Ok, so I know this isn’t technically a stamping tutorial but I know a lot of us use sequins when cardmaking. I thought I’d make this tutorial – Mini String Tie Envelopes – for those who are struggling to find the perfect sequin storage like I was.
These work perfectly for storing sequins. You can easily pour the sequins out because the sides act as a funnel. You’re less likely to find random sequins on your craft room floor from projects long ago, ha.
By color coordinating the envelopes it’s also much easier to find the color you need. If you’re looking for sequins with a pink hue, quickly flip through the pink envelopes and find what you need. It’s simple! Having the little window on the envelope you’ll always know what’s inside.
Now don’t limit these cute little envelopes to just sequins! Store any type of notions or embellishments inside them.
What you’ll need:
Clear film (This is the one I use, you can even just cut up page protectors)
Needle and thread (or use mini brads)
Trace/Cut your pattern onto cardstock. I like the “buttons” a different color than the envelope.
Cut out the square in the middle and attach the clear film, then fold your envelope on the dotted lines.
Sew your paper buttons on where the x’s are. I sewed them on just like a real button. This is where you’ll wrap the string around. You can choose to forego sewing and just use a miniature brad. I like the look the of the button but the brad is definitely easier and less time consuming.
Once the buttons are on, glue the three side together. Make sure the sides are glued first and then the bottom so sequins don’t escape down there. Leave the top flap open.
Cut ~10 inches of embroidery floss and tie a knot around the bottom button or brad. Fold the top flap down and wrap the string around that button. There you have it – a cute mini envelope to store your cardmaking sequins!
*Please do not sell or redistribute this pattern and remember to link back here when referencing!