Wednesday, May 1, 2013

WOYWW #204 & a Giveaway

I was asked by Nick Romer to review his cool product called the "Kreate-a-lope" envelope maker and I can honestly say that it's so fast and easy, it's quite addicting.  I've never made my own envelopes before because they seemed too time consuming but Nick's Kreate-a-lope lets you whip them out in just a few SECONDS!

It's what's on my desk tonight so I thought I'd share it with my WOYWW friends so you can see how easy it is. 

I picked my paper, laid the template over it, centering the open square over my design then I just pulled the paper along the edge of the Kreate-a-lope template. 

 
I was pleasantly surprised to see how easily it tore and how neat the torn the edges were.  Just ever so slightly shabby.  The instructions say you can trim them if you want to but I like them as is.
 

 
You just flip the paper over, place the template on the paper again, place the center template in place, then remove the large template and fold.  There's a nifty video here.

 
 
Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy! Add a little Lick and Stick (this stuff is awesome too!) and you're done!
 
 
Nick is raising money to make even more sizes of Kreate-a-lopes.  He's got a page on Kickstarter so you can get in on the action.  AND if you make a donation, he'll send you some free templates.  The details are at the link.
 
I think this is a fantastic, well made and economical product!  Nick's got some great sample envelopes on the Kickstarter page as well.  You can even enlarge photographs and make them into envelopes.  Now your cards can have matching envelopes!  By the way, I spied some other neat templates on his site for bags and boxes.  Gotta go, I've got some shopping to do.
 
Be sure to pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and see what else is happening on work desks all over the world for WOYWW#204. 
 
I've got little giveaway for you too.  Remember the scrap bag I told you about here?  Well, I'm giving it away.  There's everything from full yards to little pieces of lots and lots of May Arts goodness in there. 
 

 
Front side




Back side

All you have to do is leave a comment on THIS POST and tell me what YOU think of the Kreate-a-lope and follow my blog if you don't already.

I'll draw a winner on the 13th of May....it's a special day.  ;-)


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27 comments:

~Sue C said...

How COOL is that Kreate-a-lope?! I headed over to his site and plan to make a donation in a few. Thanks for sharing it on your blog. I'm thinking of ways to use it already! lol! This would be perfect for creating mini albums (using envelopes as pages) and not have to "cover" the plain envelopes but use the papers to create the envelopes! Revolutionary! LOL! I have an envelope mini on my desk right now that I'm putting together. Such a pain to cover but not any more! Love it. Happy Wednesday! SueC#107

Charlene said...

Holy Moley, Sue! What a terrific idea!!

susibee said...

Love your envelope and the paper is perfect:)

Enjoy the rest of WOYWW. Susi #65

Brenda said...

The Kreate-a lope is incredibly clever!

Robyn said...

Love the name and I love to tear paper, so I think it looks great!
always glad to see a new product.
If he wants to send me one I'd be happy to review it and maybe use it in my demo's.
Best of luck with his Kickstarter.
thanks for visiting and welcoming me to your place.
robyn 98

Gita said...

What pretty paper for the envelope. That idea looks nifty. Brigita #130

Denise Bryant said...

Love the envelope you made! Kreate-a-lope looks like a great tool to have!
Thanks for a chance to win your bag of scrap ribbon.... I am already a follower here!

Candace said...

that is a fabulous idea!

Happy WOYWW, have a great week

Candace #58

Dianne said...

Great project, thanks for the visit, I have to admit I was here earlier:), I made envelopes from magazine pages a few years back and I love to create my own envelopes sadly no tools just my hands heheh. Have a wonderful creative day

Karen said...

That envelope maker is just amazing! I don't have anything like it to help my charity cardmaking, so thought I'd add my name to your prize draw hat! Love your blog and am now a follower too. Happy WOYWW! Karen 133 x

Ria Gall said...

the envelope template looks amazing and so simple to use I will be back later to check the video out
Happy WOYWW enjoy the rest of your week and I hope you get plenty of crafting time
Ria #113

Nikki said...

Very Kewl Template like how quick it is I just started making envelopes lately and this would quicken it up for sure thanks for sharing this hugs Nikki # 40

scrapn_momof2 said...

Looks super easy to use. Will have to check that out.

Annette said...

wow wee that is so cool.. love that cool envelope template...

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh man...I have one of these and forgot about it...sure to go get it out now and give it a whirl!!! Love that paper you used for your envie too! Miss you! Sue

dix said...

Oh My, those envelope templates are so cool. I want to learn how to make some for myself...and plan to research more! Thanks for sharing. dix---

Pallavi said...

Cool envelope template!! Looks fun!

sandra de said...

Now that is a clever little device. Certainly better and quicker then my usual method. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello.
Sandra @101

{VICKI} said...

OMG! LOve it!
I've never heard of Kreate-a-lope
but what a great idea!
Thanks for the chance
i already follow

Annie said...

Sorry I am so late calling by but life has been manic here. I've been chasing my tail all morning trying to catch up with my sewing work.
Love the Kreate-a-lope.
Hugs,
A x # 37

Kim's Creations said...

I love making envelopes and people love getting them just makes the card that much more special. Great idea, looks really easy.
Kim #111

Judy McCarthy said...

I have been to a demo on how to make envelopes, but of course have forgotten.This method looks so easy! Thanks for sharing.
That Giveaway looks terrific.Love to be in the draw.Thanks for lovely comment on my blog.

Thanks
Judy

Eliza said...

Charlene,

Like usual a very intersting post thanks for the information regarding the envelope template, I think I will have to pop on over and look into getting one, or more.
The bonus is that you can make the envelope to match the card, now I am off to see if he does the 6 x 6 envelopes.

Happy Belated WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 126

tangledpen said...

Takes time to hop through all the WOYWW links - well, i made it to your's! :)
Neat thing, this envelope template, isn't it?! I use it too! I made a batch of envelope a few weeks ago and even posted them on my blog...
Anyway - cheers from Sweden!
Jana
# 108

Angie Secrest said...

I got mine when they first came out from QVC, I've loved it for years! The beauty for me was being able to make cards of different sizes and have envelopes for them! Great review!
Angie #96

Indy said...

I love the Kreate-a-Lope! I never make my envelopes because it seems time consuming. You've definitely made me reconsider!
{hugs}
Indy

ike said...

Now that is really cool - I like the Kreate-a-Lope a lot. So simple :-D
I don't get QVC here in Greece - used to see it in UK and really miss watching to see all the new, cool stuff !! :-(
That little bag of goodies looks wonderful - got my eye on those lil' ghosties :-D
Thank you for the chance to win some pretties :-D :-)
Hugz
IKE xxx

WOYWW #93