Square Envelope Luminary

This time around, I wanted to do something a little different… and so you have the square envelope luminary.

6.5″ x 6.5″  SQUARE White Envelopes
Inks (I used Hollyhock, Cotton Candy, Pear and Sunny Yellow by CTMH)
Stamps (I used the Sophia Stamp set by CTMH)
Ribbon (Cotton Candy by CTMH)
Scoring Board
Paper Trimmer

Step One:  Seal the envelope using adhesive on the corners to ensure they don’t peel up.  Randomly stamp a few coordinating stamps on both sides of the envelope. **note:  We’ll be using the envelope bottom side up in this project**

Step Two: Cut about 1/4″ off the bottom of your envelope.  Now it will open from the bottom.  Score the envelope 1″ from your sealed flap.  Then, rotate the envelope a quarter turn and score at 3/4″ and 5 3/4″. 

Step Three:  Use a bone folder to be sure the score lines are crisp.  This will help as you begin to make your bag.

Step Four:  Make a mountain, valley, mountain fold on each side of the envelope, using the score lines as guides.   The pre-scored edges of the envelope will become the valley folds.   At this time, you’ll also fold the bottom of your luminary.  The pre-scored top of the envelope will be a seam down the middle.

Step 5:  At this point, you’ll have two triangles at the bottom of the bag.  Fold these flaps to the bottom and adhere with strong adhesive.

Step 6:  Adhere ribbon to the top of your luminary bag. 

Step 7:  Insert battery operated votive lights and enjoy!  (Not recommended for burning votive candles!)

The possibilties are endless for these luminaries – you can create them for use on any occasion!

Happy Stamping!


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