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MIM #100: How to Package Cards with Oversized Embellishments…#2

by cbaptista on 01/19/2013

This is my second take on the Make It Monday #100 Challenge (did you see the prize this week?!)…

I’m still loving that herringbone pattern and had some left over scraps so before I put everything away, I made another card.  This time, I used a glassine bag to package my over-sized card:

I wrapped a 2″ strip of cardstock stamped with that same herringbone pattern around the glassine bag and attached one half of a die cut label “clip” to the open ends.  The other end of the paper “clip” is adhered to the backside of the wrap.  Doing this forms a little pocket for the glassine bag to slide into.  That “clip” is made from two Mat Stack 3 die cuts.  I stamped one of the die cuts with the polka dot pattern from the Mat Stack 3 Collection and then scored about 1/4″ from the bottom and folded it, making a little flap.  I trimmed off about 1/4″ from the bottom of the other die cut and then adhere it over the flap from the other die cut, making a little “clip”.  I did this so it would look clean and symmetrical on the back side.  Maybe this photo explains what I did better than my words?

I folded the top of the glassine bag and then slid it into the wrap.

I really love how the glassine bag lets the card peak through it.  It was pretty easy to make that little wrap too.  When it’s all put together it looks like one big card!

Thanks for stopping by!


Paper: Mowhawk VIA Vellum (kraft, 80#), Lynx Digital Paper (white, 100#), Neenah Royal Sundance Cover (brilliant white, 80#)
Stamps: Rosie Posie (PTI), Fabulous Frames (PTI), Beautiful Butterflies (PTI), Mat Stack 3 Collection (PTI), Interlocking Backdrops (lawn fawn)
Ink: Tangelo (Momento), Canteloupe (Momento), Bamboo Leaves (Momento), Nautical Blue (Momento), Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz Distress Ink/Ranger), Onyx Black (VersaFine), VersaMark Watermark Ink
Other: Fabulous Frames Dies (PTI), Rosie Posie Dies (PTI), Mat Stack 3 Die, Glassine Bag

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  1. Nora permalink

    This is such a fabulous idea!! I LOVE the idea of the side panel to hide the stapled edge. Your card is beautiful too!!

  2. What a lovely card. I like the colors you used on the kraft cardstock.
    Your sleeve for the bag is a great idea!

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