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What Is a Simple Envelope?

An envelope is a common packaging item, usually made of thin, flat material, or paper. It is designed to contain a flat object, such as letters, invitations, documents, or cards. Furthermore, an envelope is used for sending letters or legal documents. An envelope may be small enough to make you need to fold the paper going into it, or it can be as large as the paper so that you do not need to fold it.

How to Make a Simple Envelope

Making your own envelope is not as difficult as you think. There are many DIY videos and other materials that will teach you how to make a simple envelope. All you have to do first is prepare what kind of material you are going to use in making an enevelope. You can use fabrics or cloth, but commonly papers are used in envelope making because it is easy to fold and you can easily work with it. Now that you aleady have an idea what material you're going to use in your envelope, here's a list of steps that will guide you in making your own simple envelope. Stick to these steps so you'll have an envelope that's well-made and very usable.

1. Plan Your Envelope

Envelopes vary in different sizes and designs, yet all envelopes have the same shape, which makes it easier to work with. Traditional envelopes are made from sheets of paper cut to one of three shapes: a rhombus, a short-arm cross, or a kite. Either way, you can still make an envelope that can contain letters or formal documents. Layout the shape of your envelope however you want it. Make marks to where you will fold, cut, and paste. Also, decide the size of your simple envelope before giong actually to it.

2. Choose a Template

Having an envelope template will make your task easier and faster. But you can still make your envelope from scratch. The advantage of having your own template is that it has a suggestive layout, in that way it won't be hard for you to figure out the size and content of your envelope. There are many templates available online they're only a click away. With a template on hand you will have a head start with your task.

3. Customize Your Template

Making your own envelope will let you have the privilege to customize it and put your own touch to it. If you are making envelopes for your invitations, cards, or letters, you can modify the default content of your envelope template and design or decorate it with your personal taste. Use a color that you like and shapes that complements your envelope. If you are making an envelope for a formal document, it is best to be minimal and simple. In this way, you can highlight the most important element—the document.

4. Print Your Envelope

Once you are done with filling in your template, print the simple envelope that you made. You must layout the envelope and mark which part to cut and paste so that when you assemble it's easier and fast.

5. Make a Stencil

The finished envelopes can be a stencil if you need more envelopes in the future. Just save the edited template and you can tweak it later.

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