DIY Stationery - Watermelon Button and String Envelopes - Maritza Lisa: DIY Watermelon Button and String Envelopes - Add a summery touch to your DIY stationery with this watermelon shape. Click through for the tutorial

As you may (or may not know), I was born and proudly raised in a little gem of the Caribbean – Trinidad and Tobago. My fondest memories were always impromptu treats on our way to or from the beach. One favorite stop (and there…were…many) was the fruit stand, specifically for watermelon. Our little family would pull up and park at the side of the road, and I remember the ladies of the family piling out and inspecting each whole watermelon, as though tapping for hidden treasure. After much sampling, discussing, bargaining, a purchase was made. I can’t complain, because it was always gold. Intoxicatingly sweet and delicious. This week’s free shape from Silhouette brought back those happy memories and inspired me to make these little watermelon envelopes. Want to see how I made them?


The What

The How

Step 1: I opened a copy of my envelope from this post, and this week’s free shape in Silhouette Studio. Since I won’t need the flap, I deleted it, but added a little circle for the string

 

DIY Stationery - Watermelon Button and String Envelopes - Maritza Lisa

 

Step 2: I then ungrouped and colored (with the Fill tool) the Watermelon shapes and re-grouped them together. AFter grouping, I set the Cut Settings to Cut Edge

DIY Stationery - Watermelon Button and String Envelopes - Maritza Lisa

 

Step 3:  I used the circle tool to fit the back of the watermelon, then Print and Cut on cardstock

DIY Stationery - Watermelon Button and String Envelopes - Maritza Lisa

Step 4: I stacked about 5 of the circles and glued them together

DIY Stationery - Watermelon Button and String Envelopes - Maritza Lisa

Step 5: Then glued the stack to the back. For the top button, I glued the string between the 2 last circles in the stack (sweet mo’, I need a mani!)

DIY Stationery - Watermelon Button and String Envelopes - Maritza Lisa

DIY Stationery - Watermelon Button and String Envelopes - Maritza Lisa

Step 6: I cut and assembled my envelope with glue

DIY Stationery - Watermelon Button and String Envelopes - Maritza Lisa

Step 7: The string attached to the top button went through the hole in the envelope, then was bothe top and bottom buttons were glued to the envelope

DIY Stationery - Watermelon Button and String Envelopes - Maritza Lisa

With a cute insert or tag, I am now set to use my new watermelon button and string envelopes! How will you create your button and string envelopes?

DIY Stationery - Watermelon Button and String Envelopes - Maritza Lisa: DIY Watermelon Button and String Envelopes - Add a summery touch to your DIY stationery with this watermelon shape. Click through for the tutorial

DIY Stationery - Watermelon Button and String Envelopes - Maritza Lisa: DIY Watermelon Button and String Envelopes - Add a summery touch to your DIY stationery with this watermelon shape. Click through for the tutorial

Looking for some more inspiration? Take a look at my other Silhouette projects.