Thursday, March 29, 2012

Making Envelopes for Embellished Cards

Good morning- it's Jen, and I'm wondering....have you ever made a beautifully embellished card only to discover that it won't fit into an envelope?  I've certainly been there.

Today I want to share with you a quick and easy tutorial for making box envelopes.  Here's what you need:


I used my Martha Stewart score board with the diagonal thingy (umm..you know...that triangle! hehe). If your scoreboard doesn't have one, you could do the same technique-just make sure to align the 2 opposite corners of your paper with the 6" mark.  Then follow all of the same steps.

Don't have a scoreboard? I've done this with my paper trimmer fit with a scoring blade.  Or you could use a bone folder in the groove of your paper trimmer.

No paper trimmer?  Use a ruler!  It's a little tougher to get everything all aligned, but it still works :)


These directions will make an envelope for a standard A2 card.  Start by cutting your paper to 8.5" square, and place it diagonally on your score board:



Score one side at 3"


...Then again at 2 5/8"


Rotate paper 180 degrees and repeat the above 2 steps.


Next, on the last 2 sides, score at 3 5/8"


...and 3 1/4"



At this point, you'll need to snip the little triangles where the score lines overlap:



Which will leave you with this:



Now's a good time to stamp too....I used the Bold Houndstooth inked up in white:



And I just love how the envelope looks with rounded corners!


Fold along the scorelines and add some strips of adhesive:


...and there you have it!  A finished envelope for all of your embellished cards!



I know it looked like a lot of steps, but I promise you the whole thing took me under 5 minutes to make.  Have fun making and customizing your own!



Chrissie has a super cute layout to share with you today on her blog!



Patty has an elegant card to show you - pop on over to her blog!



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6 comments:

  1. Wow! Great tutorial. Found it on Pinerest, Terrific.

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  2. Awesome job with the tutorial! Pinned to my Pinterest board! Thank you!

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  3. great tutorial!! Have you done this for larger squared cards as well? I make a lot of 5 1/2" squared cards and could see this coming in handy for them!

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  4. fabulous tutorial!!! thanks!

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  5. Found this great tutorial on Pinterest.
    Love it and pinned it!
    Thanks a lot ;-)
    Regards Hannie

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  6. Wow...sure would love to see one of these patterns for the A6 cards

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