DIY SCRAPBOOK PAPER POCKET ENVELOPE.in craft, diy, paper crafts
Hi, just a quick and easy project to share with you today, diy scrapbook paper pocket envelopes. I love sending people snail mail, particularly photos or postcards so I'm always looking for new ways to personalise them and add a handmade touch.
These pocket envelopes measure 4.25 inches x 6 inches. I wanted them to be able to hold a standard postcard or 4x6 photograph. You can use them as envelopes or pockets. Store loose notes or photos in them by gluing a couple to the inside of a scrapbook or journal.
Things you'll need to make your own Diy Scrapbook Paper Pocket Envelopes:
Scrapbook paper, I used the Close Knit and Maggie Holmes range from Crate Paper, Martha Stewart score board and bone folder, paper trimmer, scissors and some double-sided tape.
1. Using either a score board or an embossing tool and a steel ruler score your paper at 4 and 2/8 inches (10.8 cm), 8 and 4/8 inches (21.6 cm) and 9 inches (22.8 cm).
2. Rotate your paper 90 degrees counter-clockwise and score at 1-2/8" (3.2 cm), 7-2/8" (18.4 cm) and 7-6/8" (19.7 cm).
3. Trim your paper on the 9" and 7-6/8" score lines.
4. Your paper should now look like the second square down on the right. You need to cut away the shaded areas to form the tabs.
5. Cut notches into the end of each tab. The deeper tab at the top will form the opening flap of your envelope. If you want you can round the edges using either a corner punch or just by tracing around something. I used some washi tape and cut it by hand.
6. Fold and along your score lines. If you want you can use a bone folder to get a crisper edge.
7. Stick some double-sided tape to the 2 smaller tabs, fold your paper and stick down to form your pocket envelope.
And there you have it, a quick and easy diy scrapbook paper pocket envelope.
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