Happy How To Tuesday! If you make a lot of cards that have added dimension, this easy tutorial is definitely for you. Today I'm using my We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board to make an A2 envelope that has just enough depth to fit your bulky handmade cards.
We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board (bone folder included)
8 1/8" x 8 1/8" square cardstock
Step 1: For an A2 card, line your cardstock at 3 3/4", punch, and score
Step 2: Slide your cardstock over by 1/4" (so now it will rest at the 4" mark) and score a second time.
Step 3: Rotate your cardstock and line up your Score Guide with the inside score mark. Then punch and score. Again, slide your cardstock up by 1/4" and score a second mark.
Step 4: Continue rotating your cardstock by 90*, punch, score, slide 1/4" and score again. Once all sides are finished you will have two score marks on every side.
Step 5: Fold all score marks inward toward the center of your envelope.
Step 6: Adhere the bottom flaps. Now you're 3D envelope is finished!
Now your envelope is complete and ready for your handmade card. By making two score marks on each side, your envelope has just enough depth to snugly fit your bulky card.
The card here has thick dimensional foam dots to pop up the center image. On top of that, there are large pearls and a twine bow. Needless to say, this card would not ship well in your standard flat envelope. However, it has a lovely place to live inside this great dimensional envelope!
Have fun creating matching envelopes for your cards that have a little extra bulge! Side note: An A2 card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"... the punch board lists an incorrect dimension and We R is aware of this issue!
<3 Rachel w k