Thursday, June 11, 2009

easy peasy envelopes...


Making envelopes is a very satisfying and surprisingly quick and easy project. With all the bills through our letter boxes, it would definitely brighten our day to receive a pretty/colourful home-made envelope instead. We have made the ones we photographed today in two different styles - plain card on the outside with a patterned paper insert or patterned on the outside with a plain insert. The latter could do with a plain sticker for the address to keep the post office happy.
The instructions are very basic. There are downloadable patterns on the internet, however we simply opened up an existing envelope and traced the pattern on to our card and paper. We cut the contrasting insert slightly smaller and glued the two together. Fold the sides in and tape three of them together with double sided tape (or glue). Easy!

31 comments:

Beach Vintage said...

I swear I am going to try this one day. i have always wanted to make my own envelopes.

Kylie said...

Wow! These are so great. Just beautiful. I've always wanted to make envelopes but mine never work ;) Slippery fingers maybe! K

viera said...

I love these. What a great idea. Very personal .
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AudronÄ— said...

It's a great idea! I will try this definitely. Thank you for tutorials.

Suzy said...

They look great! I like the Bunny print :)

Stylestance said...

Thank you! These are gorgeous and an enthusiastic nod to the lost art of letter writing ... :)

Cyma said...

Wow they are so pretty, thanks for the tutorial!

Laura said...

Such a cute idea...I love sending letters to my little cousins, and these will be precious.
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Misha said...

This is SUCH a great idea! Because I'm an intern as a wedding planner I'm definetly going to bring it up to my company- we do invitations and such also!
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vicki archer said...

I love these but I ma worried I would loose patience or not be a good enough cutter,xv.

Betsy Head, Affordable Interior Design said...

Is there anything better than beautiful stationery??!

Betsy

Mrs C said...

So clever, and a great idea for a rainy day (we get plenty of those here in Ireland!! with my 3 girls.

Julie said...

Beautiful and inspiring! Thank you!

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Emily @SweetlyScrapped said...

I love these! Adorable! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Heather said...

this is so easy to do and what a beautiful designer item you end up with,thankyou for posting the info.:)

Angela said...

I've made dozens of cards and they all need envelopes. I'm on this project tomorrow!

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Deborah said...

sweet, but will the receiver see the inside of the envelop (since it is usually closed so you have to cut it open)?

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Marianne said...

These are just so pretty. Will have to try making some. Thanks for the idea!
Marianne
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Linn said...

Nice to slip a wee small gift into and use for gift envelopes! I crochet small butterfly fridge magnets and made jewellery... thanks for showing how to make these envelopes.. you could use a xmas pattern for that holiday season too!

Anonymous said...

Use an old calendar to make envelopes - stunning and you can move your template around the page to get the best effect and then use blank label for the address

Hank hendricks said...

I have always wanted to make Gift Card envelopes like that but never find it..thanks for sharing with us.

Natascha said...

These worked wonderful!

Poornima Kulkarni said...

Lovely. I am definitely going to try it. Hopefully you should see something related to it on my blog. http:/quickraft.blogspot.in

Thanks a lot.

Giorgia said...

so simply so nice!

lozstrat said...

With so much scrap paper from scrapbooking Im sure I will have some lovely envolopes. Thankyou.