April 28, 2021

DIY Envelope Using Cricut

They say ”Nothing lasts forever. Forever is a lie. All we have is what’s in between hello and goodbye”. I hate goodbyes and farewells because I don’t know if we will see each other again. But we all know that is part of our life and we cannot avoid it. Last month, I was surprised when my friend announced that they are moving to Abu Dhabi and they only have few weeks left before their flight. 

To be honest, I can no longer count how many farewell videos and farewell cards that I’ve made in the past, all I know is nauubos na friends ko sa Pilipinas. I feel happy for them but at the same time sad because I only have few friends tapos nababawasan pa. huhuhu!

Anyway, I was preoccupied last month because I made a video and farewell cards. I collected all my friends’ messages, design the card, print, and cut. Unfortunately, I don’t have an A6 envelope at home. And because of the community quarantine, I’m not allowed to go out so I can’t buy an envelope. Good thing I love DIY projects so I make my own envelope. In the past, this is how I DIY my envelope but since I have a Cricut Maker now, I used it to make my own envelope. 

For the A6 envelope, I just searched for a free envelope template online and uploaded it to Cricut Design Space. I created a rectangle box to make sure that my card will fit the envelope. I did not use the scoring wheel or scoring stylus, I just use the fine point blade to cut the paper. It took me three tries before I’ve made it. I’m using letter size paper so minsan bitin yung cut sa gilid. But I’m happy that I’ve made it. I only need 2 envelopes but I made several envelopes using the assorted paper bundle that I bought from Bee Happy Craft.  

Cricut Maker
Cricut Light Grip Mat
Cricut Fine Point Blade
Masking Tape

I only have a light grip mat so I put masking tape to make sure that my paper will not move during cutting.

I used a ruler to fold the envelope. Glue tape to seal but if the paper is thick, I used glue. 

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I love making printable cards so the following day, I tried making 5x5 envelopes, using the SVG template that I bought from Design Bundles.

I need 12x12 paper to make this envelope so I used the only 12x12 Paper Pack that I have. 

I’m happy that I can make my own envelope in few easy steps.

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