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.
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.
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.