Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tips for making envelopes

Good morning!  I hope you're having a great day so far!

I've had this list for a while and thought I'd share it with you.  One of the best purchases I've ever made for paper crafting is the Martha Stewart Scoreboard.  It's come in really handy and I love that you can make envelopes with it.  The only problem is that the info on the envelope tool only shows sizes for a few envelopes.  Lately, I've been really into making square cards (no idea why!) and need envelopes for them.  I came across a piece of paper I'd printed with sizes for making envelopes that aren't printed on the MS envelope tool.  Here are the recipes:

For a 3x3 card: 
Start with paper size 5.5" x 5.5"
Score all sides at 2.5" using the envelope template

For a 4x4 card:
Start with paper size 6.5" x 6.5"
Score all sides at 2.5"

For a 5x5 card:
Start with paper size 8.5" x 8.5"
Score all sides at 3 3/8"

Hopefully this will hope those of you in need of square envelopes.  If you don't have the MS scoreboard, I would highly recommend it. I bought mine at Michael's, but you can get a great deal on Amazon here:

I'm off to busy myself with crafting.  Have a wonderful day!