Envelopes & Cards
Rossi Studios' Heather has been busy teaching a workshop on making cards and envelopes. Learn how to make your own! The mini versions are perfect as gift tags for all your holiday presents!
Objects to stamp with (corks, pieces of wood, rubber stamps, potato stamps, etc...)
Choose the paper you want to paint first. Card stocks and thicker papers will be most
6. Trace your envelope pattern onto your first piece of painted paper (or scrapbooking paper, or whatever material you are using for your envelope).
10. Let the glue dry. For very thick papers, you may need to hold the flaps down for 30 seconds, to give the glue a chance to adhere.
11. Matching cards can be cut from coordinating papers and folded in half. For the envelope pattern included in this tutorial, the folded card size would be 1.75 by 1.75-inches (or 1.75 x 3.5-inches unfolded). However, if you scale your envelopes, you will need to measure the card size to fit.
Project is © Heather B. Warriner 2008
Crafting Fun: Using the envelope pattern provided, envelopes can be made in any size square you'd like. Just size the pattern bigger or smaller on a copy machine.
Picture 1: Patterns can be painted and stamped onto your envelope in any way you'd like.
Picture 2: If you'd rather not paint, use handmade or scrapbooking papers with interesting patterns. Old calendars also work really well, if you want scenery or other pre-printed images on your envelopes.
Picture 3: This shows how to fold the flaps on your envelope. The large flap on the left is the bottom flap. The smallest ones on the sides are where you will place the glue.