Use these DIY Envelope Instructions to make envelopes to fit any greeting card size.
Whether you made a card or printed one of our Free Printables, you can use these guidelines to make an envelope.
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How to make a DIY Envelope
This is not an exact science but I’ve made several envelopes by using this measurement guideline:
If you card is a rectangle: Make an envelope by cutting a square piece of paper that measures 3″ larger than your cards longest side.
If your card is square: Make an envelope by cutting a square piece of paper that measures 4″ larger.
For example, if your greeting card is 5″ x 7″, you would use a 10″ x 10″ square piece of paper for your envelope. If your card is 7″ x 7″ then you need a square sheet of paper that measures 11″ x 11″.
The birthday card shown below is one of our Free Printable Birthday Cards. The folded card size is 5″ x 5″ so I started with a 9″ x 9″ square piece of paper. I used craft brown paper but you could use any paper you have on hand – patterned or colored paper.
Customize and print to give as gifts to family and friends!
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