Christmas In July Blog Hop – Ornamental Envelopes

Jul 25, 2020 | All Occasions, Card Ideas

Welcome to the Crafty Bloggers hop. I was recently invited to join this group of amazing demonstrators from all around the world. Each month we will be showcasing some of the wonderful products which can found in our suite of catalogues. I’m so excited to share with you my first ever set of projects and give you a sneak peak of an amazing bundle from the new August to December Mini Catalogue – Ornamental Envelopes

This is a sneak peak of a brand new bundle which is available to purchase from the NEW August to December Mini Catalogue, 4th August. You’ll have endless card making possibilities with this bundle, which you can find on page 40 (155168). If you’ve got Christmas cards to make or love decorating envelopes for any other occasion then don’t overlook this super versatile stamp and die bundle.

For my project I decided to use a more contemporary colour combination

The Ornamental Stamp Set is part of the same named Ornamental Envelopes Bundle It’s such an unusual bundle. I don’t think I have seen a bundle like this before, but I can see so many options to for my all year round making. As the name suggests its based around decorating envelopes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make cards as the stamps provide endless opportunities.

Beautiful Simple Christmas Card using the Ornamental Envelopes from Stampin Up

Ornamental Envelopes

So, for my card, I pulled out my Pretty Peacock card stock and created a card base. I stamped the wreath in Soft Suede ink onto my first layer of Sahara Sand card three times and then added some gold embossed baubles. How pretty does that look?

Beautiful Simple Christmas Card using the Ornamental Envelopes from Stampin Up

The flowers are heat embossed in gold before being die cut and added to the card. I also embossed a cute sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas Set, which works so well with this bundle. I added the strip to the card using dimensionals (foam pads).

Finally I added a small bow using some gold twine and some Basic Rhinestones coloured with the dark Pretty Peacock Blender pen

Beautiful Simple Christmas Card using the Ornamental Envelopes from Stampin Up


  • Base: Pretty Peacock – 29.7 cm by 10.5 cm scored at 14.9 cm
  • Matt: Sahara Sand – 14.3 cm by 10.0 cm
  • Sentiment : Pretty Peacock scrap 7.0 cm by 1.0 cm
  • Flowers : Pretty Peacock scrap 5.0 cm by 3.0 cm
  • Inside: Whisper White – 14.3 cm by 10.0 cm
  • Envelope: Pretty Peacock scrap 5.5 cm by 15.0 cm

Ornamental Envelopes – Inside

For the inside I stamped the same wreath twice in Soft Suede ink and added the cute dots in Pretty Peacock ink. In the centre I added another Itty bitty Christmas sentiment in the Pretty Peacock ink. How stunning does that look?

Beautiful Simple Christmas Card using the Ornamental Envelopes from Stampin Up

This bundle really comes into its own when you use the amazing envelope dies. I used the mistletoe die to cut an aperture in the envelope flap and lined it with some pretty Peacock card stock. As you can see it looks beautiful on the inside as well the out. I stamped a couple of the corner stamp in the same ink. For the front I added an address label and some flowers in Sahara Sand.


I had great fun making this card and I would love to know what you think? Please do leave me a comment.

If you would like to know more about any of this project please do get in contact and I would be happy to help you

So please hop around the rest of the wonderful demonstrators blogs to see some more inspiration for using these wonderful patterned papers

See the rest of the International team below!

Christmas in July Blog Hop Team

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  • AVAILABLE NOW: This exclusive Paper Pumpkin Kit, perfect or all levels of crafters (even beginners).
  • Everything you need is in the box to make all 8 beautiful cards.
  • The kit costs just £20 and is available to order whilst stocks last.
  • It includes all supplies to make 8 cards including an exclusive stamp set, an ink spot (small ink pad) and card bases and elements to make the two designs of cards.
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  1. Laura Buechler

    Simply stunning!! Pretty Peacock is one of my fave colours and it looks fabulous here!

  2. Nina McMillan

    How beautiful! I love that bundle, it was on my top five list. I think now Pretty Peacock, Very Vanilla, and gold is my favorite color combo!

    • Sara Sayers

      Thanks Nina. It’s Pretty Peacock, Sahara Sand and Gold. Adds a little extra rather than whisper white

  3. Alejandra Gomez

    beautiful Christmas card with non traditional colors!! love it

  4. Jenny Hayward

    This is lovely Sara! Thanks for sharing.

  5. laura mackie Stampin' Up

    aw lovey card Sara, loving the Pretty Peacock and gold very striking, thanks for sharing


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