Monday, July 30, 2012

Handmade Envelopes Using Scrapbook Paper

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon this awesome post by Emily of Design And Nonsense.  She used wallpaper samples to make envelopes.  (Economical and cute, right?)

When I saw this project I immediately thought of the stacks (and stacks) of beautiful and fun scrapbooking paper I own.  I decided that this would be a perfect project for me.  And of course, I like to make my own cards so these two things just go hand in hand!

Even though it is super duper simple I won't tell you how to make your own envelopes here, you will have to visit Emily's blog post.  (It's only fair, since that's where I discovered this awesome and  yet simple technique.)

I do have a tip to share though.  When folding the flaps of the envelope use a ruler to help make sure that everything is straight and square.  On my first envelope I didn't do this and it shows.  Also, use the ruler to press down the folds--this will help to make them crisp.

Today I made business card sized envelopes.  These are perfect to mail a quick note to someone or used as a way to make your business card stand out.

Personally, I think these would be awesome at blogger conferences or for Etsy shop owners!

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  1. Rachel these look great and it was a great idea to do mini versions! Thank you for mentioning me and I'm so glad I inspired you :-) I'm your newest follower!

    Emily @ Design And Nonsense

  2. Such pretty envelopes!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. I love love LOVE making my own stationary with matching envelopes. Its just so...matchy matchy. =D If you have a minute, I'd love for you to stop by and link up to Sweet Sharing Monday!

  4. I made these as well from Emilys blog. I love your paper choices.

  5. Beautiful paper choices. Thanks for the idea!

  6. Look awesome. I love making my own envelopes for my cards. Really punches up the wow factor. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you share this week.

  7. Hi! I’m visiting from the Financial Friday link up – these are lovely - beautiful idea! Now following on GFC and also pinning this! Please visit me at

  8. What a great idea. I will be featuring this tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  9. This is soo clever, again! well done. great idea. ~ Rose

  10. Nice and different idea, I really appreciate your concern about this topic and I will follow this steps, make a wonderful envelops.

  11. Those are beautiful! I have a ton of extra scrapbook paper lying around collecting dust and now I know what to do with it. Thank you!

  12. Wow! Beautiful idea. Thanks for sharing this great post.


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