DIY Envelopes

Time: 15 minutes
Materials: Martha Stewart scoring board, paper, scissors, tape runner

DIY Envelopes | The Crafted Life
Who needs store bought envelopes when you can make DIY Envelopes?! Any type of scrapbooking paper will do, so find the pattern of your dreams and whip up a batch (about three envelopes) in 15 minutes or less.

DIY Envelopes | The Crafted Life

1. There are two ways to make your template. You can follow the instructions on the back of your MS scoring board, or you can find an old envelope, open it up and trace it. I chose to do the latter.

DIY Envelopes | The Crafted Life
2. Cut out your pattern.

DIY Envelopes | The Crafted Life
3. Use the scoring board to make accurate and straight lines for folding. If your paper is thin, avoid pressing too hard as you might make a cut instead of a crease.

DIY Envelopes | The Crafted Life
4. Fold in the two sides first, without taping. Tape will only go on the long sides of the final flap.

DIY Envelopes | The Crafted Life

DIY Envelopes | The Crafted Life

DIY Envelopes | The Crafted Life
5. When you’re ready to mail, just secure with tape either on the inside or outside.