Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Shabby Chic Loaded Envelope by GDT Sue Ann

Hello friends, Sue Ann here today with my next Guest Design Team project for Shabby is Chic Boutique.

Let's get started on how to!
 First, using the mailing envelope seal the top flat to the inside of the envelope. Cut papers of your choice to cover outside of the envelope and glue on. Cut a piece to fit inside the back of the envelope and glue in place as well. Cut a V shape opening on the front of the envelope. Cut a piece of paper for the back pocket the size you need. Fold the paper doily in half and glue to the pocket front.
 Now, glue the pocket to the lower back side of your envelope. Be sure not to glue the top edge or else you won't have a pocket. Glue flat ink lace to both sides of the envelope. Glue the embroidered white rose Lace around the top edge starting at the point of the V shape and ending there as well. Glue a doily flower in the center but be sure to glue it to the front of the envelope and not the inside too. Glue a white leaf to each side of the flower. Glue the folded tulle trim all around the bottom edge of the envelope.
Glue the daisy section of the embroidered rose Lace on the top edge of the folded tulle trim. Now decorate the front of your envelope using various pieces from your stash that you like. I used a combination of small pieces like the frame and etc. Accessories: TAGS- cut 3 tags 7" X 3" in size from papers or cardstock. Using the white acrylic paint, dab paint around the edges of the vintage images and set aside to dry. Make 3 pink seam binding bows and glue one to the top center of each tag. Using the 16 mm flat back Pearl buttons glue one to the center of each bow. Glue a vintage image to the center of each tag. Using a die cut word glue to the bottom area of each tag. Or you may stamp this area with a sentiment if you prefer.
Business envelope: cut a triangle shape from a scrap of paper and glue to the top edge of the envelope. Using the daisy section of the heart daisy Dangle Lace glue it around the V cutout to decorate. Glue a mini doily at the center point of the V. Glue a small flower to the center of the doily. Rosette Staff: make a small Rosette from matching papers. Glue a small Die cut to the front center. Paint the skewer stick with one coat of white acrylic paint. Glue rosette to the skewer stick. Glue a mini paper doily to the back of the rosette. Make another pink seam binding bow and glue to the stick and glue a Pearl button on the bow.
Gift Cards: make 3 gift cards 3" X 4" in size using white cardstock and printed papers. Decorate the cards in any way you choose to. Make 3 white envelopes to match and you may stamp an image on the front of each envelope for decoration. Back Pocket: make a bow using white sheer ribbon and glue onto the bottom of the paper doily. Make a tiny rosette and glue to the center of the bow. Glue a tiny Die cut to the center of the rosette.
Please watch my video below for more info and pictures of my project.
I hope you've enjoyed my project and please visit Shabby is Chic Boutique for all your Shabby supplies!
Wishing Everyone a Blessed Thanksgiving and Big Huge Hugs


  1. Wow very nice. I really like the rosette. What did you use for the doilie on the back? I love butterflies.

  2. Hi Nancy,
    It is a spellbinder Die and it makes circles in various sizes with butterflies on the edge. Take Care Sweetie..
    Big Hugs,
    Sue Ann 😘💜💗