9 simple ideas for making A4 paper envelope
A postcard has already been selected, the letter is written, but you still don’t know how to pack it beautifully? The same type of mail envelopes are not too good, and sometimes still not suitable in size. The search for something new is turning into a real test. But what if we say that passing it is useless? Indeed, at any time you can make a beautiful envelope from A4 paper with your own hands!
1. Classic envelope
Take a piece of paper, mark the diagonals and bend the side corners to the center. After that, adjust the bottom so that its angle protrudes slightly beyond the middle - you can focus on the size of the postcard. And then lower the top so that its corner just ends at the bottom of the envelope. In such a scheme, it is most convenient to change the height - it is determined by the bending places of the upper and lower valves.
2. Template envelope
If you want a neat envelope with thin glued joints without large angular flaps, use this template. Transfer it to A4 paper, cut and glue - nothing is easier! Or you can take some interesting material - pages from glossy magazines, newspaper pages, a map, even a coloring book.
3. The envelope with the middle
A neat rhombus in the middle is great to decorate it with a pattern, sticker or print. Such an envelope is easy to open and close without glue, so it’s convenient to store all sorts of little things in it. But in fact, the scheme is practically no different from the classical one, so you will not have any difficulties.
Fold the sheet of paper diagonally and bend the upper triangle - it should rest against the base from below. Tuck the sides of the envelope and lay them on top of each other so that they match. Bend the lower right triangle to the other side and spread it into the central rhombus.
4. Envelope from a rectangular sheet
First you need to make a parallelogram from the rectangle, as in the diagram. Expand it so that the wide diagonal of the rhombus is its horizontal. And then proceed according to the classical scheme - fit all the valves exactly to the center.
5. Envelope with a hem
This differs from a classical envelope from A4 paper in an even line in the middle. To do this, place a paper square, as in the diagram, and traditionally fit to the center of the side. Rot the lower triangle exactly to the center, on going into the side flaps. Tuck its sides and form a trapezoid, and then fix it with your side tongue.
6. Square envelope
Cut a square of colored paper and fold the first valve, going a little to the middle, and then bend the corner from above on the central horizontal. In the same way, form the second and third valves so that they overlap one by one. The last fourth part will be closing - it remains to glue or seal the envelope in the center.
7. Composite envelope from circles
Three colored circles cut out of cardboard or thick paper - the main thing is that they be the same size. Fold each in half and lay them on the table overlapping each other. Glue them together in the center and bend the upper parts in the opposite direction - you see, nothing complicated!
From thick packing paper, cut out a large heart and turn it over with its colored side down. Fold its edges like side flaps, flip it over and fold the bottom, like in a classic envelope. The bottom corner of the heart will be the top flap of your brand new envelope.
9. Envelope box
Take a large square of thick paper - preferably double-sided packaging. Mark the folds of the diagonal, the central vertical and horizontal. Bend the corners to the middle, while folding them to get a small square - according to the scheme.
Turn the small square with the drop-down side up and distort one triangle. The two corners of the lower layer of rot to form a heart. It remains to straighten and shape the envelope box, and then gently bandage it with a ribbon.