Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Make Your Own Pretty Envelopes

You know me, while browsing the world wide web, I happened across videos on how to make your own envelopes. I love the prints on card stock paper, so I gave it a try.

Here is my finished envelope.

Love the polka dots. And, of course, I chose pink!

Your first step in making your envelope is to chose your piece of 12x12 card stock paper.

 You then fold the paper in half, bringing two corners together.

Slightly press the middle of the paper to mark where the first fold will need to be placed.

Unfold the paper and bring in a corner of the paper so that the tip of this is meeting the middle of the paper that you just marked. Crease your fold.

Bring in the corner from the opposite side of the paper and fold in the exact same way. Crease this fold.

Your envelope should look like this at this point.

Now fold down the corner on the bottom of the envelope about an inch or so and crease this fold.

Bring this folded side up to the middle of the envelope. Crease both sides.

Almost finished! Now use a glue stick or roll tape to attach the bottom flap to the side flaps, making sure not to glue your envelope closed.

Bring the top flap down, crease, and you are finished.

You are now ready to fill your envelope with letters and goodies.

I reinforced the edges with scotch tape when I was finished, because my handsome husband said to do this just in case a stray edge was caught on a piece of machinery and ripped, everything inside would fall out. So after I placed my letter in the envelope, I taped all of the edges together.

When I went to the post office to mail the letter, it did cost slightly more because of the bigger envelope. With everything inside and the size of the envelope, I was charged
 91 cents to mail the package. When finished, you might need to use two or more stamps.

If you try this, let me know in the comments below. I would like to know what colorful card stock you chose!

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Have a blessed day!

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