Happy Friday, Lily Bee fans! Christine here to show you a cute and easy DIY string-tie envelope you can make with your awesome Lily Bee papers! I swoon whenever I see cute handmade envelopes or pockets of any kind. I just think they are so cute!
Today I will show you how to make a string-tie envelope sized at A2. The size of this envelope is very convenient because all handmade A2 cards (4.25" x 5.5") will fit inside.
These are the supplies you will need:
- 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper
- twine or string
- buttons or brads
- circle punch
- paper trimmer
- scoring board or bone folder
- hole punch
To start out, I cut my piece of pattern paper to 9.5" x 7.75".
Next, I scored two lines on the long side of the paper, one at 1/2", and another one at 5".
On the short side, I scored lines at 1 3/4" and 7 3/8".
Your paper will look like this after scoring.
Next, I cut out the corners of the paper like this.
I folded the paper into the envelope shape. I rounded the corners of the flaps.
Next I measured where I wanted my holes for the brads to be. I wanted them halfway across the 4.5" side, so I drew circles at 2.25" across.
The two pencil-marked circles are where my brads will go.
Next, I used my 1" circle punch to punch out two circles in a contrasting color than my envelope color.
Then I hole-punched the center of each circle.
I lined up the hole on the circle to where I had drawn a circle, and pushed the brad into the paper.
This is what your paper looks like after both circles and brads are attached.
I folded the two strips of flaps and put adhesive on them. Then I folded the large flap over to make the envelope.
Then I tied some twine from the Pinwheel Embellishment Bundle around both brads under the paper circles to close the flaps together.
Supplies: Pinwheel Collection (Flower Box paper, 6x6 Tiny Tablet, Embellishment Bundle, Label Stickers)
To complete the look, I adhered a Label Sticker to the front of the envelope. I think it adds a nice finishing touch! :)
I can't wait to put a handmade card into this cute envelope and give it to the recipient! Thanks for following along this tutorial. I hope you like it and are inspired to make some of your own. Have a great weekend!
This turned out fabulous! I love it!!
Posted by: Julie Tucker-Wolek | 07/26/2013 at 09:59 PM
I have pinned this...just genius...I can see using these as embellishments on your pages or cards!
Posted by: Patricia Roebuck | 08/01/2013 at 10:55 AM