If you want a little something special for your next party invitation envelope, try making your own! This is so easy if you have a die-cutting machine, like my Silhouette. But you also could sketch and cut out a template free-hand. Then, it’s just fold, glue and press!
1. Using the Silhouette Studio Store, choose the envelope template you want. My invitation if 4″ x 6″, so I chose an A6 size envelope. Just enter “A6 envelope” in the search field, and you’ll have loads of choices. I like this one (50770 by Lori Whitlock) because the scallop matches my invitation.
2. Choose two 8.5″ x 11″ scrapbooking papers: one for the outer envelope and a second for the liner. I’d go for a cardstock weight for the outer envelope and something lighter weight for the liner.
3. After you purchase the image, set your Silhouette Page Settings and your Cutting Mat to Letter.
4. Click on the template, then choose Object > Ungroup. Delete the note image, and drag the outer envelope to your page. Select the proper cut settings for the weight of your paper and cut all the envelopes you need. Then, repeat the process for the liner image.
5. Once your papers are cut, fold up the side flaps of the envelope.
6. Add a thin bead of glue to the back of your liner and glue it to the inside of your outer envelope, lining the placement up with the fold marks.
7. Fold up the bottom of the envelope so you can see where it hits each side flap. Add a thin bead of glue to the outside of each side flap, but only extend it up to the point where the bottom of the envelope will hit.
That’s it! So easy — and, less expensive than buying envelopes. I’ll definitely be doing this again.