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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:00 am

A lot can be said in a little note. Sending thank you cards or just because you can cards to show appreciation goes a long way in the days of email/texting/online chatting.

Here is an easy craft that will get you started on your homemade notes to show friends and loved ones that you were thinking of them.

You will need magazine paper - two for each envelope - scissors and a glue stick. We are also going to be making a pattern out of an old envelope, so grab an empty one you received in the mail.

First, find a few pages in a magazine with a fun picture or bright colors. One page will be the outside and the other will be the inside of the envelope.

Gently unfold your old envelope. You are going to lay it out flat and mark an outline of it on your magazine pages.

Once they are cut out, glue them back-to-back.

Now, here’s the tricky part. You are only going to glue twice to connect the envelope together. Fold the bottom tab of the envelope up first. Put glue on the right and left side edges. The glue should only be on the top. If you glue the bottom tab to the back of the envelope you’re not going to be able to put anything in there.

A homemade envelope is cute but a personalized message would be nicer.

Fold in the right and left side tabs on top of your bottom tab so that they fall on top of the glue line you laid out. Wait a minute or so and your envelope is ready to go.

This is a small craft and really easy to do, but personalizing these notes makes them even better. You could find pages with flowers or movie promotions or a Disney advertisement for the kiddos.

Total cost for this craft - $12 for the magazine subscription and $1 for the glue.

If you want to submit crafts for me to try or your own crafting stories and plans, please email reporter@sealynews.com or mail to 193 Schmidt Road, Sealy, Texas 77474.

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