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CQ: Handmade Envelopes - USA

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CQ: Handmade Envelopes - USA
Group:Crafting Queens
Swap Coordinator:cbpoole (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing  Handmade  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:16
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:May 5, 2010
Date items must be sent by:June 2, 2010
Number of swap partners:2

For this swap, you will make 4 envelopes for each partner. You have 2 partners, so that is a total of 8 envelopes you will need to make.

The envelopes must be large envelope to send standard mail inside. (Minimum size would be 3 5/8 x 6 1/2) Please make sure they are secure enough that your partner will be able to send mail inside of it.

I will check all participants before assigning partners, but since we are a great group, we shouldn't have any problems!

So to recap; 2 partners and each partner gets 4 envelopes! :)

Have fun with this!

EDIT - Per request, here are some links to envelopes templates! Here and Here.


SunshineHoneyBee 04/29/2010 #

do you have a link on how to make a handmade envelope?

papercrafter23 04/29/2010 #

@SunshineHoneyBee - my favorite way to make a template for an envelope is just to take one that you would normally use from the store, cut it open with an X-acto knife along the seals where it is glued and flatten out the creases.

RyeRye 04/29/2010 #

Bwabaaaaa But I want to make larger ones. A craft site or template site would rock.

craftysmurfette 04/30/2010 #

this site has several different sizes and shapes http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/templates.htm

I use a piece of clear plastic to cut out templates (and to create liner templates) so it is easy to trace around and reuse over and over.

You can also buy a pre-cut set of templates from Paper-Source http://www.paper-source.com

RyeRye 05/ 3/2010 #

What kind of adhesive are you using for a good strong hold?

cbpoole 05/ 3/2010 #

I use 3M's Scrapbook glue for adhesive and it works great for me.

RadicalRecrafter 05/ 4/2010 #

Thanks for the template sites.I,too,just carefully separated an envelope,traced it onto heavy cardstock,and have my template!I'm going to get some of that 3M glue.My Elmer's glue is useless!

craftysmurfette 05/ 5/2010 #

I also use the 3M glue mentioned above, but for some types of paper double-sided tape is perfect (for example magazine paper works well with double-sided tape and bubbles a bit with the 3M glue).

nermalski 05/13/2010 #

Can we do any medium i.e. calendars, cardstock decorated, white cardstock done up with rubber stamps, etc? Or is there a particular kind of paper? Just wondered.

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