Designer Paper Envelope Tutorial & PPA Sneak Peek

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I promised you yesterday I would provide the details on how quick and easy creating the designer paper envelope above can be!  This size (4 1/4 x 4 1/4) is perfect for a 4 x 4 card!

Stampin up bermuda bay designer series paper

STEP 1:  I started with 1/2 a sheet of Stampin' Up! Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper (12" x 6").  

Stampin up 4 x 4 envelope

STEP 2:  Create a template by carefully "dismantling" a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 envelope.  I "swooped" mine from my Stampin' Up! Fresh-Cut Notes card and envelope set.  It's a small sacrifice since you can use the template over and over.  Use Dotto along the edges of the template to attach to the designer Paper. 

 I use Dotto Repositionable Adhesive (103305) to keep the "template" in
place instead of tracing it.  It's ready for cutting and saves me a step.

Stampin up 4 x 4 bermuda bay envelope template

STEP 3:  Paper Snips (103579) are my favorite scissors for navigating curves.  In about two minutes, you have a pretty envelope template

STAMPIN' PRETTY TIP:  Be sure to line the envelope template up square with the pattern, if necessary.

Stampin up 4 x 4 envelope paper snips

STEP 4:  Score, fold, adhere and say "that was so easy!"

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  1. It does look easy–I’ll have to give it a try tomorrow. I agree, great way to use up DP and add finishing details. Thanks for the tutorial. MJ

  2. Chris R. from Iowa

    Another duh moment – the dotto jobber! I, too used my envelopes or just included the card in a bigger envelope etc. This is just so much fun now for even the ones I like to leave on friends desks etc. Thanks Mary! I loved the blog hop! Hope to win some goodies! Looking forward to tomorrow’s to see what you came up with. Thanks so much!

  3. I have made envelopes using old calendars also. I cover the day’s side with a pattern paper using my xyron sticker maker. The calendars have such beautiful pictures on them I hate to throw them out.

  4. Great way to use up retired DSP. Love it. Thanks for the reminder, I use to do this and forgot all about it.

  5. Thanks for the tutorial Mary! I LOVE your blog…it’s soooooo INSPIRING! I can’t wait to see what you come up with tomorrow…Thanks again! 😉

  6. Mary, you’re so good with the finishing details! I’m going to miss Bermuda Bay, love what you’ve done with it!

  7. Who wouldn’t love to get a fun card in an even “more fun” envelope? Great idea. Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing it with us.

  8. Melissa Brown

    Thanks for another inspirational tutorial, Mary! Can you tell me what you use to seal your envelope?

  9. Mary-

    Thank you so much! I love making 4 x 4 cards, but I have to admit, I was using the envelopes from that set:)

  10. to Marta: This size (based on my understanding of the U.S. Post Office rules) cannot be mailed. Minimum size and width of an envelope is 3.5 x 5″. If I’m mailing it, I typically use this size (or smaller) to tuck in a larger (padded envelope) with a small gift (like nuggets in a matchbox). Hugs, Mary

  11. Great time saver using the dotto adhesive. Clever, smart and saves time! Nice card too! Thanks, Mary!

  12. so that’s how its done! Adorable. Thanks for the tutorial! is this size envelope mail-able?

  13. I just cannot keep up with your awesome envelopes!!! I love it and your card… so pretty!!! Hugs, Carla

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