Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Altering KRAFT Envelopes - Maya Road

I think I need to buy more of these Maya Road kraft envelopes. They are pretty enough alone, but because I have some background stamps at my disposal and some other distressing supplies, I thought I would create a mini tutorial on altering these envelopes to create a nice FOCAL point for your layouts or cards.

Background Stamp (Unity Stamp Co. Vintage Chic Kit)
Liquid Adhesive
Glitter (Art Glitter Institute – Angel Dust)
Stickles: Cinnamon
Ink: Color Queue (Chocolate & Blueberries)
Kraft Envelope (Maya Road)

Ink around the edges of the envelope with brown ink.


Open envelope and stamp script background (Unity Stamp Co) in black ink.

Apply liquid glue (clear drying) to the top of envelope, kind of like an icicle pattern.

Apply glitter to the glue (angel dust).  Shake off excess glitter.

Although the glitter looks white, it will dry clear. Apply Cinnamon Stickles around the white glitter. Let dry.  Apply to layout.

Here is another example of stamping a background text onto the envelope (both the main and flap).  Inked the edges with a darker brown ink, and applied a green acrylic paint.  The flowers add a nice touch (Maya Road), and a Prima Pebble was added for detail.  The date stamp is 7 Gypsies and the flourishes are Basic Grey.

And here is the whole layout.

Here is another envelope treated with paper strips, stamps, ink, a Prima pebble, and paint.

Hope you can go out and buy some of these fabulous envelopes and find new ways to alter them - and then come and tell me!


Shantal November 16, 2010 at 3:22 PM  

I was just wondering where you bought the maya road envelopes, because I'm having trouble finding them!

Toucan Scraps July 12, 2011 at 8:14 AM  

very clever

Cottagerca December 3, 2011 at 8:14 PM  

Great alteration on the envelope. Thanks for sharing the detail.