DIY Make your own envelope!

11 April 2012

Hello there!  I've been wanting to make this diy from the first envelope I made, some weeks before, but I didn't have the time..!  As you can see, I did the whole job on the floor of my room, in front of the window because the light was very dim! BelowI have everyhting you will need. Don't choose a thin paper because  I don't think it will make it through the mailing process..! I got mine for 0.80€ per piece of paper! As for the envelope you're going to use as a pattern, I browsed through my old collection of letter sets and chose one I found best. In some photos the lines of the shape don't show clearly, but if you view the full size image I'm sure it'll be clearer!!

I've made 3 or 4 of these envelopes and they look perfect! I'm sure both the recipients of my letters were really excited with them! :)
* If you have trouble thinking how to close/seal the envelope, here's what I did: I folded the top side inside of the envelope and to be sure, I sealed it with a label sticker (like the one above) where I wrote my address! Hope you like it!!

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14 comments:

  1. Oh I loved this! The paper is so pretty, I wish I could find map papers like this, they look so good. And I am definitely doing this. xx

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  2. this is beautiful, what gorgeous paper! xx

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  3. geia sou more christinara! to eixa kanei k ego auto pali me selida asterix nomizo! super idea! etoima ta grammata?

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  4. I love diy projects and making my own envelopes for snail mail! Thanks for sharing this project with all of us! :) Ohh...I also love the photos! You're a pro when it comes to photography! Do you perhaps happen to have an Instagram? :) And may I ask how do you put arrows on your photos along with the font? Do you use PhotoShop?

    http://once-upon-a-letter.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much for your words Yasmeen!! I believe am not close to being a pro in photography, but it's flattering to hear you saying so! :) Yes, I use Photoshop, these arrows are photoshop brushes! I don't have an instagram because I don't have an iPhone/iPod..! ;)

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  5. Gorgeous photos and I love the tutorial. I know my nieces would LOVE to get a letter like that!

    Lovely blog - please pop over to mine sometime soon too!

    Love
    amy
    x

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  6. This is an absolutely stunning tutorial. Thank you for sharing. Where did you get your beautiful map paper? I want some. I WANT SOME. x

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  7. i absolutely love this! can't wait to try!!
    xo TJ

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  8. Perfection! I don't know why I hadn't thought of this first :) I've been looking for ideas to write to some friends, and I think I found the ticket lol
    xx

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  9. kala fovero!!!! xetrelathika me to sxedio tou xartiou pou dialexes!

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  10. Like the tutorial..it's easy to make...i want to try it out for Gift Card envelopes...thanks for sharing.

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  11. A nice idea for grandparents letters would be to photocopy or scan some of the little ones' artwork for this

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