Hello my Friends,
Do you get a lot of junk mail ?
Sometimes I look through it and think,
''What can I make with that?"
Some cool bits of cardstock and sometimes
fun colors and textures-
This week it was envelopes with windows,
I decided to cover them with pretty paper.
First, I cut 3 sides of the envelope- top and both sides.
So it will opened it up.
Fold your top flap piece down about 1 1/2''
then another fold line 1/4'' under the first fold.
Open the envelope and cut down the center fold line
to the second flap fold line.
Glue down the flap on inside window side.
Measure your paper, mine was 8'' wide.
Fold in half, slip your envelope inside to mark the window.
Run a pencil or bone folder along the inside of the window.
It will leave an indentation in the paper.
I went over the mark with pencil so you could see.
Use a utility blade to x-out the window.
You can use tiny scissors to cut open the window.
You can use Distress Ink on paper edges.
Then you can glue down the front over the window.
Next choose what you would like to see through the window
and glue to the inside of the back.
Make a closure with tiny brads or eyelets.
I cut 1 1/2'' circles with cardboard and covered with
Poke a hole in center and attach to your folder.
Glue a scrape piece on flap
and cover the back of the brad,
glue down and score and fold your flap again.
I used a 2'' circle to cut a half circle
Cut a 12'' piece of string.
I used embroidery floss.
Tie around top closure and knot.
On the other end I added a bead,
Here are some of the folders I made.
This envelope had a large window.
This is the back -
This is the front-
And this is the back-
I'm so glad we could spend some quiet time together!
I hope I didn't confuse you with too many details.
xo Lisa S