Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Seven and A Simple Envelope

Some of you may be making your own Christmas cards. You can also make your own matching envelopes. Today’s envelope is simple, but it does use glue or tape. (I know some of you dislike using adhesives!) It is also the first enclosure I have shown that is made with a square piece of paper. (If you want to see how to make a square from a rectangle, there are instructions here.) Place your square so that it is oriented with a corner at the top, then fold the side corners in to meet at the middle.

Fold the bottom corner up so that the tip lies above the point where the side corners meet.

Fold that tip under so that you have a flat area between the upper edges of the side pieces. (I did my fold quickly and badly!) Then fold the top down, making a crease as in the image below.

If you are using this envelope for something delivered by hand, you could just glue or tape down the top point. If you want to send it through the mail, you will need to glue or tape the edges of both the top and bottom triangles.

If you are using a heavier paper the folded corners of your envelope may be a bit bulky. You can eliminate the unnecessary paper by trimming it away as I did (again, quickly and not very neatly).

If you prefer a more rectangular envelope, there are many free templates on the internet.

Printable templates for the envelopes shown above can be found here.

Tomorrow’s envelope is self-locking, which will be a relief to some!

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About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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