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DIY Eco-Friendly Envelopes

DIY envelopes using the Big Shot, dies and envelope punch board.
photo taken and owned by alphacrafts

Let’s make DIY eco-friendly envelopes.

When I was clearing some shelves in the studio, I noticed my pile of magazines building up in the corner. They are outdated but the pages are filled with gorgeous photos of furniture, architectural and garden details. I also have a pile of brown paper packaging that I saved from box deliveries, so I used that too to make eco-friendly envelopes.

Why envelopes? Envelopes are easy to make, and I always need them to package little things. I love the rustic look and they are perfect for some of my handmade cards.

You can use this envelope for your mail but make sure that you secure the flaps well, so they don’t fall apart in transit. Also, make sure that the postage stamps can be seen.

Here is a list of products I used:

  1. First, trim the paper down with the trimmer to the size of envelope you want to make. Use the guide found in your Envelope Punch Board.
  2. Next, punch the notches on the guidelines on your punch board.
  3. Fold the flaps by following the score lines and then glue them.
  4. If you have a Cutting and Embossing Machine, Die-cut some address labels and attach to the envelope.

Not sure how to use the Envelope Punch Board? here is a video.

I hope that you enjoyed today’s inspiration and that you’ll also give it a go.

Visit the online store for current tools to help you with your DIY eco-friendly envelopes

Would you like to learn how to make envelopes and other packaging projects in class? Let me know so we can organise one for you. Bring along your friends too so you can share the experience.

If you’re also looking for other fun projects, visit my events page and book in. There’s always something new to learn.

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