I’ve always had a thing for prints and patterns, and it’s become something of an obsession. Over the years, I’ve been trying to create some in my spare time—I usually create vectors on the computer or doodle in my sketchbook then upload the sketches to my computer to convert them into workable patterns. I’ve been planning to use them for projects like screen printing and such, but so far I have yet to get on those. So instead of letting them rot away in my hard drive, I’ve decided to just apply them to cute little envelopes and offer them as freebies.
These are fairly small coin envelopes, but you can use them to put in little treats or notes to your kids, friends, or significant other. You can also put in small souvenirs or ephemera and stick the envelope in your journal.
To seal the envelopes, just use cute sticker seals, Washi tape, or glue…I’ve heard of this product called Lick & Stick that makes your envelope resealable—unfortunately, it looks like we don’t have it here. Not to worry, there’s a recipe for it! I ought to give it a shot one of these days…
The PDF file contains 4 envelopes in different patterns. I’ve included a short how-to in the PDF, but it’s very easy to make: just print (on Letter size—8.5″ x 11″), cut, fold and glue to create the envelopes. I’d recommend linen paper so that there’s some texture, but you can always use regular, good quality paper.
Here’s the link to the PDF file. Just right click on the link and save the file to your computer. You can open the file with Adobe Acrobat Reader, or with Preview (if you’re using a Mac). Kindly read the Conditions of Use below for copyright information.
CONDITIONS OF USE
The artwork in the downloadable PDF is free only for personal, not commercial, use. You are welcome to share up to one photo of this post on your blog or on social media sites, with a link back to this post or to this blog (love-design-life.blogspot.com). Please do not distribute the PDF from your website, or provide a link directly to the PDF file—instead, please provide a link to this post. Thank you!