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 a few weeks left before their flight. 

To be honest, I can no longer count how many farewell videos and farewell cards 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 a 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, designed the card, print it, and cut it. 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 rectangular 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 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. 

Update: I purchased a lot of Cricut Insert Card designs and most of the files have SVG Envelope Templates which I can also resize. For this template, I am using 12x12 cardstock and I already knew how to use the scoring stylus. :)

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 a few easy steps.

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