Envelope Refashion

    Posted by  ·  January 23, 2007

    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


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


    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.


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


    Place candy or a card in your refashioned envelope.


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


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

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    1. zainab naeem
      Thursday, April 4th, 2013
      vry nic3
    2. Carol
      Saturday, February 16th, 2013
      Love this! Unfortunately I saw it too late for this year, but I can be used it for other holidays also! Thank you!
    3. Sheila Callahan
      Thursday, January 31st, 2013
      This is wonderful! I printed this out to do with my 7yr. old daughter. She loves to make handmade Valentines for her class every year.
    4. Thursday, January 26th, 2012
      Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured another great craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
    5. nancy winslow
      Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
      love love your site i do day care in my home and we love your crafts thans for shareing!
    6. Tammy
      Thursday, May 26th, 2011
      This is so neat....thanks for sharing
    7. Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
      This is an awesome idea!! I was hoping to find something "crafty" to do w/my 8 yo w/out having to spend $$ on treat bags and stuff like that. Thanks for sharing!
    8. Virginia
      Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
      Hi I love your projects here but I was hoping you could make them printer friendly?

      Thanks for your reply.
    9. Sealbeachmama
      Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
      This is it! This is what we will be doing for my 5 yr. Valentine's Day cards! Love these and already have everything for them but the candy! Fun, cheap and adorable my favorite combo! How do you do it!!! Thank you!
    10. Monday, September 21st, 2009
      thanks for sharing !
    11. Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
      this is a fab idea! so awesome! i think it would be really cute for a little note too for a kids lunch box or something. hmmmm...off to make some things!
    12. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      LOVE YOUR site.... can't get enough time to read all..........thanks!
    13. kaitlin (14)
      Sunday, January 25th, 2009
      omg...! this is so perfect for my lil' sis and i. we are planning a valentines dance and we have been searching forever to find just the right thing and this is it! thank you so much!!!
    14. Thursday, February 21st, 2008
      You are Superwoman! I am in utter speechless awe at your creations! You are the kind of mom I wish I could be, but will never be able to...lol! WOW...when do you sleep?? I have 2 sons (ages 5 and3) and a daughter (age 6 months), I am lucky if I get a shower let alone a whole craft session! Love your blog...I will definitely be back! Thanks for sharing all of these fabulous ideas :)

    15. veecee
      Sunday, February 10th, 2008
      Have just visited your site for the first time. Thank you sooooo much for so many great ideas.
      Will be back often to find more fun things to make with and for my 11 grandchildren.
      Regards veecee in the UK
    16. Saturday, February 10th, 2007
      i just found you via craftzine blog - what a neat site! you have a lot of good project ideas. i'll be back!
    17. Saturday, January 27th, 2007
      This is such a cute idea. I would love to make these for my class. You're site is very cute. Keep up the crafty work!
    18. Thursday, January 25th, 2007
      I can't believe you've only had this blog up for a few weeks! I'm going to be spending a lot of time here - so many fun ideas.
    19. beth
      Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
      what a great idea - i'm going to try this out for sure!! thanks for sharing~!
    20. Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
      That was very creative I like it, I think I might try that in the days to come.
    21. Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
      Just wanted to say you have wonderful ideas, and take great step-by-step photos. Thanks for sharing with all of us, I'll be back!
    22. Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007
      Saw you mentioned on WhipUp. Love your blog. Looking forward to seeing more!
    23. Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007
      Funky! Nice idea!