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With Mother’s Day approaching, I’ve been looking for ideas on how to wrap the gift cards I purchased for the special women in my life. I know, you’re probably wondering why I didn’t purchase something nice and unique, but these women love their gift cards, trust me! Instead of trying to “reinvent the wheel,” I turned to my tried-and-true wrapping secret: glassine envelopes!

I don’t know what it is about glassine envelopes, but they seem to make everything extra beautiful. I wanted to keep this project simple and pretty, much like the recipients, so I pulled out only a few supplies to work with. First, I cut a piece of vintage botanical-inspired patterned paper so it would easily slip inside the envelope. Depending on the design of the paper, you can write a nice note on the backside. place your gift card behind the paper, and seal the envelope. Punch two holes at the top of the envelope and tie with a ribbon. Swipe a bit of white acrylic paint on the envelope and, when dry, top with a word sticker.

These envelopes would also make the perfect package for a nice necklace or bracelet, money, or anything else that is flat. Occasionally I will add some dried flower petals or glitter to make the envelopes extra special.

About the Artist:
Christen Hammons is the director of publishing for Stampington & Company and editor-in-chief of Bella Grace, Somerset Life, and Somerset Studio.

Interests: art, slow food, writing, books, yarn, authentic living

Follow Christen on Twitter: @christeno | on Instagram: @christenhammons

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With Mother’s Day approaching, I’ve been looking for ideas on how to wrap the gift cards I purchased for the special women in my life. I know, you’re probably wondering why I didn’t purchase something nice and unique, but these women love their gift cards, trust me! Instead of trying to “reinvent the wheel,” I turned to my tried-and-true wrapping secret: glassine envelopes!

I don’t know what it is about glassine envelopes, but they seem to make everything extra beautiful. I wanted to keep this project simple and pretty, much like the recipients, so I pulled out only a few supplies to work with. First, I cut a piece of vintage botanical-inspired patterned paper so it would easily slip inside the envelope. Depending on the design of the paper, you can write a nice note on the backside. place your gift card behind the paper, and seal the envelope. Punch two holes at the top of the envelope and tie with a ribbon. Swipe a bit of white acrylic paint on the envelope and, when dry, top with a word sticker.

These envelopes would also make the perfect package for a nice necklace or bracelet, money, or anything else that is flat. Occasionally I will add some dried flower petals or glitter to make the envelopes extra special.

About the Artist:
Christen Hammons is the director of publishing for Stampington & Company and editor-in-chief of Bella Grace, Somerset Life, and Somerset Studio.

Interests: art, slow food, writing, books, yarn, authentic living

Follow Christen on Twitter: @christeno | on Instagram: @christenhammons

 
Talking about Translucent Envelopes Project
Talking about Translucent Envelopes Project
Talking about Translucent Envelopes Project

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