Super quick and easy, a pretty paper envelope for that awesome card you made! My 1 minute video shows the steps. A couple tips are shown below the video.
- Obvs you might have a little struggle if your card is very long and very narrow (like a 6” wide by 1” tall card, or something with very exaggerated proportions). In the last step of the video, where you fold the top corner down, just keep wrapping that top fold around the card and tape it shut wherever it ends. This means the tip of your closing flap might actually end on the front of the envelope. It doesn’t matter, just tape it shut wherever it ends.
- Keep in mind the minimum/maximum envelope sizes for USPS mailing. Make sure you are within the limits, and check for extra postage charges before mailing.
- If your card is too small to be mailed, or you are trying to avoid the $.20 charge for mailing a square card, just fold the envelope to be bigger than the card/rectangular to avoid these problems. The envelope doesn’t need to hug the card like a glove, it can be a different size/shape than the card itself if needed.
- On that note, even if your card is sized perfectly for mailing, the envelope shouldn’t fit so snugly that the card is hard to pull out. Leave a good ¼” gap around the card when folding the envelope so it slides in and out easily.
- As always, practicing on some scarp or recycled paper a couple times never hurts.
- Try colorful paper, wrapping paper, newsprint, old calendar pictures, or pages from an unwanted book (like an atlas). If your print is too dark to write an address on, just affix an Avery label to the front and write on that.
What tips and ideas have you found that might benefit or inspire others?