Silhouette Design: “rip envelope”

One of my favorite things of the Christmas season is the beautifully wrapped presents and packages. My most recent Silhouette cut file involves a step back in time to mailing a letter: the rip envelope {aka: the perforated tear-off flap envelope}.

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Oftentimes these are used on a larger scale for mailing documents, but I’ve been using them to send my holiday cards and notes. For me, a beautifully designed package is all about the details: the paper, the hand-written type, and envelope liner… you get the idea.

But here is some inspiration on how I’ve used this design for my personal mailings.

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I purchased a stack of 12×12 inch Everyday Kraft paper from Hobby Lobby and it works perfect as one side has a design and the other doesn’t. I just assembled the envelope so that the design was on the inside and acted as it’s own envelope liner! So pretty, don’t you think?
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Rather than placing the return address on the front, I hand-wrote it on the back flap, leaving more room to illustrate the address on the front.
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