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"Open When" Letters

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I seen a picture online of open when letters, which are letters you customise and make for your loved one. An example being "open when.. You're having a bad day". I could not find any good source to help me in making these letters for a birthday gift for my boyfriend (which he absolutely loved by the way) so thought I would take step by step pictures and show you how to do them! Enjoy!:)
 
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Step 1: Gather Your Equipment

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First step is to get together all the equipment you're going to need, which are as follows:
• A pair of scissors
• White paper
• Coloured card
• A stick of glue
• A pen
• Confetti
• Surprises to put in the letters

Step 2: Print Designs On The Card

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The next step is to print off different designs on all the different coloured card. These are going to be your envelopes. Of course you can just but regular envelopes but where would the fun be in that?:) plus the colours and different designs look way nicer than a plain old white envelope!

Step 3: Draw Out The Shape Of An Envelope

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Next you have to take an envelope (I used a 5x7 so it would fit on an A4 page) and trace all around it so that it makes a template for your envelope.

Step 4: Cut It Out

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Exactly what it say! Cut out your template and you should have something like what's in the picture.

Step 5: Fold In All The Sides

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Fold in the sides the same way the envelope you started with was folded.

Step 6: Glue

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Put some glue along each side of the bottom flap, which is the one with the straight top. (Make sure you only glue the sides! If you glue the top it will stick to the inside of the envelope.)

Step 7: Fold

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Fold in the two side flaps and fold the bottom flap (the one you just glued) onto them and press. This should now look like an open envelope.
shackarowan (author) 6 months ago
I put the letter (obviously) some confetti, some quotes I found online and some naughty stuff!;) you could put whatever you want in them like sweets or puzzles, anything really!
kandrews86 months ago
What did you put in them ???
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