I was totally inspired by this post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334398.0
My problem was I needed a super simple way to make envelopes. I wasn't going to do a bunch of tracing and cutting. I found the coolest tool ever! It's called the Kreate-A-Lope -- it's an envelope template you can use, and you don't even have to use scissors, just rip along the template. Here's a video of the product in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKO2jkSxaI4
(And no, I'm not affiliated with the manufacturer -- I just really liked this thing.)
I've been on an envelope making spree. I made a bunch from an Anthropologie catalog. They're A2 sized envelopes. To round out the gift, I cut some 8.5 x 11 chipboard into fourths to make some little notecards to insert in the envelopes, and some blank white address labels in case she wants to mail them. I also put lick and stick glue on the flaps, so she can lick the envelopes like regular envelopes.
Now, on to the pics:
Here are a few of my favorites:
This is the whole bundled tied with a ribbon next to the Kreate-A-Lope template:
Here's the whole shebang all laid out. I showed the backs of some of them in the photo, because I like how the inside of the envelopes contrasted with the exterior:
My friend really liked her gift!