I hope my Onion Envelope project will appeal to scrapbookers, cardmakers and paper crafters alike. When finished, this project fits perfectly into an A8 sized mailing envelope so you can easily share photos and journaling of special memories with friends and family. I termed it the “Onion Envelope” as it a nesting of 2 envelope templates and an accordion folder. As you peel each flap and layer away, photos and journaling are revealed a little at a time.
Here are the steps to create the Onion Envelope (you will need a scoring board tool like a Scor-Pal):
Step 1. Place your 12 x 12 paper flush to the left side on your scoring board.
Step 2. Score at 2 and 10 inch marks. Rotate 90 deg and score at 5 and 10 inch marks. Refer to Onion Envelope Template A and mark the little points that you will need to make angled cuts for your envelope flaps.
Step 3. Cut along the scored lines and angle flaps. You have just created your outside envelope template A.
Step 4. To create the smaller envelope template B. Cut a ¾ cardboard strip and place this against the left side of the scoring board, this is called a shim. Start with a 11 x 10 ¾ paper and place this flush against your ¾ shim. Refer to Onion Envelope Template B for scoring marks. Cut out the envelope template.
Step 5. You have just created 2 different sized envelope templates. Take a 7 x 12 inch paper and score at 4 inch intervals to make an accordion tri-fold.
Step 6. Adhere the accordion tri-fold onto the centre of the smaller sized envelope. Fold these two pieces up and adhere onto centre of the larger sized envelope. Voila, you have just created an onion envelope! You are now ready to add photos, journaling and embellishments. This is a great project to use up your pattern paper and embellishment stash.
Be sure to show us what you create! Either link your project back to this post or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to see it.
Article by: Virginia Nebel