This Felt Valentine Envelope DIY (No Sew + FREE template) is versatile. Use it as a tree decoration, a garland or strewn about your centerpiece. They can serve as functioning envelopes or can be just for decor – it’s your choice! While I’ve used felt in this tutorial – the envelope pattern will work with cardstock – but I don’t think it will look as cute!
For this project you will need:
Fleece Fun’s free files ( available by using the form at the end of the post)
A Sheet of red and pink felt (preferably wool blend – I love this place for felt)
A 12 by 12 sheet of cardstock
Light Grip Mat
Felt Valentine Envelope DIY (No Sew + FREE template) Instructions:
Step 1 – Gather your Envelope materials and cut out the pattern
Once you have all of you materials and tools gathered, load the free files (available by filling out the form below) into Cricut Design Space.
If using felt like me, lay it on a Fabric Grip Mat, and make sure the rotary blade is properly mounted into the Cricut Maker.
Cut out the felt envelope, heart and stamp.
Cut multiple at a time to make a bunch.
Also cut different colors so you can mix and match the look. Remove the elements from the mat and set aside.
Switch out the the fine point blade.
Using the light grip mat, and a sheet of cardstock cut out the rectangles.
Remove from mat and set aside.
Finally cut out the wording elements from (be sure the MIRROR it!!!)
Weed the Vinyl and set aside.
Step 2- Set the Creases in the felt Valentine Envelope
Set the MiniPress to a “2” and iron out any creases in the fabric.
Take one of the cards – this will serve as a template for the folds on the felt envelope. Center it on the envelope cut out.
Take the right side panel and fold it towards the center, using the edge of the card as the fold point. Iron along the edge to make a crease.
Repeat this process on the left side – the two side should meet in the center.
Now fold up the bottom and iron a crease along the fold.
Finally fold down the top to complete the valentine envelope and iron a crease along the top edge, using the card as a guide.
Step 3- Iron on the wording in HTV
Now that all the creases are in the envelope we can use them to help place the HTV. I like to place the elements as shown – the stamp in the top right, the xoxo, on the top left. The “Love is in the air mail” on the bottom left corner and the “to” in the center. Mind that the “Sealed with a kiss” needs to be upside down ( so when it’s folded over it will be right side up).
Iron on all of the elements and remove the backing.
Step 4- Finish the felt envelope
Now that we have the creases set and the HTV on it’s time to complete the envelope. The envelope can be functional or purely decoration. It’s up to you and how you glue it together.
To keep it functional, fold in the right and left side flaps and place beads of hot glue along the lower edge of the side envelope flaps.
Fold up the bottom flap to glue them together.
Check to make sure that the card can fit in the envelope, this will help it maintain it’s shape.
Add a heart to the back flap (this will help weigh it down stay closed – or you can just glue the flap down completely if it’s just for decoration).
Step 5- Make the stamps
For the stamps, grab on rectangle and one stamp topper.
Place the topper on the rectangle an center it as best you can.
Place a little bead of glue in each corner to complete the stamp.
Make several in different colors to complete the look!
For tree decorations, simply set in a tree.
For garland simple get some string and hang the envelopes and stamps along it.
DOWNLOAD THE TEMPLATE FILE BELOW (FILL OUT THE FORM)
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