the center of the ovals.

To finish my envelopes, I sewed together some mini-piles of paper scraps and glued them to the front.

I flicked some Teakwood alcohol ink onto my envelopes, then typed some words on my We R Memory Keepers typewriter and added those to the front of the envelopes.  I folded and glued the envelopes shut and cut off the curved tabs at the top so they were rectangular in shape.

I put my cards and envelopes together and this project was done!

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I can't wait to see how you interpret this week's theme!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store! 


  1. Gorgeous cards and envelopes Andrea, such a fabulous take on the theme!! :-)

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  2. I adore these scrappy collages - fabulous colours, textures and layers, and the stitching detail is a treat.
    Alison x

  3. Love this! I'm taking Roben-Marie Smith's Booklet Bundles of Joy Class and this reminds me so much of it. I love the idea to use some of my scrapbook papers. Beautiful work. You are an inspiration to me!

  4. You really know how to put paper and paint together and tie it all up with wonky stitching! Maura

  5. Love the fabulous colors and embellishments on this project, Andrea. Such a fantastic creation! :)