Sunday 29 June 2014

'Wooden' Envelope and a Giveaway!

Hello friends

Yes another givewaway today!

I recently discovered a company called All Colour Envelopes,
please take a look at their huge range of colours and finishes including metallic,
pearlescent, pastel and more - they are wonderful. 

Definitely check out my personal favourite, their design range...
there is pebbles
Yew, Sandstone, Sahara Sand, Cow(!) and more!

All Colour Envelopes has kindly sent me a supply of Natural English Oak envelopes
and I chose to make a gift bag.  
This is a tutorial I featured some time ago but revisiting today.

Take an envelope and seal it closed.
Trim a small strip from the narrow end of the envelope. 
 It will then look like this.
 Score in approximately 1 inch on the sealed three sides.
Fold and make sure the creases are nice and sharp. 
You then insert your hand and open out the envelope, push the side seams in.
When shaping the base you are left with triangular points. 
Fold these over and glue them flat.  
Your gift bag will then stand up. 
You can score and fold over the top and keep closed with a peg. 
I chose to tie twine with a stamped Back to Basics Tag. 
 And added Blooms One with Sprigs.
It really does look like wood!
These are a good size too - you could fill it with some nice treats.

I've got quite a large supply of Natural English Oak envelopes so I thought I would host
another giveaway.  Same as usual please, please leave a comment and winners will 
be picked out next week.  
If you do comment don't forget to regularly come back and 
check the blog to see if you've won!

Remember to pop along to All Colour Envelopes website and have a browse.
The quality of these envelopes is superb.

Have a lovely Sunday - definitely kitten viewing today!

Take care friends.


Jackie said...

Morning Christine
Love the bag you have made. The envelopes look very interesting, will certainly take a look at the site.
Enjoy your day. Only veiwing!!!!! Or will you be bringing one home x

Diane said...

These look really interesting. Nice to find something different in the way of envelopes. They are often more f an afterthought, I think. Will definitely check these out

Unknown said...

What a great job Christine. It really dies look like a wooden bag. Will definitely be visiting the web site. Have a good Sunday. Xx

Jane Willis said...

The wooden envelopes look extremely realistic, and what a lovely way to use them. Good luck with the kitten viewing, wish I was doing that instead of scaling the laundry mountain

Sue Jones said...

ever have enough envelopes - I love your project.x

Janice said...

What a great idea Christine, I love it! Gorgeous decoration too. What a selection of patterned envelopes, I'm off to have a look.
Sounds like you maybe adding to your pet family today....
Have a lovely day.
Janice x

Cinders61 said...

I really like all the wood effect papers. They turn into stunning projects. Love the bag you have created. I have blooms one and the sprigs. I feel a crafty moment coming on! Gillian x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Morning Christine
Wow these envelopes look so realistic. Great idea to make one into a gift bag.
Enjoy your kitten viewing. Hope it is successful.

PharmacyMichele said...

Brilliant idea-looks fantastic in wood! The envelopes all look realistic.


Anonymous said...

Morning Christine. What a cute little bag. Great idea. Enjoy your Sunday. JuliaT x

Mary Moore said...

Good Morning Christine
These envelopes look just what I have been looking for as it very
hard to find a good envelope will definitely be visiting the website.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Love the bag and the way you have decorated it.
Enjoy your day.

Carolyn Bell said...

Wow, I love the look of the wood, it makes a great gift bag for a man, thanks Christine, love Carolyn xx

Wendy L said...

The bag looks great, fab idea. xxx

Andrea said...

These look fabulous and so different. You bag is lovely x

Lacelady said...

Wow, how fortuitous, I liked the wooden ones the best. And fancy managing to turn an envelope into a gift bag, you are a clever girl. I'm going to look and see if they do 8 x 8in envelopes, I cant seem to be able to buy them on their own.

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Wow, I love these envelopes, fantastic choice, I love the wood, pebbles and grass in particular. I will definately be looking at getting some of these. It is so nice to match the envelope with the card, and thanks to you we can make co-ordinated gift bags too, Good luck for the giveaway everyone. Thank you Christine:)
Enjoy choosing your kitten, are you going alone or will the boys come too? That could mean that you end up with more than one kitten if you can't all agree :) Take care.

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
So pleased you have shown this idea as it is a new one for me , but hey i think if mine looks as good as yours i will be using it a lot, so if i have time i will have a practice later .
Will just away now and take a nose around the site , i think the wooden envelope is just super .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Janice said...

Really unusual envelopes, they would suit anyone. Janice x

baconbits said...

Morning Christine
Totally awesome bag and such a great idea from an envelope.
Will pop over to check out the others.
Amanda xx

marg said...

Hello Christine!
What a clever idea to use colours and textures pictures for envelopes!
Love your take on the wooden envelope too!
I must take a look over on their site now!
Take care

Chris said...

Another great idea Christine, I love the wood effect and these gift bags are great if you have little gift that is hard to wrap. I played with my new dies all afternoon yesterday, I now have an abundance of flowers. I just need to make some cards to put them on to now. Looking forward to seeing a picture of your kitten.
Chris xx

jdunkley said...

What a great idea, both the envelopes and the gift bag. I'm going to pop over to their website and have a look. Do you know if you will be selling these Christine? Have a good Sunday xx

Unknown said...

I love the bag you have made, I must have missed the tutorial on this one, I will def be making some of them. Going to have a look at the site, thanks for the link. Good luck with kitten viewing, can't wait to see which you have selected, wonder if it will be one or two LOL!!
Have a good time
Sue xx

Pat said...

Morning Christine
What an interesting discovery - I can't believe the different effects
Pat x

hazel young said...

Lovely bag and great website thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day xx hazel

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine ,The envelopes look good and the gift bag you have made is lovely. love Jean Z xx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Christine
What a fantastic idea. Will definitely give it a go. Have a good day.

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. Oh my. I love these envelopes and want them all! What a clever idea for the little bag. So inspirational. xxMargaretxx

Carole Z said...

Morning Christine, I'm on 'catch up', we have 2 poorly hens so I've been spending a lot of time giving them tlc :( the envelopes and love your project today, hugs Carole Z X

Valerie said...

Hi Christine, love this idea, the envelopes are great! Hope Bella remembers to behave with your likely new addition. Happy Kitten hunting. Valerie

SusanP, Kent said...

Wow, I love these envelopes! Really different. I don't think I've ever seen such convincing wood-effect. This company is totally new to me - I will check them out. Great idea to make an envelope into a gift bag it looks fantastic with the embellishments.

Sandra said...

Oh Christine,
That bag is an amazing idea, total genius!
Those envelopes look some realistic, it looks like you could almost put smell the sawn wood!
I love them I really love that bag
Totally Blown away!
Crafty hugs
Sandra xxx

scofessex said...

Hi Christine, What a clever way to make a bag. I love the look of these envelopes

JJ said...

Hi Christine,

These are gorgeous, love the wooden ones, it does actually look like wood from the pictures lol!
Love how you turned on into a gift bag, very clever.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Love these envelopes,and your gift bag is really special.
I hope you have a good day, and your kitten viewing goes well. Take care, x.

ElizabethS said...

Hi Christine, what a brilliant idea and tutorial today. The gift bag looks wonderful. Love all the other envelopes too.
Have a lovely day kitten viewing.
Elizabeth x

Bejay said...

Wow, what fantastic envelopes. I can see myself ordering a selection and then not wanting to use them lol. I loved the gift bag you made, Christine. What a great idea, and it's simple but very effective. I'm typing with my fingers crossed that I may be lucky enough to get picked for the give-away. x

LyndA said...

A great idea and so easy to do especially when you are pushed for time. Another use for die cuts too.

Hope you choose a kitten soon. They don't ask for a lot and bring so much joy to your life. Not sure what Bella will think though. She may need a careful introduction. :) xx

darcydaydream said...

I love the bag you have made. They would also be good to make mini albums. Oh I'm going to the website to see what they

Anonymous said...

Amazing envelopes ! Love the gift bag x

utilitygirl said...

Love the gift bag, have done similar myself in the past but punched holes and put ribbon through. I like the idea of the peg though and will give it a try, something different. I have used your bar of chocolate wrapper several times and its always admired. Thanks again for sharing x

Laura O said...

wow these are fab envelopes ,love the coloured ones ,and a great bag you made from them.Laura O

LoraineC said...

Well I am exhausted family home for the weekend !!! Kitten viewing how exciting. Gorgeous bag love the effect x

Anonymous said...

Stunning - what a fab idea!! Will check out the website. AnnieS. x

CraftyJo said...

What a cracking idea to make that bag from the envelope! I love the wooden look :)

Thanks also for the leather-look card you sent me, it arrived very quickly and I can't wait to go play with it, much obliged.

The Hardy Stamper said...

These are lovely and the oak ones are actually my favourite! Thanks for the chance to win some :)

AnneRD said...

Clever idea making bags out of envelopes. The wood effect and the flowers are perfect together. Anne x

Ita said...

Hi Christine,love the bag,it is a great idea.I had a look at the site .I will be ordering envelopes from them.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

Hi Christine,
Well you would certainly open one of these envelope first when it drops on your mat! Love the gift bag tutorial - very clever.x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Wow !! I love this little gift bag you have made, and the 'oak' image is really 'wood' like. I love it. I will definitely be trying your tutorial, thank you.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

mags said...

A super idea to create the gift bag. Love the look of the envelopes.

Anonymous said...

Is that what's meant by pushing the envelope?
Sandra Peach.

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