Today I’m going to teach you how to make your own envelopes out of your own fancy designer paper.
I like to make my own greeting cards and when you pair them up with corresponding patterned paper envelope, you’ll see that really ups that ‘WOW’ factor
What you’ll need is some fancy paper and a scoring board. In order to fit a standard card size of 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″, you will need to cut the paper for the envelope to be 7 3/4″ square.
Next you will need a scoring board and a diagonal scoring plate. My scoring plate has scores at every 1/8″ and marker so that I can remember where I’ve scored each side of my envelope.
When you’ve decided which side of your paper you’d like to be the outside, make sure it’s facing down onto the diagonal scoring plate.Then you want to take you scoring stylus and sore right at the 4 1/8″ score line. Then rotate your paper 90 degrees and score again at the 3 1/8″ score line. Rotate again 90 degrees and score at 4 1/8″ and then, finally, rotate again and score at the 3 1/8″ score line.
Now you’ve gotten score lines all around your paper square and these lines overlap. At these overlaps you will have a triangle. Using paper snips, carefully cut out the triangle. Do this on all four sides of your paper.
After you’ve removed the areas of overlap, take a bone folder or a pencil and using the side of the folder (or pencil) crease each of these score lines, making sure that they fold over each other.
Once you’ve creased these score lines, you can open the flaps back up. Fold in the two sides and add a small amount of SNAIL adhesive or glue stick. Next fold up the bottom flap so that it glues to the two sides that you’ve prepared with adhesive. I also, at this point like to trim down that bottom flap so that the point comes off and you are left with a nice flat, or rounded bottom edge to your envelopes opening.
Now you envelope is ready for a card. This size envelope will fit your standard A2 greeting card size and it will really impress your family and friends when they receive not only a handmade, hand-stamped card, but also a coordinating hand crafted envelope