This past summer my husband stopped at a garage sale and the woman had a computer box filled with colored envelops from a hallmark store. He paid 2.00 thinking I could send my homemade cards in them. Well they've been collecting dust for the past 6 months until last night when I ran across this idea. Whoo-whee am I glad I have so many colors right at my finger tips to choose from. I thanked my dear hubby this morning for remembering his crafty wife all the time!!
Date: Sunday, February 20, 2005 GMT Views: 1388
Registered: October 23, 2004 Location: It's a secret!!!! Posts: 862
Sun, Feb 20, 2005 @ 5:08 PM
Okay ladies here goes...
Any size envelope stamped on both sides.
Make gussets on the bottom and sides of the envelope by scoring and folding over each side 1/2"-3/4" (larger folds for larger envelops) I scored mine 1/2" and my envelope was a 5x7. Make sure they are all folded the same width. Next crease both ways for a strong crease. Now put your hand into the envelope and turn it into a purse by making the sides stand out as gussets and flattening the bottom. Fold bottom triangle edges over on to the bottom of the purse and tape down. Next use a hole punch to make 2 half circles at the top of the purse and thread a piece of ribbon through the holes tie or tape the ribbon inside the purse. Finally use a SU mini glue dot to close the envelope flap closed. By using the mini glue dot you are still able to open and close the purse. Have Fun! I can't wait to see all your creations!