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How to - Hand Crafted Brush Lettered envelope

February 2, 2018

 

What you need:

 

Envelope template OR an envelope of a size and shape you like

Paper - The choice is yours, we went for lack and bronze ink

Metallic ink brush pen

Scissors

Glue

 

This is a uber simple craft that has limitless possibilities - we are SOLD!  
 

Here at Crafthood HQ we have a crazy amount of craft supplies including one of these wooden envelope maker templates.  (Image from Berylune)

 

These make this craft as simple as can be but even if you don't have one it is still a simple craft.  The alternative is to find an envelope you like and carefully stem open all of the seals, once laid out flat it will look like one of the wooden templates without the guide holes.

 

For our version we used a sheet of  thin black card and Brush Lettered it with love song titles (some of our faves are on there, can you spot them?!).  We used a Copper ink brush pen. If brush lettering is not your thing then any form of hand lettering would work for this, your own handwriting in fancy metallic ink will look very special.  Adding random pattern such as stars and hearts adds interest. 


Alternatively any patterned paper would look beautiful.  There are some amazing gift wrap papers around at the moment, we are loving this from Paperchase.  As it's double sided it would be gorgeous inside and out - double bonus.

 

Once you have lettered (or not) your chosen paper the next task is to draw around your template.

If you are using the wooden template the mark out the guide holes too - use a pencil for this and then any visible marking can be erased away.


You are then ready to cut out your envelope and make the folds ready for glueing.  Glue the edges of the envelope flaps using a glue stick (this is the least messiest option!)  


Finally stick the flaps together remembering to leave one open so you can actually use it as an envelope.  Yeah that is the voice of bitter experience talking!!

 

Here at The Crafthood we love to see your makes of our tutorials, please do tag us in on social media #crafthoodmakes

 

Thanks Craft Lovers xx