Easy DIY Envelopes ~ No Punch Board Needed
I know many of you see the punch boards and the traceable patterns and even the scoreboard tutorial videos for creating envelopes and wonder if it is a worthwhile investment. Sometimes purchasing card / envelope base kits from the big box store with a coupon is the better option because those tools can be expensive and are not always practical. Even so, they still cost more than a 50 pack of card stock, which will create 100 card bases!
I am here to tell you that you can make envelopes with printer paper, a ruler, scissors, the tools you were born with and your favorite adhesive faster than you can get put the punchboard, read the directions and prep your paper. By using printer paper, you can print free digital patters or stamp the envelope to perfectly match your card. This works for any size and shape of card you care to create; A2, Square, Circle, Animal, or other odd shape. It's affordable and oh so easy!
Check out my blog post at KoalaTCrafts for instructions and links to the video tutorial. It's quick and easy!
Use pattern paper for a decorated look with not extra effort required.
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- Michelle Calvert
- I'm a Texas mom of adult kids who has been playing with paper my entire life. I love to create! What's more, I find that I am overall a happier person when I spend time creating things. Be it Art, Food or Decorations. I am an event coordinator by profession and have used my skills to create elaborate room designs, tablescapes, invitations and favors for weddings, parties of every occasion, fundraisers and corporate events. I create jewelry, stained glass and paintings but mostly, I love paper! Many of my projects are for others as gifts or swaps with other creative people I am blessed to call friends. I use tools to create pattern paper and embellishments to get the most bang for my buck. In my blog, I share my creations along with tips, tricks, techniques and tools used to get specific effects.
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