There are a ton of crafts to do with scrapbook paper. Whether it’s gift bags, paper boxes, tags or the like, there’s so much inspiration online when it comes to using decorative paper for crafting. Sure you can use scrapbook paper in the traditional sense of making decorative albums and using large 12 x 12 sheets as backgrounds for scrapbooking; but another great way to use scrapbooking paper is to make your own envelopes.
This is a very quick and easy DIY and these mini envelopes work well for invitations and cards.
For this project, you will need an existing envelope to trace. You can use a business envelope or a card envelope. Depending on the size of the existing envelope, that will determine what size paper you need. For these smaller 4 x 6 envelopes, you will need 12 x 12 scrapbook paper. In addition, you need craft glue or a glue stick, glitter, ModPodge, scissors, a pencil and a ruler.
First, break the seams on the existing envelope to flatten it out. Use a knife or similar to gently lift the glued-down edges of the envelope ensuring that it doesn’t rip or tear.
Lay the envelop on the back side of the scrapbook paper. Trace the outline of the envelope with a pencil. Be sure to draw in the lines in the center of the envelope to mark the where the sides, top and bottom flaps fold up.