Envelope Refashion

I learned how to make this cute envelope pocket from Jessica Samuels, a Stampin’ Up consultant. Take one legal size plain or decorated envelope and measure over 2 3/8 inches from the edge of the envelope on each side. see red line


Cut this triangular area away from the flap of the envelope.


If you did not start with a decorated envelope, stamp or decorate over the entire envelope, front and back. I left lining area plain.



Fold both sides of the envelope to the center. I think it is easier for children if you place a piece of cardboard in the middle to have a guide for folding. My cardboard measured 4 3/8 ” X 4 1/8″.

Remove cardboard and place 1/2 of a hole punch about 1 ” down (depending on the length of your flap. It should be about at the center of the side of the flap when flap is folded down YIKES that is hard to explain) from the flap fold on each side.


Run ribbon through the holes on the front inside out to the back of the envelope. I used about 24″ of ribbon.


Place candy or a card in your refashioned envelope.


Fold in the sides, then fold down the flap and tie your ribbon.


It’s not long until Valentine’s Day!


15 Responses to “Envelope Refashion”

  1. Allison Says:

    Funky! Nice idea!

  2. Dana Says:

    Saw you mentioned on WhipUp. Love your blog. Looking forward to seeing more!

  3. Michelle Says:

    Just wanted to say you have wonderful ideas, and take great step-by-step photos. Thanks for sharing with all of us, I’ll be back!

  4. truckerswife Says:

    That was very creative I like it, I think I might try that in the days to come.

  5. beth Says:

    what a great idea – i’m going to try this out for sure!! thanks for sharing~!

  6. Melissa (crazycatladymel) Says:

    I can’t believe you’ve only had this blog up for a few weeks! I’m going to be spending a lot of time here – so many fun ideas.

  7. Melanie Taylor Says:

    This is such a cute idea. I would love to make these for my class. You’re site is very cute. Keep up the crafty work!

  8. kirsten Says:

    i just found you via craftzine blog – what a neat site! you have a lot of good project ideas. i’ll be back!

  9. veecee Says:

    Have just visited your site for the first time. Thank you sooooo much for so many great ideas.
    Will be back often to find more fun things to make with and for my 11 grandchildren.
    Regards veecee in the UK

  10. Jenni Says:

    You are Superwoman! I am in utter speechless awe at your creations! You are the kind of mom I wish I could be, but will never be able to…lol! WOW…when do you sleep?? I have 2 sons (ages 5 and3) and a daughter (age 6 months), I am lucky if I get a shower let alone a whole craft session! Love your blog…I will definitely be back! Thanks for sharing all of these fabulous ideas 🙂


  11. envelope sizes Says:

    Very interesting idea!
    Thank you for sharing!

  12. Annels Says:

    This is a wonderful concept.
    Thank you 😉

  13. Jocuri noi Says:

    Great blog!. I just added you to my bookmarks

  14. Sherry Bee in AZ Says:

    Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing this!

  15. Henny Says:

    wow, wonderful. simple, creative, innovative, and very functional! bravo!

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