Hello!! It’s Jasleen posting today.
The season of festivals has begun in India and when we talk of festivals, gifting is an essential aspect. Money gift envelopes are quite popular here as one of the gifting options for some festivals, weddings or baby showers. Today I’m sharing a few ideas to make and decorate the money gift envelopes with the help of the new dies- Sizzix Thinlits Garden Greens and Sizzix thinlits die set Holiday words:Script.

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Products used:-
Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine Only (white and gray)
Sizzix Thinlits die set 9pk—Garden Greens by Tim Holtz (661206)
Sizzix Thinlits die set 17pk – Holiday Words : Script(660058)
Sizzix thinlits die set 2pk-Drifting daisy(661295)
Card stock in various colours, MS Score board with bone folder, water colours, glue, pearls, stones, etc.
Method :-
If we have been crafting for a while, usually there’s no dearth of colourful card paper lying in our stash that we tend to hoard over a period of time. One nice idea to put them to good use is to make some envelopes out of these. I’m sharing a step-by-step process showing you how I made a money gift envelope and embellished it with the help of dies. It's very easy to make and you can easily make it without the use of any special crafting tool like envelope maker. I used MS score board for measuring and scoring, but you can also make it without the score board, just using a simple steel ruler and a pencil.
I’ve mentioned the measurements in inches and here are the pictures of all the steps :-

Step 1 Step 1
Step 2 Step 2
Step 3 Step 3
Step 4- Trim off the excess at the corners Step 4- Trim off the excess at the corners
Step 5- Round off the corners Step 5- Round off the corners
Step 6- Die-cut with 'Drifting daisy' die Step 6- Die-cut with 'Drifting daisy' die
Step 7- Remove the excess paper cut outs with the help of Sizzix die brush tool and foam pad, to get a clean cut. Step 7- Remove the excess paper cut outs with the help of Sizzix die brush tool and foam pad, to get a clean cut.
Steps-8-9-10-11 Make use of the negative space by adhering a green coloured paper behind Steps-8-9-10-11
Make use of the negative space by adhering a green coloured paper behind

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The beautiful and intricate die used to embellish this envelope is called Drifting Daisy and it’s also amongst the newly released dies. Don’t you think it makes my envelope look pretty?
I made two more envelopes in a similar way, just decorated them differently. Since it’s the season of beautiful falling leaves in many regions, I’ve used warm autumnal colours for these envelops.

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I water coloured the background panel using Gansai Tambi water colours in warm autumnal shades and it looks so beautiful. I embellished it using some delicate die cuts from Garden Greens dies and Holiday words.

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That’s all for today! Sorry for the long post. I hope my post inspired you to try something yourself. I’ll be back next week.
Have a lovely week!

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