My post for today is about making Love Notes for Valentine's Day. I am using the Brown Bag envelopes and the Cricut Design Space Print and Cut feature (PNC) for my project, among a few other supplies. I do not know about you but I normally forget about this awesome feature.
I started by choosing some images from the Cricut Access Library, I sized them according to my needs and also tweaked the colors a bit. Then, I click on each image layer to change the "cut" icon to the "print" icon. Please, if there is an easier way of doing this, let me know in the comments. I would love to learn a better way. Another "good to know" is you can also customize the colors and add or subtract layers. I bet you already know that, right? :)
To make sure my images will fit in the allowable printed area for Chrome (the browser I am using at the moment), I added a rectangle measuring 5.5" x 8", which is Chrome's printable area for Design Space, and positioned all images within this "printable area" to make sure all images would fit prior to print. I then hid the rectangle, selected all images and attached them, prior to click "go".
This is how I assembled the envelopes to make the pockets.
First, I used two envelopes for the big pockets where I planned to put in the Love Notes. I folded the flap inside envelope #1 using liquid glue to secure it- see pic on the top left. For envelope #2 the glue was added to the back of the flap, before inserting it inside envelope #1 and seen on top right pic. Make sure you do not bother the score line for proper closure.
The bottom two pics show how they look on the inside and on the outside (back of envelopes).
It is a really easy process. I have seen crafters adding many more envelopes for albums and other projects.
I used some patterned paper I had available to cover the envelopes and I had decided to distress them a bit for a rugged look (thinking these love notes were read over and over again, :)). I also embellished the front with some of the die cuts I printed out, a piece of embossed vellum and a few sequins. The second pic shows the pockets that the two envelopes made.
These are the Love Notes and each one has its own pocket which was also made using the same envelopes. This time I just glued the flaps and cut envelope in half. After covering them with patterned paper, I used a circle punch to make a small half moon to make it easier to take the Love Notes out. All of them were embellished with the images made with the Print and Cut feature.
-Below are some more pics of the finished Love Notes and Envelope Pockets-
Hope you enjoyed today's project and have fun making some Love Notes Pockets for your loved one or for your kids to take to school.
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Have a great day!
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