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Creativity Prompt #23 – Cards & Envelopes Set

October 31st, 2008 by Avital

Cards & Envelopes Set

Many of my most cherished creations are a result of a blunder of some sort. After I pass the self bashing stage I try to make something out of the error and sometimes the result is far better than what I have originally planned to do.

Last week I have posted a tutorial on making a mini album out of a single sheet of cardstock. The process of making this mini album involves alternating cutting lines. I was trying to use the paper trimmer for the cutting and got confused and mistakenly cut the cardstock in the same direction.

Following my mistake the muse came to visit… I decided to make a bunch of 3″ by 3″ cards instead and also created a matching Envelope Template.

So, without further ado, here is the tutorial:

Supply –

Instructions –

  1. Cut the cardstock into 4 strips of 3″ by 12″ and then cut each strip in half to two pieces of 3″ by 6″ cardstock. Fold each piece in half, lengthwise, to create a cute 3″ by 3″ card. You will end up with 8 cards from the single sheet of cardstock.
  2. Use a craft knife to cut a ¾” slit into each card’s spine and weave the ribbon through. Tie the ribbon into a square knot and repeat on each card. [You are completely free to embellish the card in whichever way you wish… Don’t feel obligated to the ribbon, it won’t be offended – neither will I 😉 ]
    Making the card
  3. Download the free envelope template and print it on a letter size paper (8.5″ by 11″). Cut the outline of the template. [You can either print it directly on the backside of the patterned paper or on a copy paper, which you can then cut and trace over the patterned paper – your choice].
    Cutting the patterned paper for the envelopes
  4. Score along all the dashed lines of the template and fold. Adhere the long flap to the small side-flaps with a tape runner (or a glue stick, if you prefer…).
    The completed envelopes

Easy, fun and adorable – my kind of a craft project 🙂


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I would also be very happy to see your own creations, so don’t be shy and share 🙂

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4 Comments to “Creativity Prompt #23 – Cards & Envelopes Set”

  1. Arlene says:

    Great cards. Thanks for posting.

  2. MaryNSC #1121 says:

    O wow Thank U so much!!1

  3. Donna says:

    This is really nice of you Avital, Thanks!