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Saturday, March 6, 2010

KISS ~ Simple Envelope Tutorial

Happy Saturday Everyone!
I hope you had a wonderful week and that the start to your weekend is going well.

This week's tutorial is a relatively simple one as I am going to show you how you can create custom envelope for a 5" square card (as shown in last week's column). Here are the tools and materials you will need for this project:
  • 1 sheet of 12 x 12 patterned paper or cardstock
Tip: If you are mailing this card, it is suggested that you use a cardstock for the envelope for durability and multi-handling during the mailing process.
Tip: Again if you are mailing this card, use a stronger adhesive such as scor-tape to ensure your card and envelope remain intact during the whole mailing process.
  • Corner Rounder Punch
So let's get started...

1. Trim your 12 x 12" sheet down to 6-1/2 x 12".

2. Place the trimmed sheet length-wise on your Scor-Pal, placing your corner towards the '0' inch mark (aka the top left corner of the board).

3. Score at the 1/2" & 6" marks the length of the sheet (i.e. 12").

4. Turn your sheet a quarter turn so that your sheet is now lying width-wise across the Scor-Pal. Both top corners of the board should meet the sheet.

5. Score the length of the sheet (i.e. 6-1/2") at the 2" mark and just before the 7-1/2" mark where there is a triangle marker on the board (see photo).

6. Fold in all score lines. Use a bone folder to ensure crisp folds.

7. Unfold sheet. From the 2 x 6-1/2" rectangle section (aka the envelope flap); cut out small rectangle sections which measures 1/2 x 2" (the score/fold lines will be your guide to make these cuts). Keep sheet unfolded.

8. Use your corner rounder punch at all corners of the sheet. You will need to fold back the flap of the envelope to corner round punch the top base of the envelope fold. Ensure the sheet still remains unfolded.

9. Apply adhesive to the bottom base of the envelope leaving a 1/2" space from the end to allow extra space if required in case your card is heavy or thick.

10. Fold up the bottom towards the base of the envelope lining up the edges together.
That's it! You're done.

Once you have done a few envelopes, you will see that this whole process takes just minutes to do. It's so easy-peasy! Using the Scor-Pal is a wonderful paper crafting tool that is easy to use.

In future KISS columns I will be showing you more projects you can create simply and fast. This will include your standard A2 size envelope, boxes and so much more.

And before I forget... Remember to embellish your envelopes with rub-ons and/or stickers. These elements don't add weight to your overall card/envelope but will add that extra special touch!

This is also a great opportunity to use up your stash to make coordinating envelopes that will be just a beautiful as the card that goes inside of it. Try it and see for yourself!

Until next week, Happy Crafting!

KISSes and Hugs ~ Michelle


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on in the Tutorials category today [06 Mar 01:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. thanks for doing this!! I have always wondered how to make my own envelope!! :D

  3. Awesome envelope will try! :) Need to use my Scor-Pal other than scoring cards! LOL ~ Nini xoxo

  4. How cool is that!!! I def would not have known where to start to make an I have a tutorial!!! Thanks Michelle!!



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