Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Will These Do?

Will these do?  That's what I'm asking myself.   A lovely lady wants to write love notes to both of her sisters.    She wants something pretty to put them in and for them to be a lot alike, but not exact.  She loves vintage and seam binding ribbon.

I decided that embellished envelopes would fit the bill.   Then I selected these lovely images from Nicecrane Designs.  They are from the Little French Flower set.

She can slip her notes right in the embellished envelopes and her sisters will have a keepsake. 

Now, about the crepe paper fringe... I had a couple of emails this week asking how to make the fringe I used on a couple of gift bags awhile back. 

 I'm happy to tell you how I made it -  I don't know if it's right, but it works! 

 I use crepe paper that comes on rolls.  I like to cut it just a little longer than the size I need, then I  fold it in half.  I don't have fringe scissors, but regular scissors work just fine.  I don't even worry about whether it's the same size or not.  (Just make sure not to cut through the fold!)  I usually use four layers - just glue them on top of each other at the fold.  That's it - easy, right?  

Visit Nicecrane Designs for wonderful images and have a great rest of your week!



  1. OMG Lori, I am falling in love with these envelopes,,,,,,,love avery detail,,and all over how colorful are they,,,,,,,,,.Love the leaves and button and all over hoe creative you are working with my vintage picts, very well done,,,,,,Lori you can be sure I´ll ost this amazing creation in my blog,,,,,,Horayyyy for Lori.

  2. Lori, I'm sure the ladies that recieve letters from their sister in these will know how special they are. I love the soft colors and the sweetness of each one. I bet they will treasure them!
    have a great day

  3. Amazing my friend. I am sure it will become a keepsake..


  4. Will these do she says, lol! OMW Lori, the ladies will be thrilled when they get their hands on your feminine creations! Love love the frills!!

  5. Oh these will do quite nicely!!! Another goreous creation from you. Beautiful!

  6. The envelopes are beautiful chica!! I'm loving the crepe paper fringe and the seam binding and the curly Q embellishments around the buttons. I definitely think they will MORE than do!!! :D I'm also really loving the vintage piece that you took the pictures on...I don't know what it is, but I think it's completely groovy too!!!
    Hugs n' Happy WEEKEND.
    Lisa x

  7. Thank you for stopping by. I think those images are very sweet...I can't imagine anyone not liking those beautiful cards! I love how you embellished the envelopes...and the added touch of crepe paper fringe looks fabulous! Thank you for the tips on how to do make it.


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