Kraftin Tips & Tutes… Decorating the inside and the envelopes!

Hey yall!  It's my turn over on the Kraftin Kimmie blog for a Krafty Tips & Tutes post so today we are going to make our gorgeous cards a little more “mail ready”, a little eye-candy for the mail man!  I'll be the first to admit that I am HORRIBLE at mailing cards out!!  But this year is a different story, this year I'm participating in A Year of Sending Pretty Mail.  Now I don’t mind taking my time making a card that I am proud to give away, but I certainly don’t have the momentum to then spend tons of time on the inside or the envelope!!  So today we’re gonna do just a couple of quick things to make our cards a little more “mail ready”!


To start, I grabbed a couple of cards from last week’s peeks, Prince Charming (Once Upon a Time 4) and Convertible Girl (Let the Good Times Roll).


For this card, I’m keeping things VERY basic.  Now we want to keep the envelopes flat (no layers, no embellies that’ll stick up) cause you know they’ll just get torn off and possibly rip the envelope, so I grabbed some Washi Tape that went with my card pretty well!  Taped on 3 strips and then took one of the sentiments from the set and stamped it right on the tape (you’ll want to add some Embossing Powder and heat set a little to dry the ink here).


For the back I stamped one of the hearts from the Candy Hearts set (and of the Trinkets sets or Sleigh Mail, etc. would also work fabulously!).  I took my R59 Copic and colored the little shadowed side of the heart, but really it was fine if I didn’t.


For my next card, I added a little more but still keeping it quick and simple!  For the envelope I added some coordinating Washi tape and also stamped Prince Charming in some Red Vivid ink, coloring just the flower to make it stand out.


This time I’m gonna add a little “somethin’ somethin’” on the inside.  I took some scraps that coordinate with the front and added them inside on top of a Vanilla cs panel.  Now here’s the fun part… I didn’t want to stamp Charming inside, because  I wanted a plenty of writing space, so I decided to just add a couple of the flower he holds in his hand.  I could have done the whole masking thing, but honestly that takes too much time for something like this so instead I grabbed some painters tape.


I’m just going to tape over all of the parts I don’t want, everything but the rose  (I can hear Kimmie cringing at my dirty stamp, lol).  Now peel the tape back a little before inking  up the rose (remember you don’t want any ink on the tape!).  Now stamp and color!  Easy peesy!  Decorating both envelopes and the inside took less time than it took me to write up this post!!!  Well that’s it for me, thanks for popping by, hope to see you again soon!

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