I had another idea for envelopes ~ wrapping paper! I love using pretty magazines when I can find them ~ my favorite so far being the Ideals magazines I found at the library book sale back in the fall, and I know some people use old calendar pages. There are probably lots of other possibilities too!
So here is a little tutorial of my adventures today!
This is the template that my husband made me when I wanted some envelopes for cardmaking
It is 10 x 81/2 which includes the little side flaps
Just lay the template onto the paper you are working on ~ a roll of wrapping paper in this instance, and cut around. You can trace around it and then cut it out if you’d rather
Now we are ready to fold and glue!
Fold over the side flaps first and crease
Now bring up the bottom piece and crease
I glue just along the side edges of the bottom piece and maybe a little on the bottom of the flap pieces and press into place
Now bring the top flap down ~ A straight edge is helpful to me when folding the pieces and making a crease
The finished envelope! I do really like this size envelope because it will fit cards that I like to use for cardmaking or a letter
After I put the contents inside the envelope, I just use a glue stick again to seal down the top piece
A couple more envelopes. Although not quite as pretty ~ I do like the checked kraft paper one as it is a little more sturdy. A saw some kraft wrapping paper at the Dollar Tree that had red balloons on it that would make cute envelopes for birthday cards!
As for labels, sometime I would like to get some real labels that you put in the printer, but so far I have just made my own labels on the computer, cut them out and then use a piece of packaging tape to stick them on! Sometimes I like to put the return address label on the back flap to keep the front a little less cluttered and pretty!
I would love to see your envelopes if you make some ~ I’m sure there are so many ways to be creative with this! I just love pretty mail! 🙂
Have a blessed & joyous day!