Nov 21, 2010

an Envelope Tutorial

It's dark & rainy here in the desert today, which means it's a good day to spend inside catching up on some house-work. I was taking a quick lunch break and looking through a couple of easy-peasy tutorials that I made but just hadn't posted yet. So, here is my envelope tutorial made with just 2 glue dots Glue Lines!!

With the holidays approaching, there are more reasons to give a card to your favorite teacher, a small envelope with a gift-card tucked inside to the best hair stylist, or just a quick thank you to a sweet friend. You'll be sure to find lots of reasons to pass out envelops with pretty cards this season, and what could be sweeter than handmade envelopes from vintage papers!



To make these envelopes extra simple, I've used an A4 envelope as my template. Unfold the envelope and trace onto the back of the paper you'd like to use for your envelope.



If you want to get extra fancy, cut a piece of scrapbook paper just slightly smaller than the inside of your envelope.



Use 2 Glue Dots - Glue Lines on the outer margins to secure your envelope's seams. Fold the bottom of the envelope inward, and fold the outer edges over the bottom part of the envelope.



Just add a cute handmade card and a postage stamp and you're ready to mail!



See how quick and easy that was!!

16 comments:

Michelle*G said...

Beautiful! Love the papers!

Diane B. said...

love this simple and practical idea! and that pretty patterned paper on the inside is a must!

Michelle Wooderson said...

You used ledger paper. :) *sigh* I am addicted to vintage ledger paper lately. Just scored me a big ol' stack. So lovely Tara.

Vintage Love and Photographs said...

Love this!! I love making handmade envelopes :D

Becky said...

Love it! Who makes that floral paper? It's gorgeous.

Alicia said...

I love all of your tutorials!

Nicole Austin said...

awesome! simple, beautiful, lovely. i love it!

andrea creates said...

super cute and clever!thanks for sharing :)

Roben-Marie said...

What a lovely combination of papers and patterns. Thanks!

Em-Jae said...

So cute (& looks easy -- yay!). I love the paper combos you picked :]

pattiwest said...

Brilliant!!! Thank you!

Lauren said...

This is so cute!!

I also mentioned this in a post. :) http://ohlauren.com/2010/11/23/quick-tips-catalog-pages/

Danielle said...

what a fabulous idea!!! I need to keep this idea in mind for when we send out my parents' surprise anniversary invitations :)

ftballm57 said...

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Ma Petite Valisette said...

just beautiful, i featured your project on my french blog with a link for the french readers to visit and discover the full tutorial on your blog, feel free to comment here :http://mapetitevalisette.blogspot.com/2011/05/fabriquer-vos-enveloppes.html. congratulations on your wrok, it's awesome !

Waseem said...

It'a just practical idea...i will use it for my own Gift Card envelopes.