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Matching envelopes, stickers, and more for cards and letters

Stationery Crafts

Matching envelopes, stickers, and more for cards and letters
 
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Stationery Crafts

Envelopes to Make

For your handmade cards
Custom made envelopes
What you will make:

See how easy it is to make a custom envelope for all of your handmade cards. The envelope can be made from white or colored paper, and can be decorated to match your card. The envelope patterns in this project are sized to go with Aunt Annie's Pop-Up Cards, Heart-Shaped Cards and all the cards in the Greeting Card Tutorials.

Project extra: The project also includes tips on making an envelope to fit any size card or letter, and a special Father's Day envelope.

Related craft: See the Mother's Day Pop-Up Card craft project for another style of envelope that fits Pop-Up Cards.

Here's what you need:
  • Computer paper (white or colored)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Optional: Crayons, colored pencils or markers, ruler and craft knife

This project is rated EASY to do.

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Before you start
  • Make a place to work.
  • Read all of the directions.
  • Gather everything you need to do the project.
  • Think about the project. Imagine how it will look and what you will do with it.
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How to Make Custom Envelopes

Read all of the steps before starting.
Step 1: Choose a Pattern and Print It

Choose the envelope size and design that you want to make. For most handmade cards, the invitation size envelope should work. This size fits 5½" by 4¼" cards, quarter-folded letter-size paper, and the cards in the Greeting Card Tutorials. The Pop-up Card envelope fits 5 1/8" by 4" cards, and the Heart-Shaped Card envelope fits 5" by 4¼" cards. If you want to make a custom size of envelope, see How to Make a Custom Envelope in Any Size.

Tip: Notice the labels marking the top and bottom envelope flaps.

Invitation
Printable pattern for invitation size envelope - hearts
Pop-Up Card
Printable pattern for envelope to fit pop-up cards
Heart-Shaped Cards
Printable pattern for envelopes to fit Aunt Annie's heart-shaped cards
Invitation
Printable pattern for invitation size envelope - pink, scribbled hearts
Pop-Up Card
Printable pattern for envelope to fit pop-up cards - purple, scribbled hearts
Heart-Shaped Cards
Printable pattern for envelopes to fit Aunt Annie's heart-shaped cards - blue, scribbled hearts
Invitation
Printable pattern for invitation size envelope - plain
Pop-Up Card
Printable pattern for envelope to fit pop-up cards - plain
Heart-Shaped Cards
Printable pattern for envelopes to fit Aunt Annie's heart-shaped cards - plain
 Plain

Patterns are Adobe PDF files. The Adobe Reader is available for free.

All of Aunt Annie's project patterns are designed to be printed on standard letter-size paper (8.5"x11" or A4). When printing from Adobe Reader, you may need to select Auto-Rotate and Center or Choose paper source by PDF page size to ensure the best fit.

Step 2: Color (optional)

Color the envelope with any colors and designs you like. If you plan to mail the envelope, be especially careful not to color where the address and return address will be written.

Step 3: Cut
Cut out envelope on outline

Cut out the envelope on the solid black line. Try to make your cuts very straight. The envelope will fit together better with straight edges.

Tip: It is easier to make straight cuts with a craft knife and ruler. Protect the table with thick cardboard or a cutting mat. Place the ruler along the line to be cut, then carefully draw the craft knife along the ruler's edge. Be sure to keep your fingertips away from the knife. Careful: craft knives are very sharp and should only be used by adults.

Step 4: Fold

Turn the envelope with the printed side down. Fold the side flaps over on the black lines. Next, fold the bottom flap up on its black line, and fold the top flap down on its black line.

Fold envelope flaps

Tip: Make a sharp crease by running your thumbnail firmly along the fold.

Glue envelope Step 5: Glue

Unfold the top flap. Notice where the bottom flap overlaps the side flaps. This is where you need to put the glue. Unfold the bottom flap and put glue along the sides. Now fold the bottom flap over the side flaps and press.

Tip: Be very neat with the glue. Be sure that there is no glue on the inside of the envelope.

Step 6: Insert Card and Seal Insert card or letter and seal envelope

Insert your card or letter in the envelope. Fold the top flap over and seal it with glue, tape or a sticker.

When making envelopes in advance or to give as gifts, you can apply gum to the flap that is licked to seal it. Just follow the Seal Gum recipe.

That's it! The envelope is ready for your card!
Custom made envelopes

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