Envelope Art With Decorative Paper

Hello everyone!

Today I’ll be showing you all some examples of envelope art I’ve done recently that don’t require too much artistic talent, which is fun for me. 🙂 The main thing I’m using is scrapbook paper.

Here are three different types I’ve made recently using decorative paper.

Type #1: Solid Paper

This is a pretty obvious and simple way to use scrapbook paper, but it still makes any envelope look lovely! I especially like using more artsy paper such as the floral print on the envelope below.

I outlined the flowers and leaves with a pen because I like outlining things, but it’s basically just plain ol’ scrapbook paper. For the address I just cut out a circle shaped piece of paper, glued it on, and wrote my friend’s address on top of it. I outlined that piece of paper too. Easy as pie* and a great surprise to have waiting in your mailbox! 🙂

*Pie is quite hard to make, in my opinion.

Type #2: Cut Out Doodles

For this one you’ll need scrapbook paper with doodles or shapes rather than a small pattern. For the envelope I made this way I cut out several camera doodles from a piece of paper, glued them all over the envelope, and cut off the extra that stuck off the sides.

I also used a ruler to make lines going across the paper around the cameras.

 

Type #3: Strips and Shapes

The last type is also quite simple. I just cut out two strips of some gold and blue scrapbook paper and used that as a sort of border. You could also use triangles in the corners, circles, or whatever. 🙂

I used my friend’s name sort of as a decoration as well so there wouldn’t be so much blank space.

Type #4: Mix Them Together

Here’s another one I made using a mix of the last two types:

I just cut out a fairly thick strip of paper and cut out a couple flowers and leaves to use on the other side. Again I made the name bigger so there would be less blank space, plus lettering is fun even if it’s just simple bold letters. 🙂

So there you have a few different ways to use decorative paper with your snail mail! You could also use these “techniques” for cards, bookmarks, etc. Have fun!

ever decorated envelopes? 

which of the envelopes above is your favorite?

96 thoughts on “Envelope Art With Decorative Paper

  1. Thank you for the fun ideas! We actually just bought a bunch of scrapbook paper on sale the other day, so I’ll have to try some of those! The one that says “deliver to Macrae” is my favorite. 😃

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    1. CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING THE OWNER OF THE 20,000th COMMENT! YOU WIN A FREE MANSION! Just kidding. XD But this was the 20,000th comment on my blog. 😛
      Anyway, to reply to your comment… You’re welcome! Ooh, nice. 🙂 I hope you have fun if you try some. Thank you!

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  2. OOOOOOHHHH I LIKE THESE, MEGAN! Especially the one to MacRae, but probably just because I love those colors. I like the one to Clara, too…also I have a question. What do you think about MY envelopes?

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    1. THANKS! Yeah I like that paper too. In answer to your question, your envelopes are quite nice I think but I haven’t studied many in detail I don’t think. Your stamps are quite nice. I can’t really picture any other than one of your latest ones with lots of stamps and blue lettering.

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      1. Oohhh. Well you should get Allison to show you the other ones. Well, the latest ones at least. They are nice stamps, aren’t they? *puffs*

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  3. Lovely! I have to try these ideas next time I write a letter.
    Also, pie is easy to make! I make apple pie all the time. 🙂
    Hope life is well for you.- Jo

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      1. Haha, I don’t like math either, but I haven’t gotten to much geometry yet. Yes indeed! I’m rather annoyed I forgot to enter my photo last time, but I can’t wait to work on this category’s entry!

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  4. I adore sending and receiving specially designed envelopes, and the ones you made are gorgeous! 🙂 My fav you did was the one with the cameras, but they are all epic! I love doing that, using stickers and such usually, or sometimes I make the entire envelope, and then I have a fun way of using washi tape, of different lines in the corners, I wish I could show you a picture but I already sent it. 😦 Envelopes are such fun things to receive! That one you were sending that hat two stamps looked big, I love sending big letters, and then when I receive them I’m like, eek! Hahaha! 🙂

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    1. Yes, same here! Why thank you, Livy! Ooh, I bet that envelope was great! I recently made a washi tape cornered one too! 😛 Yeah, that one was a pretty lengthy letter. 😉 I know! It’s so fun to read really long letters. And writing replies to them is fun too!

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  5. These are so pretty! I absolutely these ideas! I will be sure to do one like this on my next pen pal’s envelope! Thanks so much for the inspiration, Megan! 😊

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  6. Wow, those are so pretty! I have also been getting into writing letters lately, and have had so much fun beautifying them!! I think it’s a lost art we should bring back!

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