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The Easiest DIY Envelope to Make

A couple of weeks ago we discovered this little tool called Kreat-a-Lope. Before encountering it, we never actually thought of making our own envelopes if it was for more than one little letter because it never seemed worth the work or time.

However, once we got our hands on this nifty tool that changed - Kreate-a-Lope seriously makes it easier and cheaper to make your own envelopes!

If you've got yourself one, then take a peek at this simple how-to on how to use your Kreate-a-Lope. Then, get crafting envelopes with your own!

How to Use Kreate-a-Lope

Step 1: First, make sure you've got your supplies. It's easy! All you need are your Kreate-a-Lope tools and paper. Get inspired - we've got 8 everyday papers to turn into envelopes.

Step 2: Next, position your Kreate-a-Lope over your paper. Pay attention to your window - whatever you place in the "window" will be the front of your envelope.

Step 3: After you're all set with your design, simply pull the paper in and down towards the Kreate-a-Lope to make an even cut. You don't need scissors or any other tool - just pull and it cuts!

Step 4: Once you have your paper cut out, flip it with your Kreate-a-Lope over, as illustrated above.

Step 5: Then, fold away! Start by placing the center piece of your Kreate-a-Lope in the center of your template. Then, when positioned, remove the template and fold the paper. Start with the sides and follow up with the bottom, working your way around that center format. You'll notice, as noted on your Kreate-a-Lope template, that certain portions of the paper will now be covered. This tool seriously is the easiest!

Step 6: Once you've folded, secure your envelope's seams with glue. Any glue stick will work! Make sure NOT to glue your top flap down!

Step 7: Pull out your center tool and use your Lick and Stick Glue, also included in the April Crate, to create a perfect seal for your envelope. Once it dries, you can lick and stick it just like a store bought envelope seal!

Step 8: Once your envelope is complete, add in your note to send. We used the plantable paper we included in our April Crate for an extra special spring greeting.

Step 9: Finally, address, stamp and send! Make sure to use your labels if working with a complicated design like the one here.

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