I embossed the envelop with the Victoria folder. You have to emboss it in sections and I did end up with some creases and overlap...but I just covered those areas with ribbon. I found this ribbon in the $1 bin at Michael's last year...it's wonderful ribbon! Part of the Halloween line they had.
After I embossed the envelope, I made a topper for it. I cut some black cardstock big enough to fold over the top, then trimmed one edge with a Fiskars punch. I added some bits of Halloween paper, a button, a fussy cut bat, and more ribbon.
The envelope is the perfect size for stuffing with candies, tea bags, cocoa packets, seed packets, gift cards, coupons, a book mark, etc. All sorts of cool stuff can fit in there! What an EASY gift bag...cheap to make too! I may make some Christmas-y ones to pass out in my neighborhood this year. They'd be perfect!
ETA: I also want to say "Happy Birthday" to my dad and to my daughter. My dad would have been 81 yesterday, may he rest in peace. I sure miss him and find it hard to believe he's been gone for 12 years. Here is a layout I made a year or so ago - showing my dad at age 20 or 21, holding my oldest brother.
My daughter will be 14 tomorrow! I am not sure how time has passed so quickly. She's sure growing up into a wonderful young lady! Here is a layout I made at the beginning of summer. The photo was taken in Hawaii this past May.That's it for today! Check in on Sunday for the 365 Cards sketch!