Making Envelopes with Shopping Bags

My sister and I recently went to Silver Dollar City. The shopping bags were made of a cute printed design on craft paper. I decided to re-purpose them into envelopes. First, I cut the bags open and ironed them to help get out the wrinkles. I cut them into 8″ squares since I wanted to make them into A2 size envelopes. I used the Stamping Up Envelope Punch Board (which I believe was made by We R Memory Keepers) and my We R Memory Keepers Score Board. Both were not difficult to use, but I found the punch board was easier to make a uniform size. When I used the score board, the envelopes didn’t always turn out the exact size I wanted. To fix that problem, I just didn’t cut out the triangles created when you score the paper. That way I could re-score to make it bigger if necessary. I used my tape runner to seal the corners together and used score tape for the flap to seal later when I use the envelope. You could also use glue. The paper from the bags was thin, so I wouldn’t use these envelopes for mailing. However, if you used the paper from the large shopping bags (the ones with the handles) it would probably be sturdier since the paper of those bags was a little heavier. You can watch my YouTube video to see how to use the punch board and score board.

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