I’ve been traveling quite a bit for work lately and wanted a dedicated spot for all the receipts I need to keep for expense reports. I used an old bank envelop as a guide, grabbed a piece of heavy two-sided scrapbook paper and made up a pretty receipt envelope. Easy peasy!
All you need to make one is:
- A sheet of heavy scrapbook paper (I used 12″x12″ but this will easily fit on 8-1/2″x11″)
- two small buttons
- a short length of string or embroidery floss
- double-sided tape
You’ll also need a way to crease the folds in the envelope – a rotary cutter with a scoring blade works perfectly.
Print out the template (download here) at full size. If your printer will handle heavier paper, you can print it directly on the back of the scrapbook paper. If not, print the template on regular paper, cut it out and trace around it.
Cut out the envelope shape.
Score along the dotted horizontal and vertical lines and fold the envelope to create the creases.
Fold the narrow side down, fold the wide side over top, and adhere it with the double sided tape.
Fold the short end up and tape it in place.
Center one button on the top flap and glue it down with one end of the string tucked under the button.
Glue the second button to the envelope back, lining it up with the button on the flap.
Wrap the string around the buttons to hold the buttons closed. Done!