Aug 19 2011

Making Stationery with Waxed Papers

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As you can see in the past two posts (here and here), I’ve been obsessed with waxed papers. And I’m hoping that you are as crazy as I am about waxed papers, because today I’m going to show you what I’ve been making with them.

The thing about waxed papers is that you can’t treat them like ordinary papers; you can’t use stickers or glue on them because… well, they are waxed and nothing sticks on them! Hope the tutorial will give you some inspirations on what to use waxed papers for!

[Greeting Cards]

Instructions:

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1) Cut two pieces of waxed papers to the appropriate size to fit in your envelope. I made the inner piece (the white one) a little bit smaller than the cover (the floral-print one). Also, you might want to use non-waxed paper as the inner piece; water-based pens don’t work on waxed papers.

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2) Fold the inner piece and cover in half; this will leave white folding lines on them. Sew them together in the middle, using the folding lines as a guide. And you’re done!

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3) When you urgently need greeting cards but don’t have enough time to go and buy some (this happens to me all the time!), this waxed paper cards come in handy, so I’m going to make some stock :)

[Pouches]

Instructions:

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1) Cut two pieces of waxed papers; one piece should be the actual size of the pouch, and the other the same size + flap and a catch (the pointy part at the top).

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2) Place the cut out papers together, and use double clips to secure them. You cannot use pins because they will leave quite visible marks!

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3) Sew along the edges.

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4) Make a small slit where the bottom of the catch meets, and you’re done!

[Making a Gift Bag]

Instructions:

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1) Cut two pieces of waxed papers; one piece should be the actual size of the bag, and the other the same size + flap.

2) Place the cut out papers together, and use double clips to secure them.

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3) Sew along the edges.

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4) Punch two holes on the flap, then punch another two holes on the top side of the bag. Thread a piece of ribbon through the holes.

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5) Tie a bow in the front, and you’re done!

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My friend’s 40th birthday is coming up this weekend, so I also made this small birthday bunting that I’m going to put in the gift bag. I downloaded the retro alphabet designs for the bunting from Agence Eureka; it’s full of vintage downloadable prints that I’m sure you’ll lose a good couple of hours just browsing through the website!

I’m linking this post to Flamingo Toes; visit there for loads more fantastic tutorials!

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One Comment to “Making Stationery with Waxed Papers”

  1. love it and the reciever should as well

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