SWEET AND SIMPLE DIY SCRAPBOOK PAPER ENVELOPES.in craft, diy
I love getting snail mail. Who doesn't? Knowing that someone is thinking of you, wants to say hi and has gone that extra mile to let you know is a great feeling. Diy scrapbook paper envelopes can make it even better.
This sweet and simple craft project is a great way to brighten up someone's mailbox and their day.
Scrapbook paper, the envelope you want to use as a template, a pencil, scissors, a ruler, an eraser for removing any unwanted pencil marks, a paper embossing tool, a cutting mat and finally some double sided tape.
1. Take the envelope you're going to be using as your template and open it up. Trace around your template on the reverse of your scrapbook paper.
2. Carefully cut around your traced shape. Don't forget to keep the left over paper scraps.
3. Once you've got your envelope cut out you want to use your embossing tool and ruler to score a line at the base of each flap.
You don't have to do this but it will make folding the thicker scrapbooking paper easier if you do.
4. Crease and fold down the four sides.
5. Now you've got your envelope scored and folded, add two strips of double sided tape to the side flaps, peel off the backing tape and fold up the bottom flap pressing down firmly.
If you don't have any double sided tape you could use glue but be careful when applying it. I used glue in my practice run and applied too much. It spilled out over the edges and glued the inside of my envelope together. Not good.
6. Take your left over scraps of paper and cut them into rectangles. We're going to use them as mail labels. Stick them down using more double sided tape or glue.
If you're using glue you may need to leave your envelopes overnight to dry. Press them between a couple of sheets of paper and some heavy books to help them dry flat.
7. Pop in your note or card and you're ready to go.