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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