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Learn how to make a personalized envelope for your special someone on Valentine's Day.
Receiving a letter in the mail is such a wonderful feeling. These days, most of our communication comes to us by text and emails. But the feeling of sliding your finger underneath the edge of a sealed envelope beats opening an email any day. Making a homemade envelope is as simple as folding a piece of paper 4 times, and it shows to your loved one how much you care about them.
What you'll need for one envelope:
2 pieces Large Square Card stock
Large print pattern Stamp
Black stamping ink (permanent, quick drying)
What to do:
Stamp one side of one entire piece of card stock, set aside to dry.
Once the stamped large piece of paper is dry, place it in front of you, stamped side down, so it looks like a diamond. Place the card that you will send in the envelope in the center of the piece of paper.
Fold the left and right corners into the center, one corner on top of the other, so the folds are in line with the card inside.
Fold the bottom corner up, so it’s fold lines with the bottom of the card. Repeat the process with the top corner. Once you have made all the folds, gently fold the top corner up and remove the card.
Glue the left and right folds on top of each other (doesn’t matter the order) then glue the bottom fold on top of the right and left folds.
While those folds glue together, take the scissors and cut off the excess corners of paper on either side of the top fold. Cutting off the excess paper, helps the envelope fold smoother.
Insert the card you want to send, and place glue along the edges and press firmly.
With the other piece of card stock, cut out a small piece of paper that will fit on the front of the envelope. Write the address of your valentine of the piece of paper and glue the back and press firmly on the front of the envelope.
Place a stamp on the envelope and the valentine is ready to go!
This home made envelope can be used for any occasion.
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