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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

How to not organize a party, or, envelope DIY


According to the party planning list, on Tuesday morning I am supposed to call my friends, and ask them to surrender
their plates, glasses, cutlery and chairs to me.

I actually manage to sit down at my desk, when I remember that Eva is in urgent need of some warm clothes.
Seeing that she has a birthday coming up, I decide to give her money so she can go and buy herself pants and some sweat-shirts for winter.
She will probably come back with flimsy t-shirts and about a hundred pairs of earrings, but it will at least be to her liking
(her mum's great taste doesn't really cut it anymore...).

Of course I immediately have to make something to present the money in style!

My lovely friend Esther regularly gives me the sweetest little envelopes she makes herself, and I decide to do something similar. Esther even provides a template for the envelopes!

I used different paper I cut out from a magazine, glueing things on top of each other until I liked the look of it.


Here is the finished product:






And now it is once again time to cook lunch...

If anybody wants to lend me 20 champagne glasses, please let me know :-).




Lots of love,




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30 comments:

  1. What a great idea! And much more personal for your daughter :-)

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  2. Hey, I'm a new follower via BlogLovin'!

    Sarah @ Crafting and Creativity

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  3. What a lovely little envelope. It reminds me of the dolls you made. Truly adorable.

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  4. You definitely get the great mom award Jutta! There's a lot of love wrapped up in the making of such a treasure. Sweet!
    Liz

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  5. Your envelope is beautiful! What a lovely way to give the money to your daughter. I hope someone comes up with the champagne glasses :)

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  6. Jutta that is so cute and so you! Eva will love what's inside more, but she'll appreciate your thoughtfulness when she's older probably!

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  7. That's a great idea. I'm not sure I would have the patience to make mine look as great but I love how your's turned out! ~ Maureen

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  8. Wow! This is so sweet & love this envelope! Looks fabulous & at first I was thinking that it was to be frame! Looks simply so lovely that I would have framed it up! Great job again, Jutta dear! Lots of love & hugs goes your way & to dear Eva! :)

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  9. This is the best paper craft I've seen in a while! I'm pinning it!

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  10. That is adorable... I'd love getting a sweet envelope like that myself :) I hope you'll come link up at my party going on now
    http://www.salttree.net/2012/06/open-call-tuesdays-7-giveaway.html

    Hope to see you there!

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  11. siebenhundertsachen6 June 2012 at 16:15

    Hey! This is a very nice tutorial and a cute envelope. However, the MMM (Me made Mittwoch) attempts to allow people to show their selfmade clothes. So the platform is not meant for other crafty projects. Please do not take this critique as an offense.

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  12. What a lovely little envelope, and filled with money couldn't get better than that!!

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  13. Cute! I'm a new linky follower and would love if you came over and followed me back at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  14. I'm a linky follower now :) Such a cute yet simple project. Thanks for linking up with me on Wow Us Wednesday!

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  15. What a great idea!! Such fun way to give a gift of money or just to have a card inside! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  16. That's a neat and cute idea! It's like a mixed media art! Thanks for linking this up at Paassion Parade :) Have a nice day!

    xo
    Myric

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  17. love it! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo P.S. the new giveaway was posted today.

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  18. I wish had some glasses to share with you!

    This is such a sweet card-it's very creative and so very personal too!

    My weekly Say G'Day Party has just started! Please pop on over if you have a minute-I'd be thrilled if you could join in and share this great post.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  19. If I had twenty champagne glasses, they would be on the way to ya! So sorry but I only have two these days:( What a personal sweet adorable card. Thank you so much for sharing it at Freedom Fridays. Have a Super Terrific Weekend! (and so hoping you found your champagne glasses)

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  20. Jutta, This is beautiful and so much more personalized. Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Thursday last week. I couldn’t do these parties without you. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great weekend.
    Michelle

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  21. Love these! I once received a letter in a similar envelope YEARS ago and still remember. It's a great change from a boring white one for sure.

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  22. Soooo cute! I love this idea of just taking what you have and making it into something not only useful, but beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week~

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  23. Kawaii!! That is so cute! I love it and the thoughtfulness that went into it.

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  24. This is really cute! I used to make envelopes too! I like how you put several layers together to make the envelope.

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  25. I love the envelope!! I wish I had some glasses you could borrow.:) Thanks for sharing with us at Link it Up Thursday.

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  26. Oh my goodness! Cute! Thanks for sharing with us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We'll see you next week! -The Sisters

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  27. Oh, ... yet another adorable idea by you! (smile) Lovely. Thank you for linking it up with us at http://www.FineCraftGuild.com .

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  28. Love the envelope, very cute!
    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

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  29. Envelope is sooooooo creative ~ love it ~
    thanks for linking up with Magical Monday Meme at A Creative Harbor ~ hope to see you there again ~

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