Friday, March 25, 2011

Cash Envelope How To

Cupcake Cash EnvelopeWhen you give the gift of cash it may seem impersonal.  But when you create adorable packaging for it, it becomes a gift from the heart! I’ll show you how I created this cash envelope so that you can create one on your own easily and quickly.  It may seem daunting at first, but I’ll break it up into steps that will show you that it isn’t that crazy of a project for you to try on your own!

The cupcake Liner The Envelope (The cupcake liner)

I’ll start with the envelope. I used the Stampin’ UP! Bitty Box and envelope Bigz XL die. Quick easy and painless! So, for those of you that don’t have that awesome die yet, you’ll need to create a mini envelope that is approximately 2” x 2-1/4”. 

You can use Designer Series Paper or you can use cardstock for your envelope. Whichever you decide to use, I would suggest folding along your score lines first. Unfold and then crimp.

Decorate the envelope as desired or copy what I did by adding ribbon and a mini tag.

The Card Base The Card

For the card, I used Whisper White cardstock. Cut your cardstock to 1-7/8” x 6” and then fold to create your mini card. You will have a card that is 1-7/8” x 3”.  Wasn’t that quick?


Coordinating Color Mini Flower Punches The Cupcake Top

I selected 3 coordinating pink cardstock colors. I punched 30 small flowers out of each color. This is a great way to use up some of your scrap papers that you have collected over the years. Yeah! I had plenty left over, but I didn’t want to have to punch more once I got started.

Cupcake Top I punched a 2-1/2” Circle out of the lightest shade of pink (My sample is black). If you don’t have a punch that size draw a circle around something similar in size and cut it out. Slice off approximately 1/4". Next, you’ll want to scallop the edge. I used a punch to create that edge. My sample doesn’t show a coordinating shade, but trust me, the coordinating shade will blend if you miss a spot!  *smile*

Completed Card Adhere each of the little flowers onto the circle that you just created. Next, I sprayed with a concoction of shimmer paint and alcohol to give the card a little sparkle. Oooohhh! I love that shimmer! Adhere this piece only to the top portion of the card.  You’ll want the cupcake topper, when inserted into the envelope to lift up so that it will fit outside the envelope.  Stamp your desired greeting.

Cupcake Mini Card 008 If you quarter-fold any denomination of US Currency it will fit inside the card. You may have to adjust based on the currency for your country.

If you leave the back portion of the card out of the envelope it stands very nicely on its own as shown in the first photo. The recipient can display it for as long as they would like!

Product details can be seen on the original posting here:  Cupcake Cash Envelope


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  1. OH gosh Linda, this is so clever. You did a fabulous job getting the flowers on there without bunching up colors. I think thats where I would have struggled.
    Anyway, great idea!!!

  2. What a beatufiul way to give a gift card or cash!! I'll be saving this in my inspiration file!

  3. This is so cute. I love cherry blossoms. Thanks for the ideas.