Paper Crafting: Small Envelope and Card


Two teenage sisters from our church gave us some thank-you cards they made from a template similar to the one I’ll share here. The little cards were so cute! The girls and I made bunches of envelopes and cards ourselves not too much later. We tucked them in larger envelopes to send away in the mail, or handed them out as-is to folks locally whom we wanted to thank or greet.

You don’t need much to complete this craft. If you want larger envelopes and cards, experiment with enlarging the template on a photocopier. Using the template as-is, you’ll be able to fit 4 envelopes on one 12″ x 12″ sheet of scrapbook paper with very little waste. Consider tracing the printed paper template onto cardboard for a permanent template that will stand the test of time.


Makes (1) 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ envelope and matching insert card.

1. Click the link to the small envelope template. Right click on the image and choose “Save Image As” to save it onto your computer. Open it up with your computer’s picture viewing and editing software. Print at full size (the way it is). Cut it out.


2. Trace template on wrong side of scrapbook paper. Cut it out. With a pencil on the wrong side of the paper, mark “top” on top flap.


3. Fold over one side by bringing the flap as far as it will go. Crease firmly.


4. Fold over the other side flap as far as it will go. Crease firmly.


5. Fold up the bottom flap in the same manner. Crease firmly. Note where bottom flap overlaps side flaps. Unfold the bottom flap. Add glue to the side flaps where the bottom flap overlaps them.


6. Fold up bottom flap again and press it into glue. Remove excess glue, if necessary. Erase pencil marking(s) on top flap.


7. Fold down top flap and crease firmly. Unfold.

8. On the wrong side of a coordinating or matching sheet of scrapbook paper, mark a 6-3/4″ x 3-3/8″ envelope. Cut it out. This is the card.


9. Fold the card in half.


10. Optional: embellish envelope and/or insert card with stickers or cut-outs from additional paper. For example, if you are using a paper with watermelon figures for the envelope, you could cut one watermelon out of extra paper and glue it onto the front of the card made with coordinating paper.

Too cute! I always welcome comments, questions and/or suggestions. And I love success stories!

© Copyright 2007 by Wardee Harmon. Used with permission from the author.

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7 Responses to Paper Crafting: Small Envelope and Card

  1. Jessica says:

    Thank you so much!!! I wanted to make a cute little envelop to put some necklaces I bought in them, as cute little party favors and this worked great!! I used pretty scrap book paper from Micheal’s.

  2. Viktorija Ćirić says:

    Hi :)
    many thanks from Serbia, I came into your site, searching for the right way to make an envelope for a Valentine Day’s Card for my boyfriend.

    Thank you once again, I made it :)))

  3. Paty says:

    Thank you for sharing…
    I’ll make to my daughter’s birthday
    brazilian hugs

  4. Kris says:

    I came across this site while searching for paper crafting. Those cards look so cute. Paper crafting is so much fun and quite easy to do.

  5. Melissa says:

    Those cards are so cute, as well as inexpensive and easy to make. The small format also makes them good for attaching to gifts or holding gift cards.

  6. Wardee says:

    Hi, Jean! Your cards sound so beautiful. I just emailed you, so have a look for it!

    Love, Wardee

  7. Jean Gemmell says:

    Good Morning

    My name is Jean and I live in Scotland UK.

    I came across your website as I was searching for card crafting sites on the internet. The Lord does nothing by chance!

    I too love the Lord and it was such a lovely surprise to find your site. My passion is making handmade Christian cards-I loss track of time when making them as I’m caught up searching scipture etc. I pray about what I make and go at the Lord’s leading-my cards are true scripture eg the bible doesn’t say ‘get well’ but ‘by His stripes you were healed’ so that’s the kind of cards I make. Most of them are embellished with some sort of butterfly as ‘new life’.

    It would be really really nice to hear from you and I am trusting that you are blessed by the Lord.

    Numbers 6:24-26

    With regards