I know, I know, it is the New Year already. And I did in fact have a big pot of black-eyed peas and cabbage yesterday on, 1-1-11, with a little cornbread on the side.
But today, I will take a step back into 2010 to celebrate Christmas with my little family. It is the way they wanted it. In just a few minutes, as soon as I finish this post, I will go to the kitchen to start the turkey, dressing and gravy. We will also have a broccoli and rice dish and probably mashed potatoes and of course for those brats in the family who only eat mac and cheese, there will be that too. A delicious cherry congealed salad and pecan pie was prepared yesterday.
So here I am starting the year with a little show and tell of my money gift envelopes.
I learned about this really cool scoring board from my friend Zorana
. She used one in her new online class
(for a totally different project) and I swear, I never knew such a thing existed.
So of course, I had to have one. And of course, I had to play
with it. I made the cutest little gift envelopes with this gadget. The big bucks envelopes are in the top photo and though you can't tell the second picture is a larger envelope and they hold the iTunes gift cards. Which is another cool thing I discovered.
This is the Martha Stewart Scoring board and it comes with this handy corner template that makes scoring the sheet on a diagonal for envelopes so simple.
Basically, you can make any size envelope with a square or rectangle of paper or cardstock. I used scrapbooking paper for the smaller envelopes and card stock for the larger ones.
So here is how:
On opposite corners of the square, you score the same distance from the point in. Then on the other two opposite corners, you score the sames distance but a little further from the point.
In other words: Start with and 8" square of paper. Let's say the points are Point A, B, C, D. On point A and C, you score 2" in from the point. And on points B and D, you score 2.5" in from the point.
This will leave a little triangle at the edge where the to score lines intersect. With scissors, you clip that little triangle off. The photo to the left shows the little triangles laying to the right of the score board.
You can leave them plain or you can play
like I did and decorate them. I spent way too much time doing this but I sure did enjoy it.
Now I'm off to cook.
Happy New Year!!!