Making your own envelopes is adding personalization to your card, note, or even bills!
Before: It's fun, you can use new or old calendars, magazines, gardening catalogs,.....be creative!
After its an envelope
Step 1: Items You Will Need
You will need...
- Calendars, magazines, gardening catalogs, scrapbooking paper, or newspaper.
- Glue stick
- Lead pencil
- Envelope pattern (Provided)
Step 2: Make Your Own Pattern
If you have a specific envelope that you want to duplicate, carefully take it apart without damaging it, Trace it out on a piece of cardstock or cardboard, to make a pattern.
Step 3: Trace Around
Place your pattern on the inside or back of the paper you have selected to use, trace around the pattern lightly. Cut it out on the line, if there are any pencil marks left on it when cutting out, erase them.
Step 4: Folding
With the seal flap of the envelope pointed upward, fold the two side flaps inward, and the bottom up as shown in the pictures.
Step 5: Gluing
Spread glue on the two side tabs, then fold the bottom up, press your finger on the places where the glue is, make sure they are making good contact with the glue.
Step 6: Finishing
Bend down the seal flap evenly, turn over to the front and place on a 1" x 2 5/8" sticker label (the lazy way) or create your own address label for a more original and fun touch!
Step 7: Congratulations U. R. Done!
Have any questions? or constructive comments? I will be very happy to hear from you.
Great way to "think green" and recycle all the catalogs, old magazines, newspaper and more... Your imagination is the limit!
Be Creative, Original, Enjoy and most of all have fun!!!
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