Kraft paper makes beautiful diy homemade envelopes for your Christmas cards!
When I got into scrapbooking a few years ago I really enjoyed making my own cards. I definitely make more cards than actual scrapbooks and I’m upping my card-making game at every opportunity. I cannot walk through Michael’s without visiting the stamping section. It is not possible. Plus they almost always have some super cute seasonal stamps in the $1 and clearance bins at the front of the store. Those bins designed to entice you while you wait to check out. It works on me. Every single time.
I’ve been making my own cards for years but never thought of making my own envelopes. Custom cards really beg for custom envelopes otherwise you find yourself making the most beautiful card of your life and trying to fit it into an envelope only to end up trimming and trimming and trimming until it actually fits. It’s not fun and your masterpiece becomes slightly less masterful after that.
So when some of my best bloggy friends wanted to get together and do a group craft using Kraft Paper I instantly knew that with Christmas coming up and card making in full swing I wanted to make my own envelopes! A homemade card and a homemade envelope are the sweetest special touch to your Christmas cards, especially for those friends who live far away and you don’t get to see very often. And this Kraft Paper is only a DOLLAR! Yeah, exactly. You can make dozens upon dozens of envelopes for all your holiday and special occasion cards using this awesome Kraft Paper from the Dollar Store.
These are so simple and take less than 5 minutes per envelope! Once you get the hang of it you’ll be an envelope making machine! I plan on making a bunch and just keeping them with the rest of my scrapbooking supplies so I can just grab one whenever I need it. And the best part about making your own envelopes is that you’ll never have to trim down your masterpiece again!
1 roll brown kraft paper
Glue stick or scrapbooking glue runner
1. Trace envelope template onto Kraft Paper, making sure to mark where the flaps are so you know where to fold it.
2. Cut your envelope out and fold the flaps so that the pencil marks are on the inside.
3. Secure the envelope flaps using a glue stick or glue runner.
Isn’t that just the sweetest?! I’m so excited my light bulb finally came on and I decided to make my own envelopes! And if my friends and family are going to get a custom card and envelope why not fancy the outside up with some pretty font?
I’m so excited to share my friends’ posts with you, too! Make sure you jump over and check out all the amazing things you can do with this awesome Kraft Paper!
1. Kraft Paper Gift Tags from Sydney at Tastefully Frugal
2. Kraft Paper Wrapping and Ribbon from Erin at No Bohn’s About It
3. Kraft Paper Envelopes from Meaghan at Cook. Craft. Love.
4. Kraft Paper Book Covers from Nicole at Little Blog on the Homestead
5. Kraft Paper Gift Bags from Micha at Cooking Mimi