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Surprise your friends with this amazingly sweet gift!
One of my very best friends is leaving me for over a month to go on a holiday to Bali. To make sure she won't forget me while she's losing her heart to some handsome Balinese guy, I made these cute, little envelopes which contain a little surprise for every day to surprise her again and again.

This envelopes would make the person gift for loved ones. They are cheap, fun to make and even more fun to receive.

As my friend left for 30 days, and I couldn't come up with 30 ideas to fill the envelopes with, I only made 16 envelopes. To give an example, I made them for the days 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 13... etc.

Have fun making these wonderful gifts!

p.s. In some pictures you see Dutch scentences, I'm sorry for not doing it in English, but I really do use thise envelopes as a gift and it would be a little weird to reveive a present in the wrong language.

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  • How to make an envelope. Surprise Envelope - Step 1
    Step 1

    Print the numbers 0 - 9.
    I used the font Arial bold 250.

  • How to make an envelope. Surprise Envelope - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut them out. You can use your stanley knife and scissors for this step.

  • How to make an envelope. Surprise Envelope - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take different colours and patterns of your paper.

  • How to make an envelope. Surprise Envelope - Step 4
    Step 4

    Lay your black cutout numbers on the patterned paper, and draw the silhouette.

    If you want to have the number 15, you have to draw the silhouette of a 1 and a 5.

  • How to make an envelope. Surprise Envelope - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut them out. You can use your stanley knife and scissors for this step.

  • How to make an envelope. Surprise Envelope - Step 6
    Step 6

    Glue your numbers on the envelopes.

    The numbers are representing the day that you may open the envelope.

  • How to make an envelope. Surprise Envelope - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fill the envelopes with...

    ...nice pictures

  • How to make an envelope. Surprise Envelope - Step 8
    Step 8

    ...little gifts like a friendship bracelet

  • How to make an envelope. Surprise Envelope - Step 9
    Step 9

    ...letters from loved ones

  • How to make an envelope. Surprise Envelope - Step 10
    Step 10

    ...games

  • How to make an envelope. Surprise Envelope - Step 11
    Step 11

    ...sweet scentences about friendship, love, happiness etc.

    Or anything else you like.

  • How to make an envelope. Surprise Envelope - Step 12
    Step 12

    ...

  • How to make an envelope. Surprise Envelope - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now you're done with filling the envelopes!
    Write a letter to the person you're giving this to, saying something like:
    'This gift contains 16 envelopes. In every envelope I hid something, and you'll find out what. On day one you can open the envelope with 1 on it, on day two the envelope with 2 on it etc.'

    Have fun giving this present and make lots of people very happy :D

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autumn rae
autumn rae · Sandy Hook, New Jersey, US · 8 projects
this is just too freaking sweet! i would die if one of my friends did that for me!
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Ariel B.
Ariel B. · Kalamazoo, Michigan, US · 23 projects
This is such a sweet idea!!
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Emily C.
Emily C. · Fort Worth, Texas, US · 4 projects
this is a great idea! and very sweet! thanks for posting! :3
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Mora L.
Mora L. · Mexico City, Federal District, MX
I love it! awesome idea
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Ms. Nikell
Ms. Nikell · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 52 projects
What a gr8 idea?! This could be done in so many different ways. I'd love to try this. Thanx for sharing ^_^
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Sarah :D
Sarah :D · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 20 projects
Aww this is a very cool and thoughtful gift. Good idea! Happy
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EVEnl
EVEnl · Schipluiden, South Holland, NL · 311 projects
Dat is geweldig en eigenlijk best wel lief!
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