Handmade Photo Envelope with Basic Grey Core Impressions

May 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Happy Tuesday Tutorial to you!

Have you ever gone on a trip and  have more photos than you know what to do with? You’ve already scrapped an album worth of pages and maybe even made a mini album, too, but you still have TONS of photos that you still didn’t use. What do you do with them? Pack them away?  Well today Design Team Member Ellen Sosnoski has a simple tutorial on how to make a decorative envelope with Basic Grey Whimsy Core Impressions cardstock for you to share with friends and family.


You can use any envelope as a template or create you own.  Please note: I practiced on a piece of Core Essentials cardstock and then recreated the final project out of the Basic Grey Core Impressions.

By using a pre-made envelope that just peals apart, all you need to do is Score directly over the folded lines.

Now fold:

And add your adhesive:

And you have an envelope! The great thing about Core’dinations is that is sturdy cardstock that is perfect for this kind of project.

Here are some photos of the finished product using Basic Grey Core Impressions. The flap was a little short so just add some additional pieces of cardstock or patterned paper.

Embellish with your favorite Basic Grey Cardstock stickers and use brads for closures:

Here is a close-up of the scoring and folding:

And look how many photos it can hold!


10 Responses to “Handmade Photo Envelope with Basic Grey Core Impressions”
  1. Debbie C says:

    This is gorgeous and what a great idea for storing your picture. An envelope for each season, or month or trip or year or special occassion….

  2. Lou A says:

    What a great idea just got some new Coredinations i think i will try to do one of these today, great to give the double prints to my friends and family
    thanks for another beautiful idea 🙂

  3. Shaunte says:

    That is an awesome idea! 🙂

  4. April D says:

    Great idea and tutorial!

  5. Kendra-Sue says:

    That is very pretty. What a wonderful step up from the boring old envelopes from the developer.

  6. Cyndi Stephenson says:

    This is a awesome idea. Love it. I also love the color you used.

  7. Char Dobson says:

    Ellen, this is really amazing! Love your idea – gonna have to make a couple of these myself as gifts for grandparents.

  8. Andrea Amu says:

    Such a fun and terrific idea!!

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