There are lots of ways to match your envelope to your handmade card. And while I always thought I was doing a fairly good job at doing this, I found out recently apparently I wasn’t!

My post office is a pretty friendly place. We’ve had the same box number for over 25 years so I’ve gotten to know the ladies there well. They see tons of envelopes in all shapes, sizes and colours every single day.

So when I sent out this card to a close friend a few weeks ago I was surprised the next day. That’s when the post mistress exclaimed how beautiful the envelope was!

Stamp Your Envelope to Match Your Handmade Card
Creating coordinating envelopes is easy with rubber stamps

Now don’t get me wrong, I was thrilled she mentioned this particular envelope. But what I was surprised at was the next question she asked, “Is that what you do?”

I spent a few minutes telling her about my business and she said how it gave her a smile when she was sorting the previous afternoon.

I realized then this was a good lesson for me. Not only is taking the couple extra minutes to stamp the envelope a great way to add pizzazz for the card recipient, everyone along the postal route will share in the fun too!

Match Your Envelope to Your Handmade Card

While I rubber stamped the image on the envelope in the same colours and design as the card, there are other ways to decorate your envelopes too. Watch this video to see more ideas.

This card is made using the great Cactus Cuties bundle in the January to June 2022 Mini Catalogue. I think it’s been a bit underrated and I love it! I did get it especially to make a set of cards for my friend who is a huge succulents fan. Here’s another totally different bold and bright design you might like.

Stamp Your Envelope to Match Your Handmade Card
Add depth to your stamping by shading with a darker colour

Now how about a few tips for this card (which my friend loved BTW)?

  • I inked the cacti with Garden Green and added darker shading along the outside edges with Mossy Meadow with my sponge dauber then stamped onto Basic White cardstock
  • the terracotta pot was made exactly the same, but this time stamped with Cinnamon Cider and sponged with Early Espresso
  • the Cactus Builder punch doesn’t punch out all the shapes in this set, so I fussy cut around the plants and the pots
  • this colour scheme pairs wonderfully with the Bloom Where You’re Planted designer series paper (retiring on May 2nd!)
  • add a bit of texture to the strip of Cinnamon Cider by running it through the Bark 3D embossing folder

Do You Stamp Your Envelopes?

Let me know if you already do rubber stamp your envelopes to coordinate with your handmade card!

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I hope this post – and card – gives you a little shot of inspiration. And will make you think about who gets a kick out of the creations you send through the mail!

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Let’s look at the whole ensemble again.

Stamp Your Envelope to Match Your Handmade Card
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Now I’m going to challenge myself – and you – to match your envelope to your handmade card and impress everyone who sees it!

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