Sweet Tidings 8th Day of Christmas: DIY Kraft Christmas Cards and Envelopes

I just love Japanese wooden envelope templates. They're so great for every handmade stationery project you can think of. I love the appeal of kraft paper too. So simple, rustic and understatedly natural.

For the holiday season, make use of your wooden envelope template (or buy from here or from ETSY) to create charming,  homemade kraft paper cards and envelopes. They're so eco-friendly too. Make it a green Christmas!  

DIY Kraft Christmas Cards and Envelopes


  • Medium weight kraft paper sheet
  • Japanese wood envelope template
  • Double sided tapes
  • Fabric scraps in Christmas colors and patterns 
  • Paper cutter
  • Hot glue
  • Sewing machine/needle and thread 

 1. Position Japanese envelope template on top of  kraft paper. Trace the outline and cut around the edges. Fold corners and seal edges using double side tape.  Decorate flap of envelope with jute twine ribbon.

2.  Using paper cutter, cut tent cards from kraft paper sheet to match size of the envelope. Embellish the front with Christmas themed fabrics cut in holiday shapes. hand stitch onto kraft card or use sewing machine.

3. Fill your Christmas cards with heartwarming Christmas messages.

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  1. That's amazing! And I never knew those templates existed. Going straight to the wishlist!
    And I love kraft paper too:)

  2. these are so sweet Christy! I love creating with Kraft..and how it makes the colours just pop out! :) xx

  3. I have this decole template too! They are so handy!

  4. Those templates are awesome! Never knew they existed. The kraft paper & hearts look great together! (I am partial to both kraft paper & hearts so great combo IMHO!)

  5. I had never know that these template of Gift Card envelopes existed...I will add it to my wishlist and will try it out soon.

  6. I love the rustic look of these cards!
    I tried my own hand at homemade cards this year:
    Thanks for the great tute!

  7. I am a big lover of kraft paper too!:D Those look lovely!

  8. Love these envelopes and templates. I checked Etsy, but am not sure of the sizes compared to our sizes. Any help?

    Linda D.

  9. A big winner with vegan crowd, save the planet. Cute and rustic at the same time.


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