I have something other than a card to share with you today. When my Mom came to visit in November last year we took her to San Antonio and I snapped quite a few amateurish photos, and have wanted to put them together somehow and send it to her as a keepsake of her time here. Then just the other day, my life saver and wonderful next door neighbour friend, Lisa, told me about this tutorial she had found to make an "onion envelope"! Right, are you eyes burning yet?!!!
Ok, strange jokes aside, I decided that this would be the perfect "holder" for just a few photos. I am going to apologise ahead of time for a photo-heavy post, but I wanted to show you each layer. Of course, some pretty papers also do the trick. All the patterned papers you see are K & Co. I used a few Hero Arts stamps, one PTI stamp (Mums) and the awesome set from Ali Edwards at Technique Tuesday (all the sentiments) which literally was a match made in heaven for what I had planned.
An Onion Envelope is basically 2 self-created envelopes which are adhered to each other in the centre and then a 3rd piece of co-ordinating cardstock for the centre panel. You can embellish this as much or as little as you want, it's not meant to hold copious amounts of items, just enough for a great meaningful gift!
I hope you can get the gist of it in my photos. Here is the link to the tutorial from Virginia Nebel.
I hope you like it. This could be such a nice idea for a Valentines gift don't you think?