Sunday, 23 November 2014

Clear letters

With the weather being so hot of late the best thing is to stay some where cool and potter with simple things. I had this idea to make up some clear envelopes from cellophane and stamp them. Mind you I wouldn't send these off in the mail as is because they are fragile. I'd add them in a more sturdy envelope.

Items needed:
You will need, cellophane or clear packaging from items you have brought. A paper envelope for template. Narrow double sided sticky tape. Washi tape. Stamps. Stazon ink.
To Make:
Step 1: Pull apart the paper envelope to use as a template. Using a dark marker like a sharpie draw around the template on your clear plastic. Cut out the template following the drawn line.
Step 2: Using double sided sticky tape, create the envelope following the folds of the original paper envelope.
Step 3: Then to hide the double sided sticky tape cover with washi tape. I used washi tape on one side then on the other and trimmed where necessary. Where the enevelope folds up at the back to make the pocket add some washi tape there too. (Note: The black marker will leave a line if you don't cut close to the marked line so washi tape will come in handy to hide lazy cutting like mine. You can also use paper strips and double sided sticky tape instead of washi tape.)
Step 4: Use a collection of smallish stamps and stamp around the front of the envelope using Stazon Ink. The ink will stay on the plastic and not smear or rub off.
Step 5: Fold up your enevelope and pop inside your letter.
This would also be a good idea for Christmas wrapping paper for a small gift like a gift card.
Another idea would be to double line the envelope and fill it with confetti to make a shaker style envelope. You might need to use double sided foam tape to raise plastic up so the confetti will shake.
And now I have some stitching I want to finish up.
I hope everyone is having a good day or evening wherever they are.


  1. Shiralee, you are keeping busy in this heat. Only one more day and we will be back to normal temperatures again. Can't wait! That is an interesting project you have made. Thanks for the tutorial.

  2. Don't know where in the world you are but I am tired of the heat too :)