Designer Envelopes

 

Designer Envelopes!

These are the coolest envelopes I’ve ever made! I was pretty excited about them.

 

Things you will need:

  • Scrapbook paper- I used heavy paper but you could get away with regular weight.  Also, you can find the paper at Michael’s in individual sheets or in large packs.
  • Hot melt glue
  • Exacto knife
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil (with an eraser)

 

Step 1:

Use your ruler and pencil to make an outline of an envelope on the designed side of  your scrapbook paper.

I’m not going to lie, I unfolded a standard mailing envelope to  get the dimensions I needed and tweaked them to my liking. Mine looks something like this.

 

 

Step 2:

Use your scissors to cut around the outline.

 

 

Step 3:

This part is important! Make sure your paper is laying with the designed side facing you (unlike my picture).

If you are using heavy paper: Line your ruler up along one of the inner lines you’ve make with your pencil. Use the ruler as a guide and very lightly score the line with your exacto knife. Continue to do this with all other lines. When you finish you should be able to fold the flaps (toward the undesigned side) without them tearing.

If you are using regular weighted paper just fold on the lines (toward the plain side of your paper). Don’t bother cutting with your exacto knife.

*At this point you can customize your envelope. I rounded the top corners of my side flaps to mimic the curve of the top flap.

 

 

Step 4:

Fold the bottom half up and hot melt glue the side flaps to it.

There, you have made your first envelope! The process is kind of addicting… as you can see I made several envelopes.

 

 

Hopefully you enjoyed it. Happy cutting 🙂

 

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