Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Scrapbook Paper Envelopes

I don't know if anyone fully understands how much I love getting mail. I check my mailbox constantly and obsessively, even when I know that I'm not expecting anything. I JUST CAN'T HELP IT.
But that's also why I love sending mail, in the hopes that my lucky recipients enjoy mail as much as I do :]

So I decided to send some more letters yesterday [I acquired some new people to mail junk to, including a US Marine!] and instead of sending boring envelopes, I decided to bust out the scrapbook paper to make life a little more exciting:

I feel like if you get a letter with an exciting envelope, then the letter inside is bound to be exciting too :'D
I learned how to make envelopes ages ago, and this way is super easy! Here's how you do it:

Step one: Get your materials. Literally all you need is some glue and square paper. That's why scrapbooking paper works do well- it's already square so you don't have to cut it, and it makes the perfect size envelope.

Step two: Lay your paper pattern side down. Then proceed to fold it "hamburger style" and "hotdog style," for lack of better terms. Bringing it back elementary school style, yo. This creates a center point so it is easier to find the middle in the next step.

Step three: Fold two opposite corners in so that they join in the middle.

Step four: Fold the bottom point up, but not so high up that it touches the center point. It only has to reach about an inch below where the other two corners meet.

Step five: Fold the whole bottom portion up so that the flat part of the point you just folded in makes the top  part of the envelope. Man, I'm really bad at explaining things in writing. It's so much easier to just show people, which is why I included the pictures haha. But once you have it folded so that it actually resembles an envelope, you can glue the bottom flap so that the envelope holds together. Make sure not to glue the whole thing down though, otherwise you won't be able to put anything in it!!

 Step six: Fold the top point down, and then there you have it! Pretty, fun envelopes!

Just for funzies, I made a couple more envelopes to put inside the scrapbook paper ones. For those, all I did was cut out a square of paper from an old book and did the exact same thing :]
Have a happy Tuesday!

PS: I've never tried linking up before, but this time I linked to Lines Across. Maybe I'll try linking up with others too!


  1. I love your blog and so glad to be following. I shared your tab bracelet on my FB page. :)

  2. Like the blog and the paper you used for it...I hope to use the same paper for Gift Card envelopes..thanks you share it.