There will be a post at some point to enlighten everyone on what on Earth has been going on here at Tritz Acres, but I want to share this tutorial first! I am a consultant for Jamberry, so I have leftover catalogs floating around when new things come out. Instead of burning the extras in the fire pit (Andrew's suggestion for all burnable things), or recycling (Lilly's suggestion for anything recyclable) them, I thought I could DIY (my idea for, well, anything) some cute envelopes to mail out my samples and mini-packs in.
Behold, the most adorable envelopes EVER.
Now, there is no cutesy bloggy graphic because that's not allowed by Jamberry, so just don't steal it and take my link off, ok? I'll hunt you down. But feel free to pin and share though. Just don't be THAT pinner.
So, you'll need:
Catalogs (or paper), scissors, and some glue or tape. I used Scotch double sided tape, and I love it. For everything.
Start by picking the page/paper you want, and cleaning up the edge if you tore it out.
Cut your notches out.
After you have your notches, fold the long-edges in, so they over lap. If they don't quite meet up, adjust your notches. Then tape or glue them down.
Fold the bottom flap up, and tape or glue down. Then all you should have is the top flap. This is where I trimmed my bottom flap so it was obvious to the recipient that it was the bottom. (So yes, my envelope and the catalog page are basically upside down. Oops.)
For the top flap, you can round the corners or leave them as is. I rounded mine and almost taped it closed! Oops again. Must be the 3 kids making my brain hurt. Fold and crease it, but don't tape this until you're ready to stuff and mail it. Obviously.
Then, you can put your treats in, and ship it off!!
These would make the cutest birthday cards with different paper, and for all my sales people, don't toss your catalogs!