Hello stampers, crafters, and friends today I am going to teach you how to create matching envelopes for your handmade cards. I created this video tutorial after being asked by Susan Waldrep. Anytime that I am asked by a customer or viewer to help with an issue they have I am very happy to help. Susan wanted help with making envelopes, so I am happy to help her out.
When you are wanting to create matching envelopes for your cards you have two options. One option would be to add Designer Series Paper to our Medium envelopes (which I will do a video on next week). Our second option is to create our own envelopes using a tool: Which is what we are going to do in today’s video tutorial. And, the easiest tool to use for this process is the Envelope Punch Board. Which in my opinion is one of the most invaluable tools that you can purchase in my online store.
I am going to be honest when I first got this tool it was very intimidating. Or so I thought it would be anyway, but once I sat down and read the instructions and played with it the first time I could not have been more wrong. Using the punch board (as with our other boards) could not have been easier.
Let’s Have a Closer Look:
On the top left hand corner there are step by step directions. That are very easy to follow. Above that and at the top you will find the little ruler. This is what will be used to line up your designer series paper or cardstock that you are going to use for your envelopes.
On the right hand side of your punch board you will find your scoring tool stored. This little tool is the one thing that you do not want to lose. Which as long as you place it back in this slot you should not have that problem.
To get started making envelopes you first have to find the size of your card on the guide that is printed on the front of the punch board. There are three rows on the front, and inside each row you will find card size, paper size that you will have to have to create the envelope, and the measurement on the ruler that you will have to start at.
So by using this guide I quickly found what size paper I needed by my A2 size card (5 1/2 x 4 1/4). So for my card I needed a sheet of Designer Series Paper that was 8″x 8″
square. You are then going to place your paper in the punch board at the measurement that is correct for your card. Next, you will punch the button which will create the notch, don’t move the paper. Take the scoring tool and create your score line in the guide. You will rotate the paper 90 degrees counter clock wise lining it up on the score line using the tail coming out from the punch tool. At this point you will punch and score, turn the same way and punch score repeat.
To finish off your handmade envelopes you are going to add adhesive and fold up the bottom flip up and close it. I prefer to place my adhesive on the two little flips and fold up the bottom flip to adhere down. To me this is the easiest way, I know that others do it a little different, but I like easy.
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Here’s a final look at today’s project and I hope that this has helped you today.
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