Monday, February 8, 2010

Escort Cards - Check!

I knew I wanted to do something different than the traditional tent-shaped escort cards and being a DIY girl, I was going to make that happen! I found some mini envelopes on a website recently and then it clicked! I decided that I wanted my escort cards to be credit-card sized envelopes and the table number would be printed on a card on the inside. I thought about buying the mini envelopes on the website, but then I caught myself.. I decided to make them myself! So I took to Google and searched, "Free mini envelope templates." A TON of things popped up, and different shapes, but I eventually found what I was looking for. This is the template that I used: Template I printed it on cardstock, cut it out and voila! I had my template.

Here is my template, after it had been folded:
 
So here is what I did..
Materials Needed:
  • Template
  • Cardstock
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive (I used mounting squares, but you can use pretty much anything)
  • Scissors
  1. I traced the template onto my large sheets of cardstock.
      2. After you have traced the amount of envelopes that you need, cut them all out.
      3. Using your bone folder, fold in the side and the bottom flaps.
   
       4. If you're using the mounting square, take your scissors and cut each square that you're using in half.

       5. Place the now-cut mounted squares onto the sides of the bottom flap so that it will adhere to the side    flaps.


       6. Fold the bottom flap and press it into the side flaps.
        7. Using the bone folder, fold down the top flap to complete the look of your envelope.
 
After I was all done make the envelope itself, I wanted to added a little something extra to it, so I bought a daisy-shape paper cutter and made my own daisies to add to the front of the envelopes! Check it out below!
I love them!

I would like to introduce my partner-in-crime for this whole DIY madness, I want to introduce to you.. The Big Mistake!

I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did!

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Hello! I wanted to leave a comment and tell you how much I *LOVE* your blog! I just found it on the DIY board on the knot and am blown away. You are so talented and have some great ideas; I'm definitely going to try the tissue paper balls and adore the engagement picture envelope liner idea. Thanks so much for sharing the instructions for the projects!

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