Designer Envelopes Tutorial

Remember these fun and bright Fab Florets Minis I created a few weeks back?

After sharing this project, I got a couple of inquiries about how I created the matching envelopes using the Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper. So, being the type of person that I am, I decided to put up this little tutorial for those of you who would like to make your own designer envelopes! Enjoy!

For this project, you will need:

  • a sheet of designer series paper
  • one Stampin’ Up! square mini envelope, or any mini envelope you’d like to copy
  • pencil, scissors, ruler, bone folder, and adhesive

(Click on the photos to enlarge if needed)

Step 1
Carefully disassemble or pull apart the mini envelope and unfold.

Step 2
Using the unfolded envelope as a template, lay it flat on the sheet of dsp and trace around it using a pencil.

Step 3
Cut out the envelope shape from the dsp.

Step 4
Flip the envelope over so that the pattern you want on the outside of the envelope is now face down on your table. Use your ruler and a bone folder to create crease lines just like those on the disassembled envelope. Fold along the crease lines you just made.

Step 5
Finally, assemble the envelope by adhering the bottom flap to the two side flaps! You can see in the photo in Step 4 that I put my adhesive along the sides of the bottom flap. Then just fold in the two side flaps, fold the bottom flap up and press down to adhere.

***TIP*** If you plan on making several envelopes, take your disassembled original envelope and trace and cut out a template onto some thick cardstock. This will give you a sturdier template that you can use over and over again.

DSP envelopes are so easy to make. And you can make them any size you want. All you need is an envelope to use as your template, and you can create DSP envelopes of almost any size and shape! Just whip up a bunch and keep them on hand. And they’re so beautiful, you won’t need to worry about making a fancy card to tuck inside of them (unless you want to, of course!). This is also a great project for using up some of that nice paper you might be hoarding, or that paper you just can’t seem to get rid of…haha. Hey, if you have to destash your paper hoard, might as well destash with a little flair, right?

Like I said, this is just a really quick tutorial. Some of you may have already seen this tutorial in my June Stampin’ Up! Newsletter. Want to see more tutorials before they hit my blog? Then sign up for my Stampin’ Up! Newsletter and you’ll get a fun project tutorial every month! You can sign up using the form in the right sidebar!

Coming up, I’ll be sharing a new set of Fab Florets Minis I created. Until next time…

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Fabulous Florets
Ink: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Tools: Stampin’ Up! Square Mini Envelope, bone folder, ruler, pencil, scissors, adhesive
All above supplies can be purchased in My Stampin’ Up! Online Store

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