Lauren and I are hard on ourselves. As I've gotten older, I have an easier time letting the perfect go. I still have to remind myself sometimes that "as good as I can do it" is perfectly fine! That's one of the reasons I LOVE this sentiment.
And look at this darling Flamingo! Cute, right? The stamps and dies are from Reverse Confetti.
I love string tie envelopes, but sometimes I just don't want to set eyelets. So I've got an alternative way to do the ties that I pretty much use all the time.
I use circles and pop dots. Just cut four circles (larger than your pop dot). The twine will be glued under only one of the dots. Don't cut the twine yet!
I like the twine to start on the top dot. It's important that the twine be pointing down toward where it will wrap. Glue the pop dots on top of the circles.
Finish off with the other two pop dots. I put a little dot of glue on the top and bottom of the pop dot - just to give a little more stick-to-it-ness. Wrap the twine around the pop dots and when you know for sure how much you need, then you can cut the twine. That way you ensure that you always have enough!
I promise the twine doesn't stick to the pop dots - or at least it hasn't so far! It works really well.
Here are the measurements and instructions for this size envelope:
Cut your paper to 6 1/4 x 7 3/8". I printed my paper double sided on 80lb paper. This pretty paper is from Grepic and is included in a set called Cupcakes.
Cut off the tabs you've created with the 3/4" scores above and below the horizontal score lines. You will have tabs on just the middle section.
Then as you can see one picture up, I used a decorative edge die on the top portion. Fold up the bottom and adhere to the tabs.
So what do you think about uniqueness? Wouldn't it be lovely if we could all live with this philosophy?
Hope your day is as fabulous as you are!
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