Hello, It's me Tere . Today, I have a little tutorial for decorative envelopes. I love making my own embellishments for 3 reasons: 1. The original ones, tend to be a little bit expensive, 2. It makes me happy :) and 3. My husband thinks he has a very frugal wife! :)
Let me show you a picture of the final product.
- Packaging paper.
- Crop-a-dile or any eyelet setter
- Small circle punch or other shape ( I used a heart)
- Needle and thread
1. Cut a rectangular piece of paper (the size depends on how big you want your envelope to be). Using a journaling block shape, one of those very popular ones; trace a decorative edge on one of the ends, then fold the paper to form the envelope.
2. Punch 2 circles , or in my case, hearts. With the Crop-a-Dile. Punch one hole on the center of the decorative edge you just cut, and one on the other end of the envelope, and one on each of the circles.
3. Cut a 9" piece of thread. We'll work on the decorative edge first. Place the thread on the punched hole, then your circle (heart), then the eyelet and set it in place. Do the same on the other end, this time with no thread.
Glue the envelop closed and tie the thread around the circles. Easy right? Here is the first envelope:
4. For the next envelope, We are going to use scalloped decorative scissors, If you don't have them, you can use a small circle to trace the scallops all around.
5. Repeat step #3, but this time you can use buttons instead of eyelets.
6. For the last envelope, repeat step #4. But now, using a paper punch, punch circles on each of the scallops. Repeat Step #3. This is my favorite envelope!!!
You can use cardstock to make them too, I justhappened to have some of this packaging paper.
OK... hope you like them... see you soon!!!
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