When I was in primary school, I had penpals in Queensland, Singapore, and USA. It was so exciting to arrive home from school and have a letter waiting. I still love pretty stationery supplies and receiving letters via “snail mail”. I still love to send sweet letters and cards to friends. To make your letters more special, make handmade envelopes using pretty paper, and decorate with other embellishments to make them one of a kind. Small envelopes are perfect for holding gift cards, gift vouchers, or craft supplies.Get creative, and add doileys, stamped images, stickers, and washi tape. We added a stamped name and monogram to some of our envelopes using alphabet stamps. Envelopes are super quick to make using envelope templates. Cut around the template using a scalpel or scissors. Use a bone folder to score lines in the spaces provided, and then fold and stick the flaps down. You can make envelopes from scrapbooking paper, wrapping paper, pages from old books or magazines, – whatever you have on hand. Add a label so there is a spot to address them if they are being sent via the post. One of my favourite papercraft books is Hello Sandwich (written in Japanese but has lots of zakka style papercrafts). I love her pretty handmade envelopes which you can see here. If you like making envelopes or repurposing envelopes, check out some of our related posts:
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