I have a fascination with Tears of Joy tissues, so I’m going to show you how I made my own.
First, let’s talk about the materials that I used…
Small glassine envelopes: glassine is a very thin and translucent type of paper which is similar to vellum, except glassine is water resistant (as well as air and grease resistant). If you have bought postage stamps from the post office before, that is what they put your stamps in.
They are relatively cheap and can be purchased from a paper store. I purchased my glassine envelopes from eBay in the #3 size, which measures 4¼” x 2½”.
Then I bought some personalized rectangle labels from beaucoup.com.
The kind that I bought is called Summer Garden and measures 2½” x 1¼”. I ordered my labels in pale pink.
My package from beaucoup arrived quickly. Hmm… I wonder what is inside?
Can you guess?
My labels, of course!!
I was pleased with how they turned out.
Equipped with some coupons, I went to Jo-Ann’s and scored some pretty pink & green ribbon.
I just used regular ol’ pocket Kleenex. They fit in the envelopes perfectly.
I figured that 2 sheets of tissue per envelope was enough to wipe away some happy tears.
Bridesmaid N happened to be in town one weekend so I immediately put her to work stuffing the envelopes. We were being neat freaks and taking our time so it took a lot longer than it should have, but it’s nice to have some help because it cuts the workload in half. After Bridesmaid N left, I finished up the envelopes with the labels and ribbon. Here are the six easy steps:
1) Cut the ribbon into 7″ strips and set them aside.
2) Turn the stuffed envelope over and stick a label to the flap.
3) Flip it back over and affix a ribbon to one end of the label.
4) Close the flap and press down the right side of the label while leaving the left side of the label up.
5) Pull the ribbon around the back of the envelope and bring it around to the left side of the raised label.
6) Tuck it under the label and press down. Voila! All done.
This is what the other side of the finished tissue packets look like.
And there you have it. Simple and neat.
If you decide to make your own, please show me! I would love to see how great yours turn out.