Are you ready to learn how to decorate an envelope for a WOW factor? You often hear me say….no naked envelopes!  Don’t spend all that time making a pretty handmade card and then putting it in a plain boring envelope–give it beauty and pizzazz with an envelope design to complete the look. It’s eye candy for the mailman too!

Today’s post and video is quite short, but I’ve had many of you asking recently how to decorate an envelope with adding Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the envelope flap. I am sharing this paper crafting fun with you today and I also have some cards to show you that are easy to make that coordinate with the envelopes!



Adding DSP to decorate an envelope only takes a few seconds and it’s a great way to use up scraps of your paper.  I try to use paper that coordinates with the paper I use on the card.

Decorate an Envelope for a WOW Factor + Easy Cards to Make

Whether you need a fun envelope design for a birthday card or any other type of card, you’ll love learning how easy it is to decorate an envelope for that added WOW factor. You won’t believe how EASY this is but what a difference it makes, don’t you think?


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I feel like this is a backwards video!  First I made the decorate envelope, then I made the card for it.  Here are the cards I also shared in the video that match those decorated envelopes, along with the card recipe.


All these cards use the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.  I love the fun bright colors and designs of this paper.  Perfect way to bring some sunshine inside when we are in the heart of winter.


All the greetings for these cards are from the PEACEFUL MOMENTS stamp set.  It’s a perfect all occasion greeting set that is becoming a “go to” for me.


Card Recipe:  (all the same)

  • Card Base:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • DSP:  4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Circle punches or dies to fit the size greetings you use


Supplies I Used

Here are the main supplies I used.  If you’d like to order these, or any other Stampin’ Up! products, just click any little picture to go to the store.  (and thanks for picking me to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!)

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Paper Snips



Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the “pretty” envelope tutorial.  As always, if you have questions or if I can help you with anything, just leave me a comment. Or, if you just want to let me know what you think of the projects today I love to hear from my readers!








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