I love sitting down and knowing I am going to make something but not have it totally planned out. That is how my creative mind went with this DIY card. I love it so much I will definitely send it but first I want to show you the how to. Welcome to a quick tutorial for your very own DIY Envelope card. Next, I will show you how quick and easy this diy craft tutorial is.
- blank card or card stock
- patterned, decorative, scrapbook or wrapping paper
- paper cutter or scissors
- double sided tape
- double sided sticky dots
- Free art from any of the Monthly Calendar or Free Artwork pages from Free Printables Page and print out on heavier paper or glue to heavier card stock) or I have uploaded this one below for you to use.
I knew I wanted to make a few more cards with my Blooming and Becoming patterns that I had printed off on paper, so I gathered a few boxes of crafting supplies and started cutting out the paper for the backing of my card. I chose, “Unspoken Beauty” with cross stitch flower words as the background. For the envelopes, I chose, “Hopes in Flight”, “Heaven Scent” and “Abundance”.
I practiced making an mini envelope on scrap paper and when I felt that I got it right I made three with the patterned paper. Initially it works out to be a square then the corners are folded in. Both sides of the envelope tuck in behind the bottom flap while the upper flap closes over all of them.
To adhere each envelope to the card while giving it some depth, I used sticky dots.
I had also picked out some art prints and calendar pages from my free printable Monthly Task Lists that were in my recycling bin as cast offs that did not print properly or had some defect. I chose a rose, a bee and a bluebird. Each one was glued to card stock and then carefully cut out.
After I placed the small cut out treasures in their envelopes, I used a sticky dot to close the envelope. This DIY envelope card would be a lovely surprise to receive in the mail. As the sender, you could put clues to an upcoming date or special notes to encourage your recipient.
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This card looks lovely beside the other two DIY cards I did previously, check them out at the post, DIY Card and Free Teacup Cut Out.
I hope you have enjoyed this quick and easy diy envelope card. If you would like to share the love, please comment or pin. Thank you!
Blessings from my house to yours,