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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I am hoping to share my passion for making hand made greeting cards. So - why "Always with a Heart"? Well this is for two reasons. Firstly, it is because every card I produce always carries a heart on it somewhere. This can be big and bold or small and almost hidden - the fun sometimes is just trying to find it! Secondly it is because I put my heart into everything I produce. I hope that any visitors enjoy seeing what I post. If you drop by then please leave me a comment so that I know you called. It would be nice to know that you have found my heart in what I do.


Saturday, 26 March 2011


Hi Everyone

A quick catch up before heading off out for an Indian at a new restaurant that has opened up in town .. .. one of those where you can take your own drinks so it makes for a reasonable night out.

Today's share is to show off my very first envelope .. . woo hoo!!!  I am so happy!!!

A while ago a bought a Sizzix die to cut the lovely cards below not considering whether or not I could get an envelope to fit (lesson learned there).

I made some lovely wedding invites with it but have never been able to get any envelopes I was happy with so whilst at the NEC on Thursday I visited the Sizzix stand in the hope that they did a die that would cut a suitable envelope .. .. yes they did .. .. it was classed as an American A2 sized envelope and the die was going to be discontinued so was in the bargain bin.

I was well excited until I saw the die.  It cut loads of pieces that I was going to have to stick together!!  I felt it was going to take longer to make the envelope than the invitation itself.  Suffice to say .. .. I didn't buy the die.

Who do I see later .. .. the lady demonstrating the Scor-pal.  Will it do A2 sized envelopes I asked?  "Oh, yes" was the reply and she promptly made one.  

One Scor-pal sold!!

So here is the wedding invitation and it's custom made envelope.  I am well chuffed (it doesn't take much to keep me happy).  Not the right colour .. .. but hey .. .. at least my card fits in without sliding about everywhere like it did in all the pre-bought ones.

I am picturing some snazzy envelopes appearing!!

The card base was made with Sizzix Die:  "655970" Floral Flourish Card and my envelope done on the Scor-pal (and much more easily than it would have been using the envelope die I am sure).

I have just put a piece of double sided sellotape across the flap ready for peeling and sealing.

I have just shown my lovely hubby and he said that all I need now is a little something that will emboss on the flap with the words "Always With A Heart" and my little heart.   Mmmmm... I like the sound of that.  Anyone know where I would start looking to find such a wonderful thing?

OK - time for me to wander off and get ready for going out.

Have a lovely evening everyone.  See you tomorrow with my snippet make(s).



Anonymous said...

Stunning, just stunning! xxxx

lisa said...

Well done, Jules on tracking down something to make your envelopes, that's what I call dedication and they look as though they fit your stunning card perfectly. What a gorgeous die that is on the edge of your card.
Enjoy your Indian and have a great Sunday.
Hugs Lisax

Anonymous said...

Love it Jules, and I love that Floral Flourish Card Die!!!! are you trying t lead me stray? so gorgeously done!!!

pinky said...

Thats just gorgeous Jules, well done on making the envelope. Don't know where you would get the embossed words though.

Scrappymax said...

Oh Jules this is stunning, I have so missed visiting your blog and seeing your gorgeous creations.
Max x

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules - just catching up on your beautiful blog - you have been very busy and the wedding stationery is stunning, you look to have had a good day at the NEC. Enjoy the rest of the weekend x Susan x

Lynne K said...

Wow! Fantasic envelope, Jules! ;-) Oh, and the card is simply stunning!

I found a US site that makes custom embossers: Looks to be just what you need.

And a UK company where you could enquire.

Also Blade Rubber Stamps came up in Google as having embossers, but I don't know whether they would do one to your own design - maybe.

I seem to remember a while ago, there was a catalogue (one of those which fall out of magazines) advertising them too, but haven't seen it recently. Sorry I can't remember which catalogue. Hope you manage to get one anyway. xx

loftylass said...

Another gorgeous card Jules (I think this one will be a winner!) The die is one to die for..
You'll have to give us a tutorial on envelopes in the future (please) well done you.......
The embossing idea would be wonderful for all your orders - well done hubby.... tfs

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules that is fabulous, love your invite and the envelope looks gorgeous. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Hi Jules . . . hope you enjoyed your meal out. Stunning invite you've made there, so pleased you are happy with your Score Pal. I'm an Enveloper Pro girl myself . . . might check out the Score Pal too though!!!!

Off to make some thing snippety and get out an old stamp too . . .

Hugs, Sandra

Juls said...

wow this is just so stylish!!! Hugs Juls

Jennifer said...

Really beautiful Jules. Love the flourish die xx Jenny xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jules

That card die - gorgeous - right add that to my ever expanding list....