When I was little, I remember that my mom used to make pretty envelopes with us kids. Once the new year was here, she would collect photo calendars from family and friends and during upcoming winter days (probably when we kiddos were really nagging and it was raining outside....) she would take out these calendars and we would all craft to classical music ;) The good old times...
It's actually a very SIMPLE process, let me show you :)
Step 1. Find a cute envelope that you would like to replicate. Open it up, so you can use it as a pattern. Trace with a pencil and cut out the shape.
Step 2. Now you've got the shape of your envelope. Now you'll want to score the lines to be able to fold it. This is easiest with the help of a ruler and folding bone.
Step 3. You're almost done :) Fold over all the corners and get your hot glue gun ready to go! I just prefer this method, because it's instant and really hold the paper together. If you don't have one, use whatever adhesive you usually use for paper.
Step 4. Fold the side flaps over first, then fold the bottom part over the flaps. Glue down, and you're done with the envelope!
Step 5. Yes, I said you were done, but I couldn't resist making a second, smaller envelope. It's nothing special, just some beautiful matching paper.
Step 6. To top it off, and to make it prettier, I added little flower embellishments as a closure for the envelope. This really adds some serious charm!
You see, it's really easy to make beautiful envelopes and surprise someone special with a heartfelt note!
Hope you enjoyed the lil' tutorial - Happy Scrappin'!