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.
- small envelope template (printed copy)
- acid-free scrapbook paper
- acid-free glue stick
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.