Have you ever made a card that wouldn't fit into any of the envelopes you have on hand? How about a very special card that just needs a very special envelope?
Well, it really is easy to make your own envelopes. You can, of course, use an envelope template. There are many to choose from, in all shapes and sizes. But, I think it's just as easy, if not easier, to make your own. I've been doing it for years, and teaching it at the store. No template, no pattern. The beauty is that no matter what size your card is, you can make an envelope to fit it.
I found this tutorial on lkeener's blog, which is exactly how I have been making mine. I am still a little techy-challenged, and lack the know-how to put together great tutorials, so I will link to her tutorial here on how to make an envelope of any size. Here's the link: http://scrapinator.blogspot.com/2009/03/easy-peasy-3-minute-envelope.html .
Use those odd pieces of paper that come in the paper packs, use maps, calendar pages, magazine pages, newspaper. patterned paper, stamped paper, even flower catalogs to make your envelopes. Now your envelope can match your card!
Hope you're keeping cozy and warm!
Blessings and peace,