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D.I.Y. Wednesday: Gift Tags and Mini Envelope with Card

It’s a D.I.Y. bonus day! We’re sharing not one, but two projects repurposing our popular Agenda. Let’s get right into the craft portion of our day …

DIY: Gift Tags and Mini Envelope with Card

Gift Tags

DIY: Gift TagsWhat you’ll need:
Scissors or X-Acto knife, a Vera Bradley paper item (we used a 2011 Agenda), hole punch (optional) and ribbon (optional)

DIY: Gift Tags1. Carefully remove the pocket from the Agenda.

DIY: Gift Tags2. Cut to remove the sides, leaving a rectangular piece of paper.

DIY: Gift Tags3. Fold the paper in half vertically to make a card. Tape the tag onto a gift or punch a hole in the top corner and thread a ribbon through to secure to your gift.

Mini Envelope and Card

DIY: Mini Envelope and CardWhat you’ll need:
A Vera Bradley paper item (The “Notes” divider page of a 2011 Agenda is perfect!), glue stick, pen or pencil, scissors and an envelope pattern

DIY: Mini Envelope and Card1. Cut out your envelope pattern and trace it onto your page.

DIY: Mini Envelope and Card2. Cut out your envelope. On the back of your envelope shape, draw lines for your folds, as shown, to create flaps.

DIY: Mini Envelope and Card3. Fold your envelope shape along the lines.  Add some glue to the top edges of the bottom flap. (Be sure to put glue on this flap, and not the edges of the side flaps to avoid the envelope getting stuck to itself.) Fold the side flaps over onto the bottom flap with the glue. Press down until the glue holds.

DIY: Mini Envelope and Card4. To make a card that fits inside the envelope, measure out a 3-inch x 4.5-inch rectangle on the remaining paper.

DIY: Mini Envelope and Card5. Cut out your rectangle with scissors. Fold the new rectangle in half vertically to create a card for the envelope.

DIY: Mini Envelope and Card6. Your card should fit perfectly into your envelope!

DIY: Gift Tags and Mini Envelope with Card
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