This template really caught our interest when we first bought it. You can make beautiful, handmade envelopes from just about anything by following the template design. Origami paper, magazine paper, colored paper and more become beautifully handcrafted envelopes for a special loved one. It’s so simple and fast to use, just trace the template design, cut and paste your envelope together! The plastic template makes it easy to trace and cut quickly. Works well with the Kuretake Craft Glue Pen or Kokuyo adhesive tapes available at JetPens.
Face it: where else are you going to find tiny rectangular envelopes made from
gorgeous papers? What you DO with them might remain a mystery to the
unimaginative, but I love this template. It's a great value and straightforward
to use. I wish the end flaps were a little larger, to improve adhesion and
A few caveats.... The template requires some very precise cutting to get the
tiny curves just right. Most liquid glues tend to bleed through thin paper or
smear onto the outside of the finished envelope; I've gotten my best results
with high-quality glue tape. You don't have the option of creating a gummed or
"peel-and-stick" closing edge for the envelope closure flap. You have to choose
between leaving it open, or you seal it permanently with a sticker or glue.
Because I sometimes give these to people as gifts, I dearly wish that someone
would market "peel-and-stick" tape rollers.
Tips: "Disappearing" ink is great if you want to eliminate template markings on
your paper. Use a ruler to align the tape with the flap edges. If you're using
glue, just place some scrap paper underneath the surface that you're gluing.
Just make sure the tape or glue reaches to edge of the flaps. Press very firmly
and hold for at least 15 seconds, depending on the weight of the paper. If you
use heavy paper (e.g., card stock), keep in mind that you may not be able to get
the glue to hold--you can try double-sided tape, but you'll have to cut it
carefully to size. Keep in mind that there's no simple way of sealing the
envelope except with glue or a sticker. I've tried temporary (waxy) adhesives,
but they generally make a mess of the paper.
In general, though, this is a generally fun product to use, and an ideal gift
for anyone with mild OCD.
I love this little template! I've made SO many little envelopes with this and
scrapbook paper. Great for sprucing up little notes by putting them into these
adorable envelopes. Also good for packaging charms or other small gifts! :)
These are awesome. You can make little envelopes ridiculously fast with these,
especially paired with the lovely kuretake glue pen. Thick and sturdy, this
guides your pen or pencil easily. Someone complained of theirs being bent -
mine came packed in a thick cardboard envelope inside the bubble mailer and came
out perfectly flat. The best part is how you can seethrough the template to get
the pattern of the paper exactly where you want it. Very nice - I'll be buying
another kuretake glue pen to keep up with all my envelope production.