How to make envelope pockets | Junk Journal ideas
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How to make envelope pockets | Junk Journal ideas


hello I’m Donna and g’day to you all
today I’m going to show you how to make envelope pockets these envelope pockets
they look a bit like a tag we’re going to make them out of
envelopes now these are not, these ones are recycled so I’m actually going to
use a cross between the two I’m going to use some recycled and some new now even
though these are new they’re old you can see how aged they are the more
age they are the better the natural aging is really good so I just wanted to
show you that you can use either the recycled runs that you get in your junk
mail or you can use and once you’ve already got so we’re going to do two
styles I’m going to show you this style using the recycled one so you need to
have it back on it already so you cut you don’t want it open you want to clean
sides to make this one and then I’m going to show you this one which you
need again a clean side that we’re going to have a window in it and a pocket so
you actually get two pockets the envelope forms a pocket you get a pocket
there and a pocket there now this one would suit better if it was tea died so
a tea died my envelope first it does look a lot better than a white envelope
so we’re going just to clarify I’m going to make this style which is just an
envelope with a flap and we’re going to make this style here in Australia
because we have a4 paper our envelopes go based on the width some services will
send us out an envelope this wide some will send out something a little
narrower so it’s much the same same width this way because it’s got a fit an
a4 paper when they fold up anything to do with business and some will send out
these smaller ones I’m going to use this narrower one to make one of these today
I’ve only got one of these in this width all the others are quite wide so it’s
just personal preference so we start off by we need this glue down so I’ll leave
that bit there that’s already glued don’t seal it inside the envelope
because we need to use that part as a pocket only seal the edge so just put a
bit of glue on the edge here and just glue that back piece down now if you’re
going to put this in a junk journal you would need to work out how long you want
it to be so you’d grab your junk journal and measure if you if you’ve got a short
junk journal you would cut it off to the height of your junk journal plus a
little bit that you want for your tab so how high you want your tab I’ll grab a
junk journal and show you I want it to go there so I’m not going to cut it too
much shorter then say about it’s coming up a little bit from the bottom I reckon
it’ll look good I read about their finish so I’ll use that part there as my
guide and I’ll cut that off there so I’m going to square it so we’ll use the side
of the paper there as a guide and cut that off so that’s going to be my
finished length I won’t be needing that at all now we’re going to make it like a
tag so we’re going to cut off some angles this is personal preference you
can cut it off as deep an angle as you like just cut that there I’ve seen a lot
of people just not fussy with matching their sides I like to have my sides
matching so I always put other side there I’ll hold it down with
one hand or place my ruler there then I’ll let that piece go and cut that off
there and I’ll always have a matching side ok now I’m go to at the point of
the end of the cut I’m going to use my bone folder and I’m just going to grab
the front piece of the envelope and score that so that it folds to the front you’ve got already made pocket and
that’s why I didn’t want you to glue anywhere else but just on the edge of
that back piece so that you’ve got a fully functional pocket now all we’re
going to do is cover the front and these flaps and this part here with some
scrapbook paper select your paper that is going to match it doesn’t have to
match perfectly just walk around your paper stack and just pull out a heap of
papers and just put them together until you find something that’s going to work
you just pull them all out and go will that go with that usually the two sided
papers work the best because you can just grab that paper turn it over and
you know you’ve got two colors straight up so if you use two colors and a tea
stayed paper you’re covered you don’t have to think too far so double-sided
papers are always good because you’ve got plenty going on and this is even
better because you can use that on one part you can use that on that part and
you can use that on that part try and cut it out as you know less
waste as you possibly can if you want to have it exactly the same size as your
envelope right edge to edge that’s fine what I’ve done here is I’ve used it like
a mat and I’ve come in a little bit because I like to see the distressed ink
color on the edges there you go and you don’t want it up
into that crease because you want once you cover that piece there you need some
room to be able to fold that over we’ll distress the edges so just go in
and get a nice color of your choice around the edge of that envelope so when
you’re coloring your edges don’t fold your back piece because you need it to
stay upright so just fold in that crater so just color in that crease there
because when you have this on here and you open and close that you will see it
a little bit of that crease line there so do like a bit of color in there then
fold that down puff your pocket open and color a little bit on the edge there I actually grew this idea from Clemmy
and clemmy’s got a youtube channel called clemmy’s creations and she made
some of these single pockets so I made this and from making this that’s where I
got the idea to make this one from okay if you don’t need to color the back
because you will be gluing that into your book glue it flat down and just
have that one pocket there when you’re gluing don’t put your glue
right to the edge it’s much better if you come in a little
bit so that when you put your mat down on your envelope it’s not gonna smush
out everywhere so this art glitter glue doesn’t give you any wiggle room so if
you use you know those glue sticks eventually they’ll release and this may
come off it might not be depending on the quality you get but this glue here
dries clear and it and it works really really well and but it doesn’t give you
any wiggle room so once it’s on there it stays on there you can come back in now
I find it’s a little bit easier to come back in and do the edges on this once
it’s on there but in saying that if it’s got a wide edge do it first because then
you can get rid of that wide edge it’s always up to the color of the paper as
to when you do that whether you do it first or a second sometimes it might not
need it but you know it’s always a good really a good idea to color it before
you glue it on okay so now we’ve got a little piece of this leftover if I turn
that over I can use it on there and I know it’s going to look good so I’ll
just cut that off and to finish that off I’m going to just place it under there
and trace around it I can trim it back once I’ve cut it out I like using my
craft knife for this because I get a really nice straight edge now see I’m
not going to cut right on that pencil line I’m gonna cut a little bit away see
there I left a bit of pencil line here I don’t need it
because it’s getting it I want it to just show a teeny-weeny
edge of that envelope same on this one I’m going to cut back inside that line
just to reveal a little bit of the edge of that envelope I may need to cut a
piece off there because I don’t want it to hit the fold line so I’m going to
come back in and take a little piece off there so it’s virtually cut and then
measure as you go so that’s perfect this time because it’s a small piece and
those white bits are showing I’m going to color it before I put it on and it
will also help to tone down this quite bright green because that’s not so
bright it’s giving me that lovely vintage look that that color there and
just glue that in place and we just keep going now I’m going to make a mat for
there and one for there as well you can see that that’s nowhere near the fold
line there it’s giving me plenty of room to fold it over okay so I’ll go ahead
and cut out those two pieces and I’ll be back shortly now before I glue this piece on I’d like
to show you these pieces here fit perfectly inside the little flaps this
piece here I’ve cut it a little so instead of it just going to there
instead of it just going to there I’ve cut it that much longer so when I put
that there it actually goes down inside the pocket a little bit so we’ll glue it
down so it doesn’t catch on to anything that we put into the pocket
you need to work pretty quick on that one because sometimes it’ll grab and you
have to place it where it falls so if you you know of course I’ve done days
and half a dozen before this it was something I’ve got a bit used to now so
there we have a pocket made from an old envelope that was junk mail find a page to put it in, look at this old envelope …look at that aged, naturally aged, no tea dying okay so let’s try it there… so you
just glue that down you can glue it so that you’ve got, a side pocket, there. and
you’ll still have your pocket there. so just don’t glue it down too
tight because you want to be able to put things easily in and out of that pocket
and i think that looks pretty cool so there’s style one, I’m Donna thanks
for watching and bye for now…next video window envelope keep watching next video

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