“Fall” In Love With DIY Envelope Inserts

Today we’re joined by my friend and multi-faceted artist Nancy Gaines. Nancy is sharing an easy and very fall appropriate DIY envelope inserts tutorial with us.

These are perfect for those of you who make your own cards and are looking for some new creative ideas, but easy for DIY and crafting beginners.

Please share your envelopes and cards with us on IG by tagging @prettybypost and @everydaynaseeha (don’t forget to use the hashtags #fierceloyalty and #sendcardsspreadlove so we can find you!)

Real quick, before we get to today’s guest post: planner lovers, make sure to mark your calendars for October 27th, when the Planner Pop-up Shop launches. Get on the list for sneak peeks, first dibs and special discounts for planner VIPs.

"Fall" In Love With DIY Envelope Inserts

Autumn is totally here and I couldn’t be happier! We had some uncharacteristically super hot and dry weather this summer, here in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. Now, just today, we’ve had rain, hail, wind, thunder and sun! And it’s still so fresh and colorful!  Very much like these simple, yet striking and super easy to make DIY envelope inserts.

DIY Envelope Inserts

DIY Envelope Inserts

These are so incredibly simple to make. I’ve provided the steps below!

DIY Envelope Inserts

DIY Envelope Inserts

How To Make DIY Envelope Inserts

Step 1: Choose pre-made envelope(s) or some that you have made yourself. If you need some easy DIY envelope ideas, check out my previous guest post.

Step 2: Place your envelope on top of the paper you’ve chosen as your insert and outline with a pencil. Cut inside the line 1/8″ all the way around except for the bottom.

Step 3: If you are making more than one insert, lay the “template” insert on a stack of paper of five to six deep. Use a paper cutter if you wish and a corner rounder if needed. I used plain old scissors.

Step 4: Slip the insert into your envelope and center it.

Step 5: While holding it firmly in place, fold the flap over and crease well.

Step 6: Remove your insert and use a glue stick on the bottom half around the edges.

Step 7: Hold and slightly squeeze the sides of your envelope to make a pocket of it.

Step 8: Now gently slip the insert into your envelope and glue the top half in the same manner.

Step 9: Finish up by folding your envelope flap back down, smoothing all over to insure no wrinkles. *

And you are done! ❤

DIY Envelope Inserts

* You may or may not have noticed that my inserts have not been glued in place. What?! I forgot to do so before I set up my photo shoot and just noticed while editing. Can you believe it? 😊

Thank you so much Danielle, for inviting me again to share a guest post with your readers. ❤

xoxoxo

Nancy

DIY Envelope Inserts

DIY Envelope Inserts

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Author Bio

Nancy Gaines is a photo stylist and storyteller, as well as a passionate food photographer. She loves all things paper, crafty and colorful. Her creative, seemingly bionic eye for cute has her shooting a magazine cover for SISTERS magazine and designing, making and shooting a children’s book with author Elizabeth Lymer. Nancy is a wife, mother and grandma who lives in Portland, Oregon. She launched an adventurous online biz with her daughter, Aisha at everydaynaseeha.com. She owns Yourdori Girl Photography and offers a beautiful, affordable styled stock subscription library. You can also find her on InstagramPinterest and Facebook.
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Planner lovers, make sure to mark your calendars for October 27th, when the Planner Pop-up Shop launches. Get on the list for sneak peeks, first dibs and special discounts for planner VIPs only.

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  1. Cathy McGuire says

    Danielle and Nancy,
    Fun blog post today. I like how you added bits and pieces of tickets etc. in addition to the envelope insert. I will be doing that from now on! Thanks for the wonderful idea.
    Cathy McGuire

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