Guest Feature: Say Yes to Trees notecards
Today we’re happy to present another Folding Trees tutorial from a contributor! (If you would like to write for Folding Trees, see our Submissions page for details.)
Jinjerup has created a new freebie for us: a cute notecard and matching envelope that unfolds into a tree shape! Her inspiration for this design was Earth Day, and Prof Nalini Nadkarni’s message of how we should help maintain or even increase our ‘61 trees per person’ ratio.
Left: the closed envelope; Right: the opened tree envelope
Not only is it perfect for writing notes & greetings for your loved ones, it comes with a little message of encouragement to say Yes to trees. You’ll be sending out these messages of love in no time at all!
Find out how to make this project with our tutorial:
You will need:
- Heavy paper or cardstock for the notecard (ideally use recycled paper, thicker than 120gm)
- Paper for the envelope (can be thinner than the notecard paper)
- Sharp craft knife/scalpel and self-healing mat
- Long ruler
Download the template file: Yes_To_Trees_Template.zip
Note: the cutting lines have been highlighted in the following pictures; the lines on the actual template are fine and black in color
Print YestoTrees1.jpg (the tree envelope). Locate the lines highlighted in pink and yellow here:
Score the folding lines (yellow in the above pic) with the back of your knife blade. Use the knife and ruler to cut along the cutting lines (pink in the above pic, and marked with pink arrows). Use scissors to cut around the outline of the tree.
Flip the tree so the printed side is facing down, then fold the sides of the envelope up along the scored folding lines.
Print YestoTrees2.jpg (the notecards) onto thick paper or cardstock. Cut out the notecards and write your message on one of them.
Insert the corners of this card into the slits on the inside of the Tree Envelope. Fold the envelope back up.
Slip the envelope’s top flap into the horizontal slit so that it stays snugly shut. Write or address your loved one on the second note card. Insert the corners into the slits on the front of the envelope.
You are done! Time for you to send it to the apple of your eye!
It certainly was a lot of fun putting this new Envelope Set together as I have always wanted to try my hand at designing one with a cause! I hope you guys will enjoy it as much as I have too!
Jinjerup loves designing cute prints & patterns, a great source for cuteness & inspirations! Plus did you know we feature brand new freebies every week? Please do drop by anytime! Thank you very much June and Eve for having Jinjerup here at Folding Trees!
Thank you for sharing your design with us, Lynn!
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