DIY play envelopes & stamps

When my boys were younger they used to love making little letters. I’ve put together an all-in-one envelope template and play stamps in the hope that it might inspire a little one that you know to create some snail mail too!

DIY play envelopes & stamps

You can make a little postbox if you want. There are some great examples on pinterest.

DIY play envelopes & stamps

By the way, I’ve been making a few changes around here in order to make my website mobile friendly so it may look a bit different to usual. I hope you like it!

DIY play envelopes & stamps

DIY play envelopes & stamps

DIY play envelopes & stamps

DIY play envelopes & stamps

YOU WILL NEED:
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+ Good quality A4 paper
+ Scissors
+ Ruler
+ Compass or needle for scoring
+ Sticker or tape for sealing envelope

DIY play envelopes & stamps

HOW TO
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1. Print out the all-in-one template (the pdf is at bottom of post). Set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ and ‘grayscale’. Cut around the outside of the template.

2. Score along the dotted lines and fold. You can now write your letter!

3. When you have finished your letter fold the letter up and tuck the flap in between the two layers of paper. This will secure the envelope at the sides.

4. Don’t forget the address and stamp

5. Write wonderful letters to all your favorite people!

PRINTABLE FILES
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+ Play letter
+ Play stamps

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DIY “Heart & Arrow” Card

Hello there! I have spent the last few days blowing the cobwebs off this blog. It’s been nearly four months since my last post (life has been way too busy). I do hope you have all been well.

I wanted to post this card for valentines day but didn’t get around to it. I think any day is a good day to tell someone that you them though!

DIY 'Heart & Arrow' card

Its a really simple card to make. All you need to do is print, cut and fold the template. You can personalise it by adding your own paper to the inside of the card and can also make an envelope to match (patterened/textured/shiny paper would work really well).

DIY 'Heart & Arrow' card

DIY 'Heart & Arrow' card

DIY 'Heart & Arrow' card

There is also a sheet of printable wrap that you can download and print.

DIY 'Heart & Arrow' wrap

DIY 'Heart & Arrow' card

DIY 'Heart & Arrow' wrap

YOU WILL NEED:
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+ Good quality A4 paper
+ Scissors
+ Craft knife (watch your fingers!)
+ Ruler
+ Compass or needle for scoring
+ Glue/tape

DIY 'Heart & Arrow' Card

HOW TO
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1. Print out the card template (the pdf is at bottom of post). Set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ and ‘grayscale’. Cut around the outside of your card.

2. Score along the middle line using a ruler and pointy object (such as compass or needle). Fold along this line. Now cut along the half-heart shape using a craft knife (be as neat and careful as you can). Now fold the heart in half. You may find it helpful to scort the line before folding.

3. Cut out an insert (measuring ??) and fold in half

4. Glue/tape insert into card

5. Print out the envelope template. Click here and print out a C7 envelope template. (Snail mail rules!)

PRINTABLE FILES
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Envelope template (from this page you can print out a C7 envelope template).
Card template
Giftwrap template

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