Friday, April 24, 2009

Handmade envelopes aplenty!

Calendar page envelope

Apparently my post on my own handmade envelope has inspired a slew of blog readers to send me theirs, with letters, too - what a treat!

nice folds

This one is from someone who really has a quality template: dig those folds and classy corners! Much better than my own "just tape it on the sides" method.

Dig those corners


  1. Wow! I don't know what you mean by "has a classy template." Perhaps you could explain, some time.

    I just use _your_ tape up the sides way, myself. :-)

    Hope you'll tell her, that I am impressed with her envelope. Or maybe, if she reads here, she'll read this...

    And who knows? Maybe we'll end up writing to each other too? :-)

    Now wouldn't that be a cool way, to find a new person to correspond with?

    'Aunt Amelia'

  2. By template, I mean a guide for cutting the paper to make the envelope, so that the edges are tapered in a bit. See how in the bottom photo the bottom flap doesn't quite meet the sides, and is rounded at the corner? A template is the guide that helps to cut the paper in that way.

    Me, I'm not that inherently crafty, I don't have a lot of equipment, and I don't like stuff on my hands (like glue) -- so I go with the tape. Glad you don't mind. :)

  3. nice! definitely feeling inspired...

  4. I have a copy of the envelope mill which came with three templates (very durable). I love them and use them all the time. Highly recommend it.

  5. I make my own envelopes all the time. I just started using vellum tape instead of double stick tape to seal them. You can see a few of them at

  6. Lovely envelopes, MME! I must look into this vellum tape business.