Saturday, May 18, 2013

Fun with Kreate-a-lope!

Today a few friends and I are having a little fun with a product called Kreate-a-lope!  It's an envelope template created by Nick Romer.  You can see an awesome video featuring Nick using the template at his website!

Today we are featuring the A2 template but there are other sizes and box templates available at the website. The cool thing about the Kreate-a-Lope is that you can make an envelope quickly as no cutting or tracing is necessary and you can also use ANY kind of paper...cardstock, patterned paper, old gift wrap, newspaper...the sky is the limit!

I stamped some cards and created coordinating envelopes.  I always end up buying plain old white ones from the store and I must admit that these look so much better and it was easy and fun to make them.

Up first is an envelope made from some beautiful vintage wrapping paper.  A family friend used to direct the fragrance department at Macy's and he gave me some of the paper that was used to wrap the perfume bottles!

It's shiny gold and lovely!  I made a coordinating card using this peacock feather from a set by Market Street Stamps called "Wild."

Stamped the background feathers using Delicata gold ink.  I stamped a single feather separately and colored it with Copic markers and cut it out.  The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps Camellia set.

This second envelope was made with denim patterned paper. I think it really looks like it's made out of fabric!

The lovely border is stamped with Waltzingmouse Stamps French Country and heat embossed with white powder.

Stamped a cheery coordinating card using more images from WMS French Country and the sunshine from My Island.

Here is a look at some more envelopes cut with Kreate-a-lope...

Love this woodgrain envelope...another "authentic" look created with patterned paper from Recollections.  The envelope on the right is actually made from a cool paper bag that I got at a local craft store!   I haven't sealed these yet, but when I do I will be using the cool "Lick and Stick" envelope glue also available at  You apply it along the edge, let it dry, and then just remoisten it when you are ready to send it out!

Thanks so much to Nick for sending these fun products to all of us!  He is having a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds in order to make more sizes of templates.  You can make a pledge and get your own Kreate-a-lope HERE. Or you can purchase these items at his website HERE.

Now off you go to see some more awesome projects featuring the "Kreate-a-lope"!

(who will be joining us later today due to traveling layovers :)!

Peacock card:
Stamps:  Market Street Stamps "Wild" and Waltzingmouse Stamps "Camellia"
Paper:  Papertrey Ink Rustic White, vintage wrapping paper
Ink:  Delicata Gold, Memento Paris Dusk, Copic markers
Other:  Kreate-a-Lope envelope template (A2 size), rhinestone

Rooster card:
Stamps:  French Country and My Island, both Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  Simple Stories "Summer Fresh", Recollections Denim paper, Papertrey Ink Rustic White
Ink:  Stampin Up  Real Red & Not Quite Navy, Fresh Ink in Harvest, and VersaMark
Other:  Kreate-a-Lope envelope template (A2 size), twine, Spellbinders Square Nestabilities

Other envelopes:  Recollections "Wood Floor" paper, newsprint shopping bag


Julia Aston said...

Beautiful envelopes Kelly! That peacock feather one is so vibrant -and your matching card is awesome! I was so lazy - I didn't make cards to match my envelopes yet! I love the envelope and card with the French Country stampings!

Cathy Weber said...

Wow. Yur card and envelopes are beautiful Kelly...I love the denim envelope, so perfect with your French Country card. You really are a genius when it comes to creativity, the peacock paper is beautiful on an envelope. Can you imagine getting that in the mailbox? Great job!

Renee said...

I love them all!
Can you imagine opening your mailbox to that peacock feather...
you would want to see what exotic surprise was hidden in that!
And that denim...
I die!!
Same with the woodgrain...
and I have some of those bags!!
I think mine are smaller though...
I don't think I could get an envelope out of them...
but I just love them all!! :)

Kim Heggins said...

Kelly, all of your envelopes are amazing. It is so fun to see what you pulled out of the envelopes and makes it so fun for who ever you send the cards too. Such a clever and fun idea!