I use this technique for almost every single envelope I make because it’s very easy and looks very professional if done cleanly. You can use any size of paper and any adhesive. The envelope below was made with the exact same technique from an old birding book page. <3
First, start with a piece of paper, of course. Scissors and adhesive are all that you require, but I’m using a pen to mark off areas that will be discarded as well. Usually, I would never use Scotch tape, but I didn’t want to wait for other adhesives to dry.
First, we’re going to turn the paper over so that the inside is facing us. Then begin by folding the bottom edge 2/3 to ¾ of the way across to the other side. The paper you leave hanging out will become the envelope’s flap closure, so plan ahead!
Now fold each side in by a few centimeters.. These will become the side flaps, so making them about the same width is advisable. I just eyeball it, but if you want, you can use a ruler to get them perfectly symmetrical. These can be visible or not depending on how you fold the final product.
I avoid double creasing to keep things clean, and I unfold the bottom before creasing the sides. Likewise, I unfold the sides when I fold down the top closure flap, as you can see below.
Once you unfold the whole thing, you’ll be left with a piece of paper with creases. Below, I’ve used a pen to show you which creases need to be cut along in order to form the flaps.
Once you’ve cut the approproate pieces off, you’re ready to fold along the creases you’ve already made and apply adhesive. Again, I’m using this tape which I would not recommend. XD
Fold the bottom up and the sides in, and you’ve got yourself an envelope, my dears. :3
Hopefully this helps you when you need to send your next letter!
My name is Sara, I’m an 18 year old from Spain and I’ve always loved getting to know strangers from the Internet, so this seems like a great idea!
I recently finished high school, I’m starting university in September, I’ll be studying English Philology. I’m a nerd; I love videogames, books, comics, shows… Fantasy and sci-fy are my favorite genres, and I love poetry. I write stuff, I’m working on a novel right now, and hopefully I’ll get to publish it one day. I’m also really interested in mythology, philosophy and history, and I love dead languages (I’ve studied Latin and Greek). Other interests of mine are astrology, astronomy, animals, memes and bad jokes.
Music is half of my life, my taste is pretty wide, but lately I’ve been really into indie-folk-grungey-stuff (Marika Hackman, Keaton Henson, The Big Moon), but heavy metal? Kpop? Love it!! Bring it on!! I also play the ukulele a little, and I’m a professional singer (in the shower).
I speak Spanish, English and a bit of French. I’m looking for someone to talk about pretty much anything, and hear about your interests even if they aren’t among mine, cause hey, maybe you’ll get me into them, and that would be cool. We can communicate through text, tumblr, emails, letters… It’s up to you!
Don’t mind the gender, but preferably someone around my age or older, very open-minded and LGBTQ friendly (cause I’m really gay).
Hello everyone! My name is Felix and I am a Swedish boy who loves reading. Currently reading lots of sci-fi, fantasy and some classics here and there. I love discussing books with other people and hope that I’ll get a chance to broaden my horizons when it comes to literature. Another one of my largest interests is martial arts. I have been practicing karate for about six years now and I find it extremely enjoyable and relaxing. I am also a slave to my music. I listen to a bit of everything from classical to progressive metal. My absolute favorite composer is Mendelssohn.
Other interests would include things like: cats, space, tea, science, anime, manga, programming, gaming, and most other nerdy topics you could think of. I would say that I consider myself really open about everything and an open-minded person and I would love to talk to some new people from all across the globe, so if you are looking for a pen-pal who will discuss pretty much anything and everything, I might be your guy.
Preferences: Age: No preference really, 0 or 120, makes no difference to me. Gender: Guy, girls, trans, non-binary, agender, and anybody else welcome. Also it would be nice if you like books, because books are awesome:)