Monday, 28 November 2011

Making Envelopes

Fabric is growing on me but I love paper most of all.  I've been dabbling with card making again, and my taste is veering towards the simple but perfectly executed.  I have been making envelopes to compliment the cards and believe that the patterned envelope is the way to go!

These envelopes still need to have the pencil lines erased and glue applied but I thought you might like to see what they look like in mid-process.  If you want to have a go at making your own envelopes then here is how:

  • carefully open out an envelope of your choice
  • use this envelope as a template and draw around it on your chosen paper
  • cut accurately around the pencil lines
  • using a ruler, draw lines where the folds were on the original envelope
  • score and fold at pencil lines
  • fold envelope together gluing in the same places where original envelope was glued
  • put double sided sticky tape around the envelope flap
  • all done
  • enjoy looking at your wonderfully patterned envelopes!

18 comments:

selfsewn@summerfete said...

Hello Simone.
Wow these are amazing, when I make envelopes for handmade cards I just stick two bits of a4 together!!

Too nice to only use once though!!

Rosie said...

They look very pretty, Simone. I love the colours and patterns you have chosen for your envelopes - you certainly have an eye for beautiful things:)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

They are so pretty Simone, actually as Clare says too lovely to use once. They would be great for storing little keepsakes and secrets. :)
Have a great week,
Vivienne x

Toffeeapple said...

Your envelopes look quite perfect Simone. I agree that they should not be used just once. It's good to see something handmade that isn't crocheted for a change.

森morikomidori said...

oh they are beautiful! and it's so kind of you to share the how-to, very useful indeed :)

many thanks and warmest wishes xxx

sumea

Hen said...

Hi Simone,
Your envelopes look very pretty. I've been wanting to make some small ones for ages to house my brooches, whether I ever get round to it is anyone's guess! Hope you have a good week.
Hen x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

They are beautiful!

Kathy said...

Wouldn't it be lovely to get an envelope like that in the post one day! Very pretty! I like paper crafts best too!
xxx

Lyn said...

I can see you getting into origami Simone, your very neat with your folding!
xxx

June said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. What a wonderful idea!
June

Leanne said...

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with whatever email you prefer to use and I'll send you an invite to have access again. all will be explained later.

Leanne x

Helen Philipps said...

These envelopes are beautiful, and thank you for such a good tutorial!
Enjoy your week, Simone.
Helen x

KC'sCourt! said...

WOW they are fab!
Julie xxxxxxxx

A garden just outside Venice said...

Love the classy patterns!
x

Anne said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your process. Can't wait to see your cards, too!

Tillybud said...

These are fabulous! Hmmm...you've got me thinking of all the lovely little things I could put in them. Lovely to be back and thank you for finding me x

sharon said...

Simone,
Back from a long visit to the city and an even longer break from my computer. Just caught up and have been buoyed by the beauty and creativity expressed here.
Blessings, dear blogger friend.

Judy Hartman said...

Simone, not only are your envelopes beautiful, but the photograph of them is stunning! What a great idea! I will definitely try it! Thanks for sharing!xx