Make Your Own Envelopes

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I love to make and use homemade envelopes. I’ve found an easy way to make them is with envelope templates that I got from Paper Source, but you can also use an old envelope that’s unglued and opened up. Just trace the outline of the envelope on the paper you want to make into an envelope.

In the pictures in this post, you can see that I started with a large picture from a calendar and used the clear template to outline the envelope.

If you’ve never done this before, you can watch a video demonstration of the process at the Paper Source website.

It’s handy to have white labels to put on the envelope so that the address is legible through the photo.

Paper Source also has videos for other fun projects – sealing wax, embosser, making envelope liners and more.

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  1. PostMuse on September 13, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    I love to make my own envelopes! Also, on the subject of envelopes, there is a lovely tutorial on how to turn odd size envelopes into a small book here. I made one a few years ago and there are pictures here.

  2. School Supplies Sleuth on September 14, 2009 at 12:05 am

    What a cute idea! My 2009 wall calendar would be perfect for this!

  3. The Missive Maven on September 16, 2009 at 2:59 am

    Okay, now that I've seen this PaperSource template in action in the video, I really want one. Cool. Your envelopes are lovely!

  4. HereBeDragons on October 9, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    That is a beautiful envelope! You inspire me!
    Though I do like using Trader Joe's paper bags for mailing small packages. With the drawings on the OUTside, of course.

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