Making your own envelopes | Occasionally Crafty: Making your own envelopes

Thursday, May 24

Making your own envelopes

Another fun aspect of making your own cards is making envelopes to go with them! You can make your card any size/shape/style you want! I wanted to make a cute square card for my sister's birthday so I needed a square envelope to go with it.

The first tool you need is a scoring board to help you have clean and crisp folding lines. I have the Martha Stewart scoring board because it has a lot of clearly marked divisions, conversion tools and even a compartment to keep you from losing your bone folder.

Next cut your cardstock. In order for my six inch square card to fit I needed to start with a 10x10 page.

Now you can begin scoring with the bone folder using firm but controlled pressure. I turned my paper so it was diamond shaped and scored at the 3 3/4" line. (The scoring board comes with a tool to help keep everything straight) Rotate 90 degrees and score again. Repeat until you have all 4 sides scored. 

Once you have all sides scored you'll notice little triangles where your score lines intersect. I cut these out to avoid bulk when you fold.

Begin folding!

Adhere your sides together in your favorite way. I love my Xyron mega runner!

Now that your envelope is complete you need a card! I put some vellum over this black and white damask card stock, added ribbon and a felt flower.

And here's your finished product!



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