I am only 15 days away from my next Disney trip! Just two more weeks of real life and then I get to go Home to my happy place. I still have quite a few things that I need to do before we leave, but this weekend I was able to check off a few, including making these super cute mousekeeping tip envelopes to leave during our stay. Read on to learn how to make your own!
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What You’ll Need:
- Scrapbooking Paper
- Adhesive (I used Tombow Mono Removeable Adhesive, but double sided tape or glue would work as well)
- Labels (optional)
First, choose a piece of cardstock that you want to be your main background. Here, I am making a Donald Duck inspired envelope, so I went with a blue piece of cardstock. I couldn’t find a pack of cardstock that had all of the colors I wanted so I had to buy some additional sheets and cut them to size. The size you choose is really up to you. I used 8in x 8 in pieces of cardstock and then folded them in half to get the rectangular shape and to make the envelopes a bit more sturdy.
I put adhesive on all of the non-folded edges to create the rectangular shape that I wanted. You could also just cut the cardstock into a rectangular shape, but like I said, I wanted to make it sturdier so I folded mine.
Cut a square piece of cardstock to use as the pocket. This should be the same width as your rectangular piece. Then, put adhesive on three of the edges, leaving one to be used as the opening to your pocket.
Glue the square pocket piece to the rectangular piece. Make sure the side without the adhesive is on top, in order to create the pocket. Now you have the envelope created and it’s time to decorate it to look like Donald!
One of Donald Duck’s iconic accessories is his red bowtie. In order to make the three-dimensional bowtie I traced this template from Jessica Jones onto a piece of red cardstock. Regular scrapbook paper would work for this too, and in fact may even be easier to work with.
I used the instructions on Jessica’s blog to fold and glue everything to create this pretty paper bow. I think I’m going to be using this template to create these bows to decorate gifts from now on.
Glue the bow on the top of the pocket, making sure you don’t accidentally glue the pocket shut. Now your envelope looks just like Donald!
The last step is to write “Thank You Mousekeeping” on the envelope. This way you can express your gratitude and Mousekeeping will know the tip is for them. I chose to freehand the writing, but you could also print it out with the Disney font, which I think would be super cute!
I followed similar steps to make the rest of the Fab Five, just decorating with different colors of paper and accessories. Comment below if you have any questions or other ideas for cute mousekeeping envelopes or other Disney crafts!