How Do I Make an Envelope for My Scrapbook

Dana Hinders
Orgiami envelopes make wonderful additions to scrapbook layouts.

Many scrapbookers are wondering, "How do I make an envelope for my scrapbook?"

Using Envelopes in Your Scrapbook Layouts

Envelopes make a pretty, yet highly functional, addition to a variety of scrapbooking projects. Ways in which you can use envelopes on your layouts include:

  • Use envelopes to hold memorabilia such as a lock of hair or ticket stubs from a play.
  • Store greeting cards from a birthday party or anniversary celebration in an envelope so they can be enjoyed long after the event has passed.
  • Burn a CD with songs that match the theme of your event, then place it inside the envelope before attaching it to your page.
  • Use an envelope to stash extra prints from an event, so you don't have to waste time scrapbooking all 55 photos from your two hour trip to the aquarium.
  • Keep hidden journaling in an envelope if you are making a layout that discusses a sensitive subject you don't wish to share with a casual observer.

How Do I Make an Envelope for My Scrapbook?

Common options for adding envelopes to scrapbook layouts include:

  • Stitch three sides of a scrap of fabric directly to your page to make a pocket. If you're feeling exceptionally creative, add ribbon or ric rac trim.
  • Glue an envelope from an old greeting card to your layout.
  • Use an envelope template such as the Kreate-a-Lope to cut and fold an envelope from your favorite patterned paper. If you want to showcase memorabilia, try folding the envelope from translucent vellum.
  • Master origami basics. LoveToKnow Origami has a tutorial on How to Make an Origami Envelope that would work well as an accent for your scrapbook page.
How Do I Make an Envelope for My Scrapbook