How to make your own Envelopes

It’s Friday! Friday!  Gotta get down on Friday!  Everybody’s looking forward to the weekend!  Weekend! (Bonus points if you sang the unfortunate tune of Rebecca Black’s song)

How was everyone’s week?  Anything out of the ordinary happen that you want to talk about?

This week I had a day off and was working on my stuff for Premier Designs.  If you didn’t know, I do sell the jewelry and love doing it!  But, something that happened recently was they got rid of the hostess envelopes.  NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I immediately knew I had to do something when I went to give a new hostess her information and some of the info didn’t make it to her.  I had put it all in the catalog that I gave her, but business cards fell out and it just didn’t feel right to just hand over the catalog without a proper envelope.

So I sat down to try and discover how to make my own envelope out of old catalog pages.  You can do this with catalogs or magazines or even large book pages.  Here are the supplies you will need.

Supplies

Supplies

2 pages.  They need to be the full pages, not just one side.  So you will need to take the staples out of the catalog to get the full page.

A Ruler

Pencil

Glue stick

Scissors

Step 1.  Decide which sides you want to use for your front and back.  You are going to have 4 sides to choose from, so choose wisely!

Step 2.  Fold the top of the short side of the page you decided would be the back.  I measured it to be 1 1/2 inches.  It needs to be folded to the inside, so I found it easier to mark the side you want on the outside and follow that line to fold.  Glue it down.

Step 3. Fold the bottom of the short side of the page you decided would be the back.  I measured it to be 3/4 of an inch.  This needs to be folded on the outside and glued down.  I then glued the other page to the fold and folded it again.  Now the two pages are attached.

Bottom Fold

Step 4.  Fold the long sides to seal the envelope.  I measured it to be 3/4 of an inch.  They get folded to the back side of the envelope.  I also folded the bottom corner in a small triangle to make the corner more even.

Step 5. Cut the fold on the top.  If you don’t cut this, you won’t be able to fold the top properly to seal the envelope.

Small Cut

Step 6.  Fold the corners on the top flap so they are even with the first fold you made.  This will help make the top flap easier to fold over.

Folded Top Corner

And Taadaa!  You are complete!  Though it may seem a little confusing, I promise that it will turn into a fun, cute envelope!

If you have any questions on how to put the envelope together, please feel free to ask.  I hope that you can use this information to make your own cute envelopes!  Let me know if you make any cute envelopes!

sparkle

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