Patterns for Making Envelopes

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Envelopes can be made just as beautifully as invites with patterns. Find an envelope pattern for your invitations with help from an accomplished visual artist in this free video.

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Hello, I'm Jeanette Conner. I've been a visual artist for eight plus years, and today I'm going to show you patterns for making envelopes. For this really simple envelope pattern, you are going to need a large square sheet of paper with whatever design or color you want. I've chosen this really pretty stamped damask in gold. And you are also going to need a glue stick or a hot glue gun, whatever type of glue you feel the most comfortable with using. The first thing you are going to do is make an X crease in the center. You just do that by folding one way and making a quick crease in the center and folding the other way and making a quick crease in the center. That helps you know where the center of your page is. Then you are going like fold the sides into the center and crease them down. And you are going to fold the bottom flap about halfway to the center and crease it down. And then you are going to fold it the rest of the way up until there, it doesn't fold back on itself. Just like that and crease it down. Once you've gotten to this point you can take your glue stick or your hot glue gun and glue it down. I'm just going to make quick little glue spots so we can move on with the folding. But you'd want to make sure to really secure the envelope. But just don't glue inside the pocket or you wont' be able to get your card or letter inside. So the last part is to just put whatever in the envelope you have, whether it be a card or a letter. And then fold your flap down and glue it shut. And for extra decoration and security I'm going to put a sticker right there. If you wanted to get really fancy you could also do wax and a stamp. And then on the front to give it a little extra flair I'm just going to glue down these gift card tags for the address. And there you have it. There's a quick and simple way to make a last minute beautiful personal envelope. This is Jeanette Conner, and today we learned patterns for making envelopes.

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