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How To Make An Envelope with Scrapbook Paper

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Learning how to make an envelope from scrapbook paper super easy and fun! You can choose any paper, any pattern and make them any size appropriate for your event. This is also a fun craft for kids to make and send “mail” to each other.

How to Make an Envelope


A few years ago I threw a baby shower for a friend.  I ordered the super cute invitations from an Etsy shop and didn’t realize that they didn’t come with envelopes! The invitations were 5 x 7 so I needed a particular size to fit them.  I checked around and most A7 envelopes, the size I needed, were either super expensive or came in boxes of 100. My friend suggested that I make envelopes instead. I had no idea I could even do that!

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.  I chose to use some baby boy scrapbook paper and it worked perfectly!  I also tried a standard 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and that worked, too.


How to Make an Envelope with Scrapbook Paper

Lay your invitation in the middle of your paper and fold the paper in on all four sides.

Remove the invitation and fold the top and bottom in.

Start at the line of your crease and cut a corner.



Do this on all four sides — you will need to turn the paper over to get the angle cut on the other side correctly.




Next, open the paper up and cut the corner flaps off at the crease.  You can see that my right flap isn’t quite the same size as the left flap.  They don’t have to be perfect as they will be glued inside, but make sure that you have enough to be able to glue it all together.


Now,  fold it up and glue it together.  I just used a glue stick to glue up the sides on the bottom. If you are mailing the envelopes you may want to use better glue just to be sure.  That’s it! It is so easy!  I used more glue stick to seal up the envelopes. A sticker would add a nice touch, too.

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  • Melody Cesare
    February 6, 2018

    I have struggled making envelopes for my homemade cards since I was a kid. This is the first pattern that I can finally make perfectly. I just added a point to the top for a personal preference.

    • Camille
      February 8, 2018

      Yay! I love making my own envelopes. I’m glad you found it!

  • Linda
    August 19, 2015

    Thank you SO much, Camille! I’ve been wondering how I could make a lacy envelope from a paper doily. This is how! I just made one in no time from an 8″ doily! (Too frilly to survive the mail, but pretty to hand over personally. I may line them, too.) I love my envelope punch board, but sometimes would like the paper design to remain right-side-up. I have a template for that: an old, cumbersome, stressful template, but this is so much better. I so appreciate your sharing this! It’s a great idea I’ll use often!

    • Camille
      August 20, 2015

      What a great idea to use a doily! I hadn’t thought beyond just regular paper, but now the possibilities!

  • Phyllis
    March 28, 2015

    I have SOOO needed this. Thanks a lot!

  • Jacqui Layne
    March 1, 2013

    Wow I love this and gives it a little personality =D

  • Debra
    September 27, 2012

    WOW! Thank you for sharing.

  • Amanda
    September 9, 2012

    Such a great solution to your problem! Turned out cute. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week.

  • Lauren
    August 18, 2012

    That’s awesome! This will def come in handy when I make cards and can’t find envelopes to fit or match! Thank you for sharing at our
    Pinteresting Party!

  • Gail
    August 17, 2012

    Love this idea because you can make the envelopes out of a variety of paper types and it gives you a perfect fit. Thanks for sharing. Gail (

  • Brandie (
    August 17, 2012

    Aren’t you clever?? Looks great, Camille! (I’m sharing on my company twitter @HappyToCreate )