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I had several penpals when I was a kid, and I had so much fun picking out pretty stationery, using colorful pens, and sending out happy mail. Since I have gotten into bullet journaling I have run across a lot of other people who share a similar love of stationery and happy mail, and I have picked up a few pen pals. It has been so much fun to swap letters with fun stickers, and pretty stationery! One thing I noticed is that a lot of pen pals make their own envelopes. Considering my love for all things paper, I can’t believe I have never tried DIY envelopes before!
I’ve been wanting to do a tutorial for envelopes for a while, but as I started researching I realized that I could get Silhouette cut files to make envelopes! If you aren’t already convinced you need a Silhouette, this should push you over the top!
In about 5 minutes I put together this cute little envelope. For full-sized envelopes I would increase the size of the file.
I also got this scalloped envelope file.
If you don’t have a Silhouette machine, there are tons of tutorials for making envelopes by hand, too.
Whichever template or tutorial you choose to follow, this is a fun way to use up scrap paper and adds a fun, personal touch to a card or letter. I am a huge proponent of writing real letters, so I hope this encourages you to send some cheer to someone’s mailbox soon!