BRIKA DIY: Beautiful Handmade Valentine's Day Envelopes

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Pearl is a young woman with many talents. Not only does this creative chameleon seek out and build relationships with the top-notch Makers featured on BRIKA, but she also has a passion for making herself. This is the third and final instalment of her awesome DIY Valentine's Day card ideas. So, grab your prettiest paper and get making! [caption id="attachment_1443" align="aligncenter" width="468"]BRIKA Handmade Valentine's Day Envelope Envelop your sweet Valentine's-Day message in an even sweeter handmade envelope.[/caption]

Valentine's Day Craft Idea #2: Handmade Envelopes

Use brown kraft paper and pretty scrapbooking paper to make your own envelopes. Add cut-out shapes for more individualized design.

Supplies:
  1. Kraft paper
  2. Scissors
  3. Perforated scissors (optional)
  4. Pretty scrapbooking paper
  5. Glue stick
  6. Marker or pencil
[caption id="attachment_1362" align="aligncenter" width="468"]BRIKA Handmade Valentine's Day Envelopes Step 1[/caption] Step 1: Cut out a piece of kraft paper with four equal-sized flaps. If desired, carefully cut out a heart shape in the middle of the "square" part of the paper. [caption id="attachment_1364" align="aligncenter" width="468"]BRIKA Handmade Valentine's Day Envelope Step 2[/caption] Step 2: Choose your favorite sheets of pretty scrapbooking paper and draw the outline of the envelope pattern onto it. [caption id="attachment_1365" align="aligncenter" width="468"]BRIKA Handmade Valentine's Day Envelope Step 3 + Step 4 + Step 5[/caption] Step 3: Cut out the shape 1/4" in from the line (or use a pair of perforated scissors just under the drawn line). Step 4: Glue the cutout scrapbooking paper to the inside of the envelope pattern. Step 5: Fold in the three "bottom" sides of the envelope and glue down. [caption id="attachment_1368" align="aligncenter" width="468"]BRIKA Handmade Valentine's Day Envelope Step 6[/caption] Step 6: Stuff each handmade envelope with the cutest Valentine's Day cards you can find! [caption id="attachment_1444" align="aligncenter" width="468"]BRIKA Handmade Valentine's Day Envelopes Step 7[/caption] Step 7: Seal the back flap with glue and a felt heart, ribbon or whatever flare you decided to use as decoration. Step 8: Hand your heartfelt message (and handmade envelope) to that special someone. Did you like this story? You’ll probably like these as well!
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