Decorate Your Envelopes

Hi, there.

After spending all this time creating cards, shouldn’t we add a little love the envelope?

I used the new Simon Says Stamp Envelope Sentiments set on these. Simple. Quick. Subtle. (Don’t want to irk the mailman.)

By the way, I use the Hero Arts Envelopes with every card – I just love that fancy flap.

Do you ever decorate your envelopes?


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43 thoughts on “Decorate Your Envelopes”

  1. This set could not be anymore perfect! I sometimes decorate envelopes, mostly for my own girls or nieces. I don’t know that many boys would like it.

  2. I think, I have always decorated my envelopes and parcels, especially if it was for celebrations of any kind, but it looks cool with these stamps too, they´re definitely going on my wishlist, as I use to use my pens and stickers to decorate with here, but this looks gorgeous and it´s also nice to try something different sometimes isn´t it? he he he

  3. I don’t send many paper letters it’s difficult to find an envelope in my stash. And I usually make them myself and decorate them with stamps, I like the look of it.

  4. I love it and like to decorate mine too! A quick Question: How will these inks do if they get wet? That’s always been a concern of mine sending through the mail~ God bless!

  5. Those are super cute! I need to order this stamp set. I’m not a big stamper, but love the idea of decorating the outside of an envelope. 🙂

  6. I ordered this stamp set. I love to add a little something to the envelopes. Fun mail is so rare to receive, I like to make it as special as possible.

  7. ….I also LOVE this set and broke down and just HAD to order it yesterday! Now I have the die on my wish list and will add that in time. Thanks for a great share and thanks to Kristina for creating such a fun set! I LOVE LOVE LOVE her designs and own almost every set….

  8. Love that stamp set! I sometimes decorate the envelope but I worry about what the postal service will or won’t like if it’s something I’m mailing. If it’s hand-delivered…definitely decorate it!

  9. What a perfect finishing touch, Jennifer! But, I’m usually on the run to get the card in the mail at the last minute…….will give it a try. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

  10. I have decorated my envelopes in the past but I don’t do it very often. I think that that would change with this stamp set. Love it!

  11. These are so cute! I usually decorate my envelopes too and this set would make it much easier!

  12. I always decorate my envelopes and have been told by some of the recipients that they keep the envelope and my cards. I love to ink the edges and then add some stamping that coordinates with the card or the holiday.

    People always say it makes them happy to see a colored envelope in the mailbox. As far as I know, the mail system has never had a problem with the way I decorate the envelopes.

    This set is adorable and I can definitely see the versatility of the stamps.

  13. So pretty, And I agree – the envelope flaps are lovely 🙂
    I’m sure it brightens the Mailman’s day too, looking at decorated envelopes!

  14. I go by the “rule” you don’t send naked envelopes. So, Yes, I always decorate my envelopes – front and flap. I like the stamp set you used – it gave me some more ideas. Thanks. I always enjoy your videos.
    Jean McGee

  15. LOVE THIS SET! Have to get it. I’ve always loved to decorate my envelopes, but this set would make it a lot easier.

  16. I sometimes stamp the bottom edge of my envelopes or add washi tape there. I also do that on the back at the top. Such a shame to use a plain envelope when you go to the effort of making a card.

  17. When I have the time, I love to make my envelope basically an extension of my card so they look like a matching set. Sometimes I use stamping, sometimes a little dry embossing and sometimes a little patterned paper. a punched element or two or some stickers. Lots of ways to make the envelope special. I have also just made cute address and return address labels for holiday cards using special fonts, etc. But, you’re right about the mail carriers… I’ve only had one card returned, though. I don’t think one of the mail carriers in Orlando, FL liked my Halloween font! LOL! It was printed clearly in black on white, and was easy to read, but it was marked “unable to deliver”. So, when it came back, I put the whole thing, envelope and all, in a larger brown envelope and printed the very same address on it and mailed it again and it got to my friend. So, at least she saw the cute envelope it was originally mailed in! LOL!

  18. It’s funny that you brought this up. I was just looking at Kristina’s envelope stamp set. I just love her stamps, especially when she uses her own handwriting. That is on my Wish List over at SSS. LOL BTW, I have attended all of the classes you and Kristina have offered, and am looking forward to Pattern Play. I have NEVER been disappointed, and go back and watch some days when I am not feeling well enough to make cards, kind of a refresher course, which helps. So much inspiration, so entertaining, and at a great price. I just started using pattern paper in my envelopes from a free template over at PTI. It just looks so classy. I buy all my envelopes, also, so it’s nice to “add” a personalized touch after the work put into the card that goes inside. AND, I use all your tips about that little touch of Glossy Accents on the card embellishments, so it stays intact through the mail. Seriously Jen, thanks for ALL your tips and for sharing your outrageously wonderful talent with us through your blog, your tutorials, and your videos!! Love them all.

  19. What do y’all use to seal your envelopes? I make my own but Tombow Extreme doesn’t seem to hold well. I can’t find what Jennifer has recommended in videos. I think it was a peel-off product.

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