Money Envelope

Dec 13, 2010

I cre­ated this money enve­lope using this tuto­r­ial cre­ated by Wendy Vec­chi of Stu­dio 490. I did have to sub­sti­tute a few things since I didn’t have all the stamps she used or one of the Dis­tress Ink col­ors. I must admit it’s nice step­ping out of your com­fort zone every once in awhile and stamp­ing is cer­tainly step­ping out for me. It’s scary as I can­not get over the every­thing needs to be per­fect stuff but I am trying.

Oh and let me fill you in on a lit­tle secret… today is my super sweet friend Wendy’s birth­day. I think she is cel­e­brat­ing some­thing like her 25th. I don’t know I could be wrong but I know I’m not off by far. So when you go over to check out her awe­some tuto­r­ial make sure you wish her a “Happy Birth­day” too. She will be so sur­prised and sur­prises are great on your birthday.

Sub­sti­tuted Sup­plies: For­est Moss, Stu­dio 490 Art Fit for a Queen — the Tick­ing stamp, Stu­dio 490 Seri­ously Art — Polka Dot stamp, Tim Holtz Mini Hol­i­days, Stu­dio 490 Make Mine Mini, Stu­dio 490 Book Art Basics, Glossy Accents, Rib­bon

Sup­plies Used: #8 Manila Tag, Archival Inks — Jet Black, Cof­fee, Dis­tress Inks — Vin­tage Photo, Wal­nut StainPine Nee­dles and Fired Brick, Stu­dio 490 The Art of Mak­ing it Merry (Christ­mas Back­ground, Make it Merry stamps), Stu­dio 490 Be Inspired Make Art (Plaid Back­ground, Leaf Stamps), Stu­dio 490 Ticket To Art (Spat­ter Back­ground), Heidi Grace Clear Stamps — Christ­mas, Dis­tress Stick­les — Fired Brick, Rock Candy, Stick­les — Dia­mond, Plat­inum, Enamel Accents — White, Seam Bind­ing, Black Pen, Fine Sil­ver Ger­man Glass Glit­terOld Fash­ioned Mica Snowflakes, Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue, Dia­mond Glaze, Maya Road Metal­lic Inkpad — Sil­ver, Maya Road Snowflakes

Tools Needed: Scal­lop Scis­sors, Scor-Pal, Clear Acrylic Block, Blend­ing Tool Appli­ca­tor, Ink Blend­ing Foam, Non-Stick Craft Sheet


  • I cre­ated the money enve­lope just as Wendy instructs in her tuto­r­ial although before ink­ing I cut the bot­tom and top of the tag using scal­lop scis­sors to give the flap and pocket a dec­o­ra­tive edge. Note: If I did not have a cer­tain stamp or Dis­tress ink color Wendy used I sub­sti­tuted it for what I did have.
  • After I had the enve­lope all inked and stamped I accented the swirls with Dia­mond Stick­les and added berries using Fired Brick Dis­tress Stickles.

  • I cre­ated mistle­toe berries using White Enamel Accents and accented the leaves around them using Dia­mond Stick­les, once dry I added Rock Candy Dis­tress Stick­les on top. After the Dis­tress Stick­les dried I out­lined the leaves with a Black Pen.

  • Since I wanted the words “Santa” and “Believe” to have color and not left with just the black out­lined image I painted Fired Brick Dis­tress Ink inside the black bor­der. To do this all I did was push the stamp pad onto my craft sheet and added a lit­tle water. Then I used a fine bris­tled paint­brush and got to paint­ing. After this was dry I applied Dia­mond Stick­les on top of the Fired Brick ink.
  • I then out­lined the entire tag using Plat­inum Stick­les, once dry I glued the bot­tom flap using Quick Dry Tacky Glue to form the pocket.
  • Next, I added a lit­tle Quick Dry Adhe­sive around the mistle­toe leaves and berries and applied Old Fash­ioned Mica Snowflakes.
  • Cover the front of a Maya Road Snowflake using Sil­ver ink, apply Dia­mond Glaze on top of the inked snowflake, gen­er­ously apply Fine Sil­ver Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, tap off excess, let dry.
  • Once the adhe­sive for the Mica is dry attach the glit­tered snowflake to the top front flap of the envelop as shown, thread Green Seam Bind­ing and tie into a bow.

Ok for today you should cre­ate some­thing out of your com­fort zone. It really is fun.

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  • Kathy Eddy

    Awe­some job. You did Wendy proud!

  • Lyn­neZ

    Wow! Love your take on Wendy’s enve­lope made with a tag! So awe­some. Love the col­ors you chose.

  • San­dra ltb

    This is won­der­ful!