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DIY Paper Envelope

Receiving a letter in the mail the "old-fashioned way" these days is an even more meaningful way to send your well-wishes or express your sentiments. Thankfully, you don’t have to spend a ton of money on fancy paper stationery. In fact, the beauty of this project is that you can use leftover scrapbook paper or any decorative paper you may have on hand to create a beautiful envelope in less than 30 minutes.

Learn how to make a basic envelope in this useful tutorial to make your own envelope template which you can re-use again and again for your favorite card sizes. Complement your gorgeous cards with a matching envelope and impress your recipients. Making a patterned paper envelope for a handmade card makes the recipient’s experience even more special. It is simpler to do than you might think and just needs some basic measuring to create a quick bespoke envelope.

You will need:

  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Bone folder (optional, but useful)


  • 2 Sheets of scrapbook (decorative) paper
DIY Paper Envelope
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