How to make a vellum wrap – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop April ’22…

Hello and welcome, thank you so much for stopping by this blog post today, where I am going to show you how to make a vellum wrap for your cards. Vellum is an awesome product, but it can be hard to know how to use it, so do read on to find out more!

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This month is the Creativity Abounds Stamp Camp, featuring the Symbols of Fortune suite. If you purchased the suite from me you will have automatic entry into this awesome event, for no extra charge, and this project is the one that I will be sharing how to make during the bonus Facebook Live on the 30th April, so you will get all of the measurements and instructions from that video!!

A handmade card in green and grey with a crane on, showing how to make a vellum wrap

What is vellum? Vellum is a speciality type of paper that originates from the 16th or 17th century. It was originally made from animal skin, and was a very early form of paper. Nowadays, it is a semi-transparent ‘paper’ often used in cardmaking, but it’s properties can make it difficult to adhere, because you can often see the glue through the vellum.

One of the ways that you can get around this problem is to make a vellum wrap for your card. Simply cut the vellum to the desired height, but when you cut the width cut it 1″ or 2.5cm wider than the layer underneath. Then simply score it at 1/2″ or 1.25cm on either end and then fold and burnish the score lines.

A handmade card in green and grey with a crane on, showing how to make a vellum wrap

Then all you need to do is simply fold the edges underneath the layer (in this case the DSP) and glue in place on the back, then stick your layer to the card front. Very simple but a very effective way of making sure there are no unsightly glue marks!

The Creativity Abound blog hop team is a lovely group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world, who come together to share their creativity with you, and get you crafting with confidence. If you want to join our next Stamp Camp, we will be using the Hues of Happiness suite from the brand new 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue, and all you need to do to join the fun is purchase this suite from me!

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