I have another little project up over at Kerri Bradford Studio today. Now that my girls are older, along with my nieces, I tend to give a lot of gift cards at Christmastime. So I'm always looking for fun ways to give them. When I saw the cute little pinked petal envelope in Kerri's Santa's Workshop: Toys Only kit, I pictured it paired up with the Confetti kit to create a fun shaker envelope.
I cut the envelope from some tone-on-tone patterned paper (all patterned papers are from Simply Stories), picking a lighter color so that the other elements would stand out against it. I cut a piece of a transparency just slightly smaller then the size of the envelope and machine stitched it to the front of the envelope, leaving one side open.
This shows the backside of the envelope, which is really the inside of the envelope once you open it up. When I went to photograph this, I didn't have anything to hold the flaps down, so I don't have a picture of it closed. Once I jot down my message on the inside and add the gift card, I will fold down the flaps and secure them with a sticker or some washi tape.
I used Kerri's Confetti kit to cut pieces of confetti from two different patterned papers and then dropped them into the "pocket" I had created with the transparency. I added in some red, green, and silver sequins before sewing the last side of the transparency closed.
I cut the "do not open" from Kerri's December Twenty-Five kit and adhered it directly to the top of the transparency, using some tiny alpha stickers to finish off my sentiment. Or maybe I should call it my "instructions" to the recipient of the gift :)