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ScrapScene Contest: “Altered Envelopes”

ScrapScene’s Scrapbook Contest:

“Altered Envelopes”


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Samples above show samples of altered envelopes . (Click to enlarge) From left to right: Artchick‘s altered envelope, CitrusFaire‘s altered envelope, butterfly in stitched vellum envelope, glassine envelope in mini book, kraft envelope as journaling base on a layout, Anke‘s triangular envelope, Wiccked‘s altered envelope, TrayPup‘s altered bird envelopes.


Sponsored by:

Cocoa Daisy, Scrapbook Bakery and Scrapbooking and Wedding Supplies




The Challenge: You’ve made cards before, but have you altered an envelope? Envelopes are often the lowly and forgotten much needed card accessory, but they have so many possibilities. You can make it into a unique shape, you can decorate it to match a card, you can turn it into a mini book, you can create ‘mail art,’ or you can even use it as a base for a scrapbook layout. This contest is pretty wide open, so show us what you can do with an envelope. Entries will be judged on overall appeal as well as creativity. Let’s see what you can come up with!

Inspiration: Need some inspiration? Take a look at some of these tutorials and artwork to give you some ideas:

Jill Assman of Follow Your Bliss shows some mail art she made here.

Kitschy-Koo has a tutorial here on making your own envelopes.

Printables has some mini office envelope templates here and mini manilla envelope templates here.

Jen at Craftster shows some Da Vinci calendars she turned into envelopes here.

PaperCrafts Magazine has a few simple ideas here. and here.

Ali Edwards has a couple of examples here and here.

Ali was inspired by these envelopes at Remake’s Etsy shop here.

PaintChip shows an envelope accordian album she made here. She also has another envelope book here.

How to Enter: Anyone residing in any country can enter up to 3 projects. To enter, email a photo of your project to us at [email protected] and we will post it up in our onsite contest gallery for you. ** Please do not submit anymore than 3 photos of your project and please try to keep photos under 150 kb each.** By submitting, you agree to ScrapScene displaying your entry on our website. If you require us to take it down for a future submission elsewhere, please let us know and we will do so. To view contest entries as they come in, you can go to our gallery here. (All entries will be acknowledged via email within a couple of days.  Please also give us a couple of days to upload your photos into the gallery).

Deadline: Deadline for all entries is Thursday night, October 18th, 2007 11:59 p.m. EST. Once the deadline has been reached, we will select one winner based on creativity and overall appeal. On Monday, October 22nd, a winner will be announced.

Sponsors: This contest is sponsored by generous donations from the following companies:

Cocoa Daisy is a popular kit club which includes many unique papers and embellishments that you won’t find elsewhere. Their featured designer this month is Jamie Waters. You can see her designs here. Their current Design Team is shown here. Visit Cocoa Daisy’s gallery for lots of great ideas in using their products. To get some ideas for using the “Age of Aquarius” kit which is Cocoa Daisy’s sponsored prize, please click here.

Scrapbook Bakery is a great source for all your scrapbooking supplies. They also have beautiful kits available. This bakery-themed shop has downloadable ‘recipe cards’ showing ‘ingredients’ and ‘directions’ for creating their projects. Purchases are shipped out in a hot pink bakery box wrapped in ribbon! This month, the featured designer is Tena Sprenger. You can see her designs on the home page here. Check out Scrapbook Bakery’s Inspiration Gallery for tons of great ideas for creating your layouts.

Scrapbooking and Wedding Supplies is an online eBay shop specializing in fibres, stickers and paper piecings. This month, (September), they have a free gift with sticker purchase available. See their home page for details. Right now there are limited quantities of Halloween-themed paper piecings in the shop. Check often as their supplies change frequently.

Grand Prize for ONE winner is ALL of the following:

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Includes the following:

Patterned Paper: Sassafras Lass – Merry Paper, Paper Martini – Love Beads, Flower Power, Go-Go Boots, Bell Bottoms, Autumn Leaves MOD – Smitten Die-cut circle, Smitten Links, Scenic Route Belleville – Snowdrift, Swiss Alps, Paper Adventure Fern Velvet Dots Paper, Handmade Green Swirl with silver glitter (8 1/2″ x 11″)

Cardstock: Bazzill – Olive, Wisteria, Forget-Me-Not, Pansy Flower shaped, Classic White

Embellishments: Bazzill Zippered Album (white), Paper Candy Groovy Bubbles Acryliccocoadaisyprizedetail.JPG Stamp, Fancy Pants Funky Freestyle biggest chipboard (1 sheet), American Crafts Remarks Sarah Script (white), Doodlebug Buttons – Seaglass assorted (1/2 pkg.), My Mind’s Eye Magnolia Serene “Joy” Rubons, Bazzill Bitty Blossoms (Apple Green & White), Knock-Knock Journaling Blocks, Craft Pedlars Vanilla Round Box, Purple Oval Cut-out Crystals, Turquoise Flower Sequins, Irredescent Sequins

Ribbon: May Arts Olive String/Loop Ribbon, and Wired Puffs (purple), American Crafts Purple Davis Polka Dots, Skein of Peacock Blue Embroidery Floss

Scrapbook Bakery – K & Company coordinated kit (shown at left)

Includes the following:scrapbookbakeryprize.jpg

1 – 12″x12″ Album, 1 – 6″x6″ Album

3 sets of different Alphabet Stickers

1 sheet of Epoxy Accents

2 sheets 3D stickers

1 sheet Rubons

35 sheets of 6″x6″ Patterned Paper

Scrapbooking and Wedding SuppliesIncludes the following:

18 Assorted Stickers

25 – 1 yard Assorted Fibre Pieces

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ScrapScene is also offering to do a spotlight interview on the winner featuring some of their work. This is a great opportunity for exposure! Some of our past winners and contest entrants have been contacted for Design Team positions and other opportunities.

We hope you will have fun with this and will come and join us!

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