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Jessica Joy

Knitwear designer, teacher and author


I’ve always gift wrapped my smaller jew­ellery items in dinky 7 x 10 cm brown envelopes, which I found in our local newsagents. They’re per­fect, but I thought recently they could do with a bit more colour. That’s when I remem­bered I had some gor­geous flo­ral paper stashed away in a cup­board; not too many min­utes later I got to work and cre­ated a tem­plate and thought I’d share it this week. Just click the link to to down­load and start mak­ing your own tiny, pretty envelopes.
In addi­tion to the tem­plate, printed on card, you’ll need:

  1. Pretty paper of your choice.
  2. Scalpel, ruler and cut­ting mat (scis­sors will be ok too)
  3. Pritt stick glue
  4. Pen­cil

Start by cut­ting out your tem­plate, I like to use a scalpel here for pre­ci­sion, but scis­sors are fine if you don’t have one. Then roughly cut a square big enough from your cho­sen paper and draw around the tem­plate onto the plain side of the paper.With the scalpel, cut around the solid lines and score through the dashed lines lightly. Dab glue where indi­cated, fold, and you’re done. You could add to the fun by dec­o­rat­ing with washi tape, twine, any­thing you like. I hope you find these use­ful, even if you’re not pack­ag­ing up gifts or prod­uct orders, how about send­ing a tiny let­ter to your penpal!?

10 comments
  1. Sophie 12 March 2012, 12:09 pm

    Super cute! I love tiny things!

  2. Sneza 13 March 2012, 7:48 pm

    But… 7x10 inches isn’t that tiny?? It’s kind of stan­dard?? Am I miss­ing something??

    • Jess 13 March 2012, 9:20 pm

      Eek, woops — that’s a typo. I meant cm, obviously! :)

  3. Becky B. 18 June 2012, 7:30 pm

    I stum­bled upon your blog while read­ing craft tuto­ri­als on the inter­net, and I’m so glad I did! I’ve signed up to receive your posts via email…LOVE your blog and your craftiness! :)

    • Jess 18 June 2012, 9:39 pm

      Thanks, Becky! I hope you enjoy what’s to come :)

  4. Drew 31 October 2012, 4:01 pm

    Howdy! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an estab­lished blog.
    Is it very dif­fi­cult to set up your own blog? I’m not very tech­in­cal but I can fig­ure things out pretty quick. I’m think­ing
    about cre­at­ing my own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any ideas or sug­ges­tions? Appre­ci­ate it

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  8. Amy 14 March 2015, 1:05 am

    This one is super­easy to use! Thank you so much!

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