This Week: SPECIMEN ENVELOPES
Clip these envelopes to your belt or pack, to keep your collection handy. Organize and label specimens from nature hikes: flowers, leaves, soil or sand samples, and favorite pebbles. Make a camp craft kit with beads and strings for friendship bracelets. Or fill each envelope with travel souvenirs: coins, ticket stubs and stamps.These cute specimen envelopes are a creative addition to your gear.
Or, get the artwork in the "artwork downloads" column to the right. Print it out on 4" x 6" photo paper, and make sure the print size is 100%. You might need to save the file and print using a photo application.
This art is only for your personal use, and may not be reproduced. And please, if you use my artwork, send me a picture of what you made, so I can pin it to my pinterest board.
FIG. 1 Supplies: Hole punch sized for eyelets or a small punch and an awl to stretch out the hole, hammer, eyelet kit, s-biner or caribiner clip, jump rings, glue stick, scissors, printouts for as many envelopes as you want, bone folder, TRACING PAPER, pencil.
FIG. 2 Cut out the artwork. Put a piece of tracing paper on top of art. Draw along the dotted lines and across the edges of the light blue. Cut out the rectangle of trace.
FIG. 3 Fold the flaps in and score with the bone folder.
FIG. 4 Cut out the light blue rectangle.
FIG. 5 Replace the light blue section with the tracing paper. Glue and let dry.
FIG. 6 Fold the flaps. Glue and press to dry. Don’t glue the envelope closed.
FIG. 7 Cut out the tab. Fold and glue the triangle down. Punch the hole. Stretch the hole out with an awl or pencil tip until it’s just big enough to fit the eyelet. Install eyelet.
FIG. 8 Glue the tab on top of the envelope and press to dry.
FIG. 9 I seal the envelope with a tape ball under the flap.
FIG. 10 Add the jump ring to the top.