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{DIY} Marbled Envelopes with Claireabellemakes

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{DIY} Marbled Envelopes with Claireabellemakes

Marbled-Envelopes- Beak Up Crafts

I’ve got a bit of a treat for you today as the lovely Claire from Claireabellemakes is guest blogging for me with this fab DIY.

I shared how to make a Faux Taxidermy Crochet Fox head over on Claire’s blog a while back (a bit niche maybe!) and now she’s returning the favour with a step-by-step guide of how to make these pretty marbled envelopes – perfect if you’re a stationery addict like me.

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Anyway, enough from me and over to Claire. I hope you enjoy this post and as always I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Hello everyone! I’m really excited to be here today on Kate’s blog to share a stationery DIY with you. I write the craft blog Claireabellemakes where I share simple DIYs and lots of stationery and bicycle related things.

I really wanted to share an envelope DIY with you today which indulges in the marbling trend that happens to be everywhere at the moment!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Marbled paper (I got mine from my local art shop)
  • Black paper
  • Envelope template (mine is from HEMA but see below for an alternative)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Double sided tape

Step 1

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Using the envelope template (or an unfolded envelope you no longer need), trace around the edge with a pencil onto the marbled paper. You can create your own marbled paper using this technique if you wanted to get even more creative.

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Using scissors or a craft knife, cut out the envelope shape and fold the flaps. I like to use a bone folder for this, but you could use the edge of a scissor blade.

Step 2

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Now you’re going to make an envelope liner. Using the black or contrasting paper, cut out a shape as shown below to stick inside the envelope. You will only need to make one flap for the liner, with the diagonal edges cut around 1cm smaller than the flap. This is so you can apply tape later on, for the envelope to seal.

Step 3

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Using double sided sticky tape, fix the envelope liner to the inside of the envelope. Now add a thin strip of double sided tape along the flaps to close your envelope into it’s final shape. I also like to add some double sided tape on the top flap for when the envelope is going to be sealed. Just leave the final layer of tape on until you want to use it!

I’ve added a cute wax seal sticker from Tiger and have practiced my calligraphy on the envelopes, but you can decorate them however you wish! I think these classic marbled envelopes would look great with a hot pink or glitter liner. I must make some more.


Thanks for having me here on Beak Up Crafts today Kate! It’s been great to share my love of stationery. I wont tell you how many envelopes I’ve got for fear you’ll all think I’m a massive hoarder……

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Thanks so much for sharing this DIY Claire, I love it! Is making your own stationery something you’ve ever tried? I’d love to see the results if you have a try at this DIY.

Lots of marbled love,



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