So, I’m taking a break from all the blah blah thinky stuff, and posting instructions on how to make letter envelopes out of pretty 12×12 Scrapbook paper. 🙂 I had some extra stamps left over from the holidays and some paper that I haven’t used in a year, so I came up with this little project. I’m thinking of putting sweet, positive little notes in them and sending them to random strangers from the phone book. ^_^ (FYI… I weighed the envelope, with two pieces of printer paper folded up inside, and discovered that it will take two stamps to mail, because of the weight… but of course, you can check with the post office if you’re unsure)
What You Need:
12×12 Piece of Scrapbook Paper
Pen or Pencil
Hobby Cutting Mat (optional)
1) Put a mark on both sides of the paper 5″ up from the bottom.
2) Fold the paper at the marks.
3) Fold the leftover paper over the top of the other fold.
4) Mark an inch inside each of the folds.
5) Measure up 4 little notches, towards the inside of the envelope, and put a mark.
6) Draw a line connecting the previous marks, to show where to make your cuts.
7) Cut along the fold and the line that you made.
8) Measure one inch in, on the bottom of the paper, and mark. Draw a line to connect that mark to the end of your triangle cut. Cut along the line. (I cut a fraction of a bit more than my line, so that it folds nicer)
9) Take the protractor and measure out whatever angle you like, from the end of the triangle cut, and draw a line on both sides of the top fold. I used the 60/120 degrees angle.
10) Cut along the angle lines that you drew.
11) Fold the middle flaps inward to make a crease.
12) Bring the bottom fold up and place it under the flaps. Glue the flaps down on top of the bottom fold.
And there ya go! 🙂 All finished.
Yay! Time to mail… ^_^