Pretty Kraft Paper Envies!

Hi friends! I love me some kraft paper. That natural brown paper is so trendy right now and a huge roll of it won’t set you back too much if you get it from our sponsor Papermart. Today I will show you how to make pretty envelopes using this humble staple. If brown is not your thing it is available in white as well. Something for everyone! Watch the video to see how to make the pretty, spring inspired envelopes!

For this project you will need:

  • Kraft paper *also available in white!
  • Stamps and ink
  • Colored pencils
  • Adhesive
  • Envelope template (or an old envelope to trace)
  • Scissors

Directions: Cut off a piece of kraft paper large enough to make your envelope. Use an envelope template, or simply trace any envelope you have, to make an envelope. Fold and adhere the bottom flaps as shown. Flip over the envelope and stamp on flowers or whatever you like and color using colored pencils. Since colored pencils are opaque they will show up beautifully on the brown kraft paper. Tip! Use a mouse pad when you stamp for a perfect image!

Use these special envelopes for wedding invitations, thank you notes or birthday cards! They are so pretty and easy to make! Happy crafting!

23 Responses

  1. Most if my cards are made with Kraft paper…..I really like the look. Which paper do you buy for envelopes…..30, 40 or 60#?? I learned that paper can’t be too thick to make an envelope….but shouldn’t be too thin, either. Envie Art makes our cards just a little more special.

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    • I find the 60# to be versatile, it is not too thick, I wrap presents with it too. It is a soft paper so it does not feel as tick as #60 cover stock, it feels more like pattern paper weight.

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  2. As always Lindsay, another great video! Hope your feeling better.

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  3. Beautiful Envelopes Lindsay…and a wonderful idea to personalize them! TFS
    Jan

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  4. Very pretty envelopes. The coloring pencils show up so nice on the paper. Hope you have a good weekend.

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  5. The video was all scrambled. Just wondering if anyone else had that problem

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  6. Just wondering if I am the only one who can’t watch videos from the blog? I could up until several months ago, but I blamed it on my old and dying iPhone .
    Just got my new iPhone and it still won’t play the video from the blog. I have to go to YouTube to watch. Help is anyone else running into this????
    I want to watch her video from the blog 😊 thanks for any tips advice

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    • I have not heard that but I just learned that YouTube has switched from Flash to html5, maybe that is giving your devise issues? It should play both places fine. Sorry for the inconvenience. I never know what I can watch something on my tablet one day then it does not work, I wish I was more help:)

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  7. These pencils really make the color pop out…love this idea…thank you for sharing…hope you get to feeling better soon…

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  8. Reblogged this on cindyzs.

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  9. Love these. They are very cute and easy. I left on a message the other day that I don’t see where to click on the thumbs up. Do you have to watch on YouTube to do that?

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    • Just hit play here and move your curser over the video and in the top right hand corner of the screen you see a thumbs up and thumbs down, you can give me a thumbs up by clicking the icon:) Thanks for asking!

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  10. Lovely jubly.

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  11. Is there a free shipping option for Papermart? I think I heard you mention that once, but I can’t remember which video it was. I’ve Googled it, but I don’t want to set up an account with some coupon clipping website just to shop at Papermart. I’d shop there, but the shipping is as much as the order itself.

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  12. That is so adorable, the colors look amazing! I have recollections cardstock can I use this to make envelopes or is it too thick?

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    • as long as your glue is strong enough it should be fine. Just remember if it is thicker and heavier it may make your card require extra postage.

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  13. FUN CARD THANKS FOR THE LESSON ON EVERYTHING I NEVER MISS ANYTHING MOST OF THE TIME I’M LOOKING AHEAD

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