Making Handmade Envelopes for Greeting Cards. Don't have an envelope for your greeting card? Don't worry!
I have lots of fab ideas using colored paper and ready-made white envelopes I am sure you will love to make.
Have you just made a beautiful handmade greeting card to go with your fabulous homemade gift basket and you need a matching envelope? Well, you have come to the right place.
It’s a shame to go to all that trouble in making a beautiful card and
have an ordinary looking envelope.
It’s like a gift: if the outside is
not nicely wrapped people will not take a second look, but, if you wrap
it up nicely their immediate reaction is, "WOW, did you make this
For the first three handmade envelopes below....
.... starting with the one on the left, I used wrapping paper but used the pattern on the inside of the envelope and
for the outside, I cut four strips of the same paper and glued them to
the outside of my envelope to made a border. This is how I made it.
The middle envelope is
for a Christmas card. I used red patterned thin card-stock.
The envelope on the right I
made for a gardening card so I used a green patterned card-stock.
If you are making a batch of greeting cards and need lots of envelopes, it’s cheaper to buy a roll of wrapping paper.
The next three envelopes are ready-made envelopes.
The first one can be for any occasion, it's just a simple design I made on my computer.
The second oneI decorated for a baby shower card, I printed a bird holding a parcel and colored it in.
And for the third envelope is for a congratulations card. I used my computer to print three images of a champagne bottle and glasses.
If you are sending the card by post don't over do the decorating
because the address has to be clearly visible.
Below are Three More Handmade Envelopes using Patterned Paper, Brown Paper and a Ready-Made Envelope.
If you decide to use white paper you can decorate the envelope with rubber stamps, (like the one on the right) and color in the stamp.
Not what you are looking for? Search the web for more great ideas on how to make an envelope.
Do You Make Your Own Greeting Cards and Envelopes?
I would love to hear what kind of cards you make.
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