It’s been such a long time since I actually wrote a letter (on a piece of paper by hand), that I couldn’t resist signing up and meeting a new friend. My pen pal is in Chile which is very exciting! I’m not really a paper person so I don’t have a big collection of cute stationery on hand. So rather than send my letter in old office stationery, I chose to use some scrapbook paper and it worked perfectly! I also tried a standard sheet of paper and that worked, too.

Turns out that making envelopes is super fun, easy, and creative. I love that you can use any paper you want and really personalize your invitations.

You can use this easy technique to make envelopes

You will need:
An envelope you wish to copy
Double-sided scrapbooking paper or thick wrapping paper
Glue or tape
Scrap paper or adhesive label

  1. Using the patterns provided, cut out your pieces. Make sure to cut two of the center disk, one for your address label on the outside of the envelope and one for the center of your envelop.
  1. Fold your pieces so that they fit one inside of the other.
  2. Line up all the pieces with one of your disks in the center.
  3. Cut a hole with your X-Acto scissor through all of the layers.
  4. Push your office fastener through and unfold the ends.
  5. Cut out your card with the excess paper.
  6. With your glue stick, glue down a 2nd flower disk on the outside of the envelope to cover the ends of your office fastener or use a sticker label for your address label.

Make it after you’ve cut and folded the others so you know the size to make it.

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Monarch-Size Airmail

More envelope templates, this time allowing you to print your own airmail envelopes on letter-size paper. They come in three variations: plain; with a verbal “BY AIR MAIL/PAR AVION” indicator; and with a snazzy Art-Deco-style blue label. The back is the same for all three. (I’m particularly proud of how nicely the stripes line up on the back/flap…

C6 ENVELOPES = 16.2 x 11.4 cm
fits A5 paper folded in half
A5 paper = 21 x 14.8 cm

C7 ENVELOPES = 11.4 x 8.1 cm
fits A6 paper folded in half
A6 paper = 14.8 x 10.5 cm

C8 ENVELOPES = 8.1 x 5.7 cm
fits A7 paper folded in half
A7 paper = 10.5 x 7.4 cm

You may want to trace your envelope shape onto some heavy card and make a more robust template if you will be making lots of envelopes.