I won't go into detail on the square card except to say that IO made the envelope on this card 4.5'x 5.5' . By making it a rectangle I am not going to have to pay extra for a small square!
Here is how I made my custom envelopes!! BTW this is great to do if you are watching a movie!
I start off using 12" x12" designer paper, the kid you can get for 40% at the big box stores. I like the My Minds' eye pads. 280 sheet for about 11.99!! Great colors and patterns too!
I used a regular envelope to use a base for the template. Making sure the envelope was wide enough for the card, I pulled it apart, and adjusted it to fit the new card size, it was pretty close so it required very little effort. If I started out with a envelope 3times the size of the card it would have been more difficult. So find one that is close!!
I made crease in the paper and trimmed the side flaps to fit the new card. I unfolded it, traced the pattern on to a piece of copy paper. Fit the pattern around the card base and it was just right, I then traced the pattern on to a piece of chip board to make a template.
It is a little crooked here, but after straightening it out, I cut one more piece of paper from the template just to make sure it did, and it did. Really reading this post is more difficult than actually doing this!!
Next I pulled out my pattern paper and cut it to the aprox size of the envelope.
In this case it was 7.5x9. doing this made the actual envelope cutting out easier.
I clipped the papers, about ten sheet (What I could scissor through comfortably) to the template and then I just cut!!
Folded the flaps over and the top and bottom.
Using a thin glue, glued the side flaps to the folded up bottom.
I will use the same glue to seal it before mailing.
Isn't that pretty?? and so easy!!
I love making my own colorful envelopes!!
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!
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