Create an envelope box with an Envelope Punch Board perfect for mailing dimensional and embellishment-heavy cards.
I love making cards with ornate and dimensional embellishments. However, they seldom fit into a standard sized envelope.
Follow the steps below to create an envelope box to accommodate these special 4.25x5.5" cards.
Envelope Box Instructions
Cut an 8.25" square piece of Scandinavia Gray Plain. Place the paper onto an Envelope Punch Board at 3-3/8" and score.
Slide the paper down to the 3-3/4" mark. Score and punch.
Rotate the paper 90 degrees and score at 4-1/4".
Slide the paper down to the 4-5/8" mark. Score and punch.
Repeat steps 1-4.
Round the four outside corners with the punch on the back of the board.
Cut along the score lines with a craft knife or scissors as indicated by the diagram below. Be sure to preserve two small tabs at the bottom of the envelope.
Fold along all score lines. Add a small amount of Bookbinding Glue dispensed from a Needle-tipped Applicator to the back of each of the small tabs at the bottom of the envelope. Fold over the side flaps and adhere to the tabs.
Add a small amount of glue to the front of the side flaps.
Bring the bottom flap up to cover the side flaps and adhere to form the envelope box.
Insert the dimensional card and it's ready to mail (with a little extra postage).
There are lots of other ways to use an Envelope Punch Board with your beautiful stash of Club Scrap paper. Visit these blog posts for more ideas.