Monday, June 4, 2012

Long Envelope Tutorial

UPDATED 6/6/12: Thanks to Mary Fish of Stampin' Pretty, she let me know that the minimum envelope width for mailing is 3 1/2" and she suggested a few adjustments to the envelope measurements, which are now reflected in the following instructions!

When you cut a piece of 12x12 card stock into quarters, you can create FOUR 6x3 cards, like this one created from a new set called "Betsy's Blossoms"
And here is how to create a beautiful envelope to match! 

First, cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 7.5 "x8.5" (this sample created with the new Floral District DSP). With the 7.5" side along the top of your Simply Scored tool, score at 1 3/8" and 4 7/8" 
(red lines shown below) 
Hint: the Simply Scored tool has grooves and marks every 1/8 inch!
Turn the paper so the 8.5" is along the top of the Simply Scored tool and score at 1" and 7 1/8"
(Green lines shown below)
Now you can trim off each corner along the score marks (or use the 1 3/8" square works perfectly!)
Your envelope will now look like this:
Optional: Use the 1 3/8" circle punch and insert the top and bottom tab corners in the back to round the corners like this:
Now it looks like this:
Fold over the side pieces and adhere first, then the bottom flap folds up:
Voila! it fits your 6x3 card perfectly!
(Finished Envelope size is now 3.5" x 6 1/8")


Mary Fish said...

your card and envie are perfection. love the "quartet" of colorful flowers. thanks for doing the engineering on the envelope. i can't way to try it! hugs, mary

AngelaDormish said...

Hopping over from Mary's blog. What a fantastic card, envelope and tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing! I love how you used the punches as well! Fabulous!