Homemade Envelopes

Homemade envelope – front

Homemade envelope – back

Everyone loves the sincerity and personalization of a homemade card, and with all that time, energy, and effort put into it, don’t you think it deserves an envelope as well? Here I’m going to show to you how to easily create a beautiful, personalized envelope.

Supplies you’ll need:

  1. Thicker paper for your envelope (I used an old piece of thick wrapping paper. As you can see it doesn’t have to be in top condition)
  2. Scissors
  3. Tape
  4. Ruler
  5. Pencil
  6. Glue stick
  7. Internet
  8. Printer

Step ONE
Find a printable envelope template website such as this one.

Step TWO
Download the template of the desired size and shape envelope.
You’ll notice that the envelope template size is too large to print one one standard 8.5″ x 11″ piece of printing paper. Follow along for the solution.

 

Step THREE
Open template in “Preview” mode on you computer. (If you used the website I provided the template should already be open in “Preview.”)
Click the “Rectangular Selection” tool and select the left portion of the envelope on the screen.

Step FOUR
Using your keyboard shortcut tools, hold down “Command” and click “c” to copy selected portion of the template.
Next, hold down “Command” and click “n” to open the copied selected portion of the template in a new window.

Step FIVE
Hold down “Command” and click “p” to print selected portion of the template. Before printing, make sure to click the scale image option (not scale to fit page) and type in “100%.” Print page.

Step SIX
Repeat steps three to five but select the right portion of the envelope instead of the left.
Make sure to overlap the selections a bit in the middle for template constructing purposes.

  

Step SEVEN
Align the two printouts and cut off the majority of ONE of the overlapping sides.

 

Step EIGHT
Tape the two sides together. With a ruler measure to make sure envelope template it is the correct width.

 

Step NINE
Cut out template.

Step TEN
Tace template on the wrong side of the thick paper.

Step ELEVEN
Using a ruler and a pencil, connect the sides of the envelope where the flaps are located for easier folding.

Step TWELVE
Cut out envelope.

Step THIRTEEN
Fold all four flaps of the envelope. Glue the bottom flap to the two side flaps with a glue stick making sure not to glue the envelope closed.

  

Step FOURTEEN
You’re done! You just made a homemade envelope for your beautiful homemade card/gift card/store bought card you wanted to jazz up.
Be sure to keep the template you printed out and taped together for future use!

 

 

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