Make envelopes out of patterned paper | How About Orange

April 30, 2007

Make envelopes out of patterned paper

Here's a blank envelope template you can download. (Either print it on plain cardstock to cut out as a template for tracing around, or print it directly on the back of your patterned paper like I did here). Of course, you can also take apart any envelope, flatten it out, and use that as a template, too.

This envelope, after folding, is 5.75 x 4.5 inches. It holds a 5.5 x 4.25 enclosure (a quarter of a letter-sized sheet).

37 comments:

Sarah Jayne said...

Thanks again for sharing another great idea.

eshu said...

excellent Jess!

just out of curiosity... where's the paper from? it's gorgeous!

Funky Finds said...

fabulous! thanks!

jamie said...

thanks so much!

Hol said...

Thank you! Could you tell everyone what the final dimensions are? :)

Terri said...

Thank you.. I have printed out already : )

Concha said...

Well.... thank you! This actually comes in the right time for me -- I think I'll use it for my wedding invitations. Thanks again! :)

Jess said...

My friend in Arizona mailed the paper to me as part of a present, so I don't know where it's from! It was a 12" square sheet, like scrapbookers use.

And I've added the envelope dimensions to the post.

Flibbertygibbet said...

You're so good - thanks for supplying all these great ideas!

eshu said...

thanks Jess :) the paper is so lovely, it also looks vaguely familiar...

this is great as now i have a legitimate reason to buy single sheets of gorgeous (and expensive) paper at Paper Source... i'll be making envelopes!

sherrieg said...

Thanks for the great template - I'm excited to try it out!

alyson. said...

oh neat! how fun would it be to use the patten paper on the inside. like a little surprise for your recipient. love your ideas.

dandee said...

Great idea about the pattern on the inside. Love this! Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

oh my! this is great! thanks =)

LeeAnn said...

I just found your site through clicking peoples "Blogs I Read" links. I have no idea where I just came from, but I have to say your post on making an envelope is timely for me. I was just about to do a Google search. Thanks so much for offering it up!

said...

the art work is fantastic..

Anonymous said...

The paper if from American Crafts. I know because I work for them. :) Very cool products.

GinnyBerry said...

Thanks for making these available. They are wonderful! I am going to print one out and use it. This is a wonderful idea. I used to do something similar back in the olden days but we only used magazine pages to make the envelopes.... and they were not really sturdy enough. I could make up a batch of these and give them as a gift set...

Cool!

CellyOneill said...

Great !!Thanks so much !

marliesc said...

thanks for a great template and for sharing. I have been making envelopes from magazine pages and calendars for year, but mine are on the diagonal: http://www.mcuniverse.com/Envelopes-Make-Your-Own.911.0.html

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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this! My kids got sick and I couldn't go out and buy the pretty envelope I wanted for our cash gift. This was PERFECT!

Jane said...

I feel that handmade, with a few 'flaws' like hand scissor-cut almost-perfect edges make a more 'personal' feel. This was extremely important because a few days ago, a dear friend of mine, her name is Rebecca, her dog died. She is 11 years old, and I wanted to make her something special, so I printed this template onto my scrapbook paper and then cut it out. I made a card for the inside, too. This was a great way for me to show how much I really did care, as they had this dog for 14 years, and she is only 11. I really encourage this because it can be made out of anything, possibly even fabric. A good template, Jess, I love it!

R.I.P. Moochie
-Jane

Jess said...

Aw, thanks for sharing that story. Poor Rebecca. (Poor Moochie, too.) I love knowing somebody out there benefitted from this, even a little bit.

LittleMissMeghan said...

Don't we all need to take a second and make this envelope? What a magnificent thing in a time of e-mails. How excited would you be to receive a splendid envelope with a little hand-written trinket inside? Me too. So do it and make someone's day. I'm gonna!

martita said...

it's great, thanks for this and many more tutorials or links :)
nice blog, greetings!

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I make a lot of pressed flower cards using stock from the craft stores. Now I can make 2 cards from a letter size page of card stock and follow your directions to make an envelope.

Garnet

April Sunshine said...

Thanks for this! I decreased its size so I could use it to make mini envelopes. I want to use them to put business cards and coupons into when I send out packages. :)

TangledEutopia said...

Just wanted to say thank you for your pattern! I linked to you in my tutorial
tangledeutopia

Kimmy C said...

I linked to this in my post for handmade notecards that I made and used your template to create the perfect envelopes to match!

http://733blog.blogspot.com/2009/12/teacher-gift-and-pink-yard-bird.html

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!
This is exactly what I was looking for. After checking about 15 websites for printable envelopes, I found yours.

I made a card as a 'Thank You' to the mailman, but needed an envelope.

Be assured that I will be using this one many, many time.

Mitzi

Andy said...

Thank you. This is just what I was looking for!

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Anonymous said...

Thank you soo much for this!!! I had made Spongebob party invitations for my yougest one's birthday party and these are the right fit envelopes! I used some yellow paper for them and decorated them like Spongebob! Thank you sooooo much!! :)

Shantelle said...

Hi! I linked to this post on my blog That Angels May Delight! Thanks!!

http://thatangelsmaydelight.blogspot.com/2011/01/diy-stiching-cards.html

Shantelle

Anonymous said...

U R PERFECT

Angie C. D. said...

Fabulous!!! I've been searching and searching the net for this template. Thank you for sharing.

JMCatmull said...

Seems I'm a little late to the party, but thank you nonetheless!
Janet

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