Use It Tuesday - Designer Series Envelopes

Let's dig into our stash of Designer Series Paper today. C'mon, you know you have a ton that is just begging to be used!

There are a number of good reasons to make your own envelopes. Consider:
  • Save some pennies; you've already spent money on paper, so use it!
  • Your envelope will match your project.
  • Using double-sided paper gives you an instantly-lined interior to the envelope. So chic!
  • And..... it's easy!
We're going to cheat here today - we'll be using an already purchased envelope as a template. Here we go!
Carefully open up your envelope and lay it over your sheet of Designer Series Paper. Using a pencil (or a marker if you want to be able to see your marking easier), trace the shape of the envelope onto your DSP.
Note: For a sturdier template, consider tracing the envelope onto a piece of chipboard or heavy card stock. Once you cut the template out, use that for your tracing then save it in a folder for future use.

Using Paper Snips, cut out the "body" of your new envelope.

Place your piece over the groove on your paper trimmer. Using a Stylus, score your paper to create fold lines for each of the flaps. (You can see the side flap easier on the left of this picture; I'm scoring the right side.)

Use Tombow to add a line of adhesive to the edge of the center flap. Once you fold the side flaps into place, burnish your fold and press the flaps to help the adhesive secure and also to give your envelope crisp folds. And you are done! Wasn't that easy?

Last but not least,  check out THIS LINK which will provide you with additional resources for making envelopes. Don't want to filter through such a large list?  For information on making a square envelope, CLICK HERE for a previously shared tutorial.


Thank you for stopping by!

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Paper: Perfect Plum Designer Pattern Prints
Tools and Embellishments: Stylus, Tombow Adhesive
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Comments

  1. Great idea and great tutorial!! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Clever, clever, clever!!

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  3. Duh.. I never thought of tracing another envelope--great idea, great tutorial.

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