So a few of you were pretty impressed with my brochure-style letter with pockets I posted on my Instagram (here and here ). Even more of you asked for a tutorial on how to create your own tri-fold letter. I aim to please, so here's the tutorial! All I ask in return for taking the time to do this (you all know how lazy I am! lol) is that you tag me if you make one. I want to see your gorgeous creations! Thank you in advance. Okay! Lets get started...
SUPPLIES-Glue (I used basic Elmer's glue.)
-2 letter sized-card stock quality-papers
DIRECTIONSPlace your cardstock papers on top of each other and fold them in thirds like a brochure. Set the paper that will be the outside aside. You are only cutting the paper that will be on the inside. Not both!
gray lines in diagram below)
Glue your cardstock together using the folds as your "glue-guide lines" (see pink lines in diagram above). Glue along the edges of the paper, but do not glue over your pocket slits.
Make sure the papers are as lined up as possible (matching fold to fold) before letting the glue dry. Once the glue dries, cut off any excess where the paper didn't line up perfectly.
Now's the best part of all! Time to decorate your letter and fill the pockets with handwritten sentiments (name that movie), die cuts, stickers, washi, sequins, paint chips, etc. The possibilities are endless and oh so fun!
Thank you and happy snailmailing!
PS. Here's another tutorial you may enjoy: HOW TO MAKE AFFORDABLE DIY STICKERS!
PPS. Thank you for your patience with me on my snail mail journey. I'm sort of a newbie and it's been a challenge posting my mail stuff on my blog... I plan to do so more often. Thanks!