Frosty the Snowman Pouch Envelope

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Hi everyone, Audrey here! The holidays are quickly approaching, and that means activities like shopping and wrapping are getting well underway at my house. This year, I'm trying to hand craft a lot of my gifts, like this snowman ornament I made from coffee-stained muslin fabric. I decided that with something as cute as this little guy to gift, I shouldn't tuck him away inside a box, but rather let him become part of the whole gift packaging. So I came up with a pouch envelope idea that can hold all sorts of holiday treats and gifties, and is super easy to create using Joyous papers and die cuts and Tombow adhesives, our product partner here on the Authentique blog this week.

With just a few simple folds, you can create a fabulous envelope pouch that looks adorable and is sturdy enough to package a ton of treats, thanks to Authentique's amazing heavy-weight patterned paper. Once you see how easy these are, you can whip out a bunch in no time at all. And best part is, once you learn the basic process, you can change the size to create bigger or smaller envelopes to fit your needs.

Here's all you need to do.

Start with a perfect square of patterned paper. For my envelope, I used an 8" square. Lay the paper down on your workspace, and turn the paper so that the square looks like a diamond, with points going straight up and down. Fold in the two sides of the diamond so that the points overlap slightly in the center, and secure with Tombow Monoadhesive. Fold up the bottom flap so that the corner point extends about 1/2" above the point where the two side corners meet, and secure with Monoadhesive.

Wrap hemp cord around the envelope and tie into a bow.

Punch holes in the ends of several Joyous die cuts and puzzle piece, string with hemp, and tie into the bow for instant gift tags. Using the Tombow Glue Pen, apply adhesive to the center of a Petaloo mesh flower and cover with crystal glitter. Add the flower to the center of the bow.

Then simply fill your envelope with treats and gifts like my snowman, a candy cane, and a fun holiday pick made from a wooden skewer topped with additional Joyous die cuts and stickers.


Authentique Joyous Collection:
"confection" 12x12 paper
12x12 "statements" accent sheet
"puzzle pieces" paper accents
12x12 "details" stickers



Glue Pen

Trim: May Arts, Petaloo
Flower: Petaloo
Glitter: Doodlebug
Wooden Tree: Imagine Crafts    

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  1. Yep, it's adorable and looks easy to make!

  2. More verses.....

    On the 3rd day of Christmas, Authentique gave to us:

    3 French knots (actually they were cross-stitches on the adorable snowman)

    2 Tombow Glues

    and a "Joyous" sound from crafters the world round.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. This is sooooo lovely.
    Hugs Astrid

  4. Cute! Thanks for the instructions
    on the envelope.
    Carla from Utah

  5. what a clever idea for holding small gifts - especially ones that can peek out of the top. this would be cute for a little doll for a little girl or a dog for a little boy. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This is so cute! I really love the snowman and candy cane, thanks for sharing.

  7. What a cute snowman and such a great gift to anyone!

  8. That totally cute envelope may come in handy this season. Thanks so much.

  9. This is ADORABLE! I never would have thought to use a homemade envelope like a little gift bag. Genius!

  10. Love that the snowman is showing in the packaging. Such a great idea and a fun gift.

  11. The envelope pouch idea is so perfect for tucking in a smal gift! Just love this idea and the super cute snowman!

  12. How cool to use an envelope as a gift pouch. Love how the whole gift is hand made and extra special! Perfect gift for anyone! Well done!

  13. Awww...super sweet Christmas snowman with fab pocket for goodies! It makes for a very sweet it!

  14. Audrey makes the best decorations EVER!
    Always inspired by her art!
    Thank YOu!!

  15. oh my goodness!!!! This is absolutely darling and I just ♥ your snowman!!

  16. Hello! Snowman as a living! I'd be happy if I was given this gift! Thank you for your blog so many ideas! I'm still a beginner and I skraper very interesting to consider the idea of good masters. Let them will always be an inspiration and love!

  17. Audrey, more perfect homespun goodness! Love every single inch of it!

  18. I am making this snowman and pouch for next year. I went to the fabric store to find glue, they could not help me. Can you tell me where I can buy the Tombow adhesive, and also how did you make the coffee stained muslin?
    Thank you


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