Craftastic Envelope: DIY

>> Monday, December 14, 2009

I like sending letters and cards to people -- especially during the holiday season. It's so wonderfully old-fashioned. And I strongly believe these homemade envelopes ensure that my letters are the most fashionable ones circulating the entire country. Or something like that.

You can get in on the fun, too. Just follow these easy steps!

What you'll need . . .

  • Card stock or other paper (I used Amy Butler 12x12" sheets)
  • A used (or new) envelope in whatever size you are going for
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Stickers (or wax, etc. -- something to close the envelope)

Method . . .

  1. Gently deconstruct the used envelope. You will use this as a template to trace the newer, prettier one you're making.
  2. Trace around the envelop with your pencil on what will be the the INSIDE of the envelope you're making.
  3. Carefully cut around your template. Erase any pencil marks still left behind.
  4. Fold everything over in an envelope-like fashion (again, using the old envelope for inspiration), and then secure using double-sided tape.
  5. When you've written to your loved-one, simply fold your letter and secure the envelope with more double-sided tape and a sticker. Whatever you want to keep it sealed.

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