When I add a die to my tool box I look for ones that have multiple uses, like this policy envelope die from Graphic 45. The set contains lots of different dies from a policy envelope to decorative corners, but I look for things I can make beyond the standard cuts.
And as you’ve guessed that’s the topic of this blog post. Here are three different types of pockets I made using the policy envelope die that aren’t policy envelopes.
Vertical Tag and Pocket Made with the Graphic 45 Policy Envelope Die
First up is a vertical pocket and tag made using the policy envelope die.
The vertical pocket and tag will be added to my junk journal, but it’s a great way to give a gift card or add a journal spot to a mini album or scrapbook page.
For this pocket I turned the policy envelope upside down, meaning the top flap is at the bottom. By folding the top flap in first the hole cut by the die is covered. And I covered the hole on the side flap by placing it on the inside.
I made two tags for the vertical pocket from this beautiful Graphic 45 paper cut to size, then punched with the scallop corner chomper.
The larger tag fits inside the pocket, while the smaller one is tucked behind a decoration cut from the A Portrait of a Lady collection.
Horizontal Pocket and Tag
Yes, you can make the above tag in a horizontal fashion, but I constructed this tag a bit different.
Used the policy envelope die to cut the shape, then I cut off the top flap. When I glued the envelope together I folded the flap with the hole in it down first, then glued the other flap on top and the small one last.
Cut a piece of paper from the collection to size, then decorated it with a tiny tag and a quote.
Here’s how it looks with the tag inserted. I like the detail of the V shape on the right side that the die creates.
The last thing I made with the policy envelope die is a deconstructed envelope.
Again I cut some of the paper with the policy envelope die to make this variation.
The deconstructed envelope is lined with blank paper, so it’s a great place to journal. And the blank paper covers the small holes cut by the die on the inside.
To cover the small hole on the outside of the bottom flap I cut a border strip using another die in the set, then positioned it so the hole is covered. Love the detail it adds.
Covered the small hole cut by the die on the right flap with an image cut from the paper collection. A paperclip decorated with a rosebud from Graphic 45 Rose Bouquet collection is the perfect closure for this deconstructed envelope.
From one single die I was able to make four different types of journal card holders for my junk journal. These three, plus of course the policy envelopes in my prior post.
I love it when a die is as versatile as this one, so it’s a great addition to my tool box.
Please stop back to see some creative ways to use other dies in this set in my next post on the FotoBella blog. In the meantime check out my Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook pages to see other projects I’m creating.
Scrapbook with Lynda