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It’s such a treat for me to be able to use some of the fantastic new paper crafting supplies from Felt & Wire Supply for this Weekly Wrap project, which is part greeting card, part gift package, and part gift. When I was first browsing around the shop, I immediately honed in on the Mohawk Urban Gray cards and envelopes and thought it would be fun to experiment with light colors against a rich, gray backdrop, so that’s just what I did.
I love the confetti trend that’s happening right now in the stationery world, and I cannot resist mini envelopes, so I combined the two to create a gift card holder that doubles as a birthday card. One of the best parts of this project, besides the fact that it’s so quick and simple, is that you can use any color combo that you’d like. Choosing a color palette is always one of my favorite parts of craft and design projects!
Mohawk Loop Antique Vellum Urban Gray A2 Card
Paper Source Peacock Baby Envelope
Pencil with a Clean Eraser
VersaMagic Dew Drop Ink Pads (Cloud White and Pink Grapefruit)
ColorBox Ink Pads (Wild Hare and Celadon)
Clear Embossing Powder
Darice Heat Embossing Tool
Tombow Double-Sided Adhesive
Hero Arts Little Happy Birthday Stamp
Fiskars 1.5” Circle Paper Punch
Place your card on top of a piece of scrap paper. Use the eraser of your pencil as a stamp to create confetti dots in a random pattern on the card, and reload with ink after every one or two times that you stamp. After you’re finished with your first ink color, wipe off as much ink as you can with a paper towel. Continue the stamping process with your remaining ink colors.
I decided to heat emboss just the pink and teal dots, leaving the white and gray dots to dry flat. This gives the final card a bit of textural contrast, and it helps the brighter colors pop even more against the gray. Liberally cover the dots that you’ll be embossing with clear embossing powder, return any excess powder to its container, and emboss using a heat embossing tool.
Voilà! Your confetti covered card is finished. The embossed dots will be glossy and slightly raised, which you can’t really see in this photo. Trust me, it’s a pretty cool effect.
Center your mini envelope on the card, and attach it using double-sided adhesive or glue.
These little envelopes are a perfect fit for standard-size gift cards. You could also slip some cold, hard cash in there, if you prefer.
Stamp your sentiment onto white cardstock and heat emboss, just as you did earlier with the dots. Then, use a 1.5” circle punch to punch out the sentiment.
Attach the sentiment to the sealed envelope using double-sided adhesive or glue. Slide your finished greeting/gift into a matching A2 envelope, which you can also decorate with confetti dots.
Making confetti (at least the eraser stamped kind) is completely addictive, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking for an excuse to break out your pencil eraser and ink pads again soon!
photos by Kristen Magee