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Envelope Refashion

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I learned how to make this cute envelope pocket from Jessica Samuels, a Stampin’ Up consultant. Take one legal size plain or decorated envelope and measure over 2 3/8 inches from the edge of the envelope on each side. see red line

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Cut this triangular area away from the flap of the envelope.

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If you did not start with a decorated envelope, stamp or decorate over the entire envelope, front and back. I left lining area plain.

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Fold both sides of the envelope to the center. I think it is easier for children if you place a piece of cardboard in the middle to have a guide for folding. My cardboard measured 4 3/8 ” X 4 1/8″.

Remove cardboard and place 1/2 of a hole punch about 1 ” down (depending on the length of your flap. It should be about at the center of the side of the flap when flap is folded down YIKES that is hard to explain) from the flap fold on each side.

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Run ribbon through the holes on the front inside out to the back of the envelope. I used about 24″ of ribbon.

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Place candy or a card in your refashioned envelope.

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Fold in the sides, then fold down the flap and tie your ribbon.

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It’s not long until Valentine’s Day! You might be interested in these other Valentine’s Day Ideas.

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