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* OPTIONAL:

<--- measure out to 3” for more width---|

{This template is wide enough to close, but you may want to add more width to ease expanding}

close, but you may want to add more width to ease expanding} ^^^ For longer flap,
close, but you may want to add more width to ease expanding} ^^^ For longer flap,

^^^ For longer flap, measure up to 2 1/2from the top most seam

score & fold

score & fold

DIY Expanding Envelope Template

Materials needed:

This Pattern Template 12” x 12” cardstock paper Scissors Pencil Ruler Tape or glue Label

1. Cut out pattern (solid outline) and trace outline onto back of desired 12” x 12” cardstock. * OPTIONAL: Measure outward beyond the width of this template to noted measure- ments, if desired.

2. Mark the top and bottom of expanding seams on each end of the envelope for both sides and bottom.

3. Connect the marks with a line using ruler.

4. Cut out traced pattern from cardstock.

5. Score expanding seams with scissors edge, guided by ruler, just enough to aid in folding.

6. Fold sides along the scoring in a “fan-like” fashion. First fold the seam closest to the center over, bringing edges over the cen- ter; second, fold the next seam outward, away from center; third, fold the last seam back in toward the center. Repeat for other side and bottom.

7. Secure loose ends with desired adhesive.

8. Fold flap closure over and eyeball where to cut a horizontal slit to hold the enve- lope closed

9. Insert receipts and close envelope.

10. File envelope and smile!

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score & fold score & fold score & fold * OPTIONAL: |-- measure out to 2
score & fold score & fold score & fold * OPTIONAL: |-- measure out to 2
score & fold score & fold score & fold * OPTIONAL: |-- measure out to 2
score & fold score & fold score & fold * OPTIONAL: |-- measure out to 2
score & fold score & fold score & fold * OPTIONAL: |-- measure out to 2
score & fold score & fold score & fold * OPTIONAL: |-- measure out to 2

* OPTIONAL:

|--measure out to 2 1/2 ” for more width-->

{This template is wide enough to close, but you may want to add more width to ease expanding}