I love to make and use homemade envelopes. I've found an easy way to make them is with envelope templates that I got from Paper Source, but you can also use an old envelope that's unglued and opened up. Just trace the outline of the envelope on the paper you want to make into an envelope.
In the pictures in this post, you can see that I started with a large picture from a calendar and used the clear template to outline the envelope.
If you've never done this before, you can watch a video demonstration of the process at the Paper Source website.
It's handy to have white labels to put on the envelope so that the address is legible through the photo.
Paper Source also has videos for other fun projects - sealing wax, embosser, making envelope liners and more.
After almost 2 years, the Letters & Journals website is being redesigned and updated. In the interim, the site will direct to this blog and when the new site is ready to be unveiled, we will let you know.
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