how do i make an envelope out of cardstock?

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Choose the Right Cardstock for Your Envelope

The type of cardstock you choose will have an impact on the overall look and feel of your envelope. For a more professional look, opt for thicker or heavier cardstock. For a more casual or fun envelope, you can go with a lighter weight cardstock. Consider the color of the cardstock as well. Choose a color that complements your invitation or letter.

Measure and Cut the Cardstock

Start by measuring the size of the invitation or letter you want to put inside the envelope. Then, measure and cut the cardstock to the appropriate size. Add an extra 1/4 inch on each side for the flap of the envelope. Use a ruler and a pencil to make sure your cuts are straight and precise.

Fold and Score the Cardstock

Take your cut cardstock and fold it in half. Use a bone folder or the edge of a credit card to create sharp creases. Next, use your bone folder to score the cardstock at the points where you want to create the envelope flaps. Score about 1/4 inch from the folded edge on each side.

Glue the Envelope Together

Apply a thin layer of glue to the edges and flaps of your cardstock envelope. Be sure to use a glue that dries clear and won’t warp the paper. Carefully fold the flaps of the envelope over the glue and press down firmly to secure them in place. Let the glue dry completely before stuffing your envelope.

Add Extra Embellishments

If you want to take your DIY envelope to the next level, you can add extra embellishments like stickers, stamps, or ribbon. Just be careful not to add too much, as it can make the envelope difficult to seal or too bulky to fit in a standard mailbox.

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