The Art of Correspondence: Make Your Own Envelope!

Ruth Shafer, Look around, make stuff.

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6 Videos (12m)
    • Class Intro

      0:54
    • Materials

      0:45
    • Make Your Envelope!

      2:31
    • This Time, With a Picture

      4:34
    • Mailing Tips

      2:57
    • Conclusion

      0:37

About This Class

In this class, I’ll show you how easy it is to make your own unique, beautiful envelopes, with no template or pattern required. All you need are some simple office supplies and a few minutes. I’ll show you the most basic method to get you started, and give tips on getting it successfully through the mail.

These days, much correspondence has become a burden of too many emails and mindless texts, sending a letter or card to a loved one is a gift. The envelope is the gift-wrap, so why not make one out of wrapping paper? Now you can!

I started making envelopes at summer camp, for my letters home, and I’ve been making them ever since. I’m eager to see how your envelopes come out.

23 of 23 students recommendSee All

I loved this class! This is a genius way of making an envelope without a template. I'd been relying on templates only before to make envelopes for snail mail, but now I can make an envelope out of any paper easily. Thank you so much for this great tutorial! :)
Short & easy!
Great life skill thanks

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Ruth Shafer

Look around, make stuff.

Hello!

I'm an artist/sculptor/crafter from Vermont.

My work is fiber driven; quilts, crochet, embroidery, garments, soft sculpture, paper, but I'm happily pursuing ink drawing, lettering, and delicious foods here on Skillshare. 

Check out my free class on making beautiful, unique envelopes by hand, and share the art!

You can find me on instagram too: @ruthruthshafrr

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