I have this things with plain, white, boring envelopes. It just seems so sad sometimes to send this pretty home made birthday card in a plain, generic envelope. Awhile back I was reading though some tutorials at http://www.elmstreetlife.com and I saw this idea for taking an envelope shape you like, unfolding it, and using it as a pattern to make your own. I made a few mistakes with my first ones but I will make some more soon. Here are a few of the ones I made on Tuesday.