Template: Standard Envelope Template Set by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs
Digital papers: Share the Moments Designer Kit by Danielle Engebretson
Ribbons: Thin flat ribbons like binding tape, or Taffeta ribbon recommended
Others: Magnet snaps, thread and needle, sticky double sided tape or glue.
For the paper clutch, I printed two of the envelope templates on both sides of the paper, one for front flap & back body, and the other one for the front body. I cut out some flaps and added extra score lines to make into a clutch. If you want, you could enlarge the templates a bit to make it bigger than the envelopes that will go inside.
Coat with a glossy glue/sealer like Mod Podge to make it sturdier.
Add the double sided tape on the bottom flap (front body piece) to the other piece. Don’t forget to score the extra folds to create the spines.
Here I’m going to show you how I bound the envelopes together.
First work on the inside of the envelope by making holes on the bottom part. It’s easier to do this step BEFORE you glue the envelopes together.
Spacing size will be different depending on the width of the ribbon you are using. I used 1/2″, so I spaced the holes out by 1/2″.
Thread the needle from the second hole from the side. It does not matter which side you start from, just make sure to go in through the second hole.
Come out from the first hole. And, go back in the third hole. Come out from the second hole. Go back in the fourth hole. Repeat this pattern to the end.
I taped the thread ends to secure it.
Line all the envelopes together and insert the ribbons through. I did it every other slot.
Put the double sided tape on both sides of the clutch to attach the ribbons. Trim the excess.
Hide the ribbons with the extra paper (inside overlay cut it in half).
It’s pretty securely attached. You can also use this binding technique to make albums or books.
Add the magnetic snaps.
You can also add the magnetic snaps on each of the envelopes.
Inside the back, I kept the side flaps and made a pocket.
Punch holes on both side of the side flaps, decorate with eyelets, and tie it with the ribbons.
For the flower embellishment outside of the clutch, I used a 2″ scallop circle punch. Spiral cut the flower. You can find a more detailed tutorial on my blog.
Start from the outside, roll the paper.
Flatten it down.
Puff it up a bit. Add a brad or a button in the center to decorate it. Then attach it on the clutch.
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