Envelope Punch Board Ideas
Today’s project features a circular card with a custom-made envelope. I’m going to show you first how to create a card and then envelope punch ideas.
Okay to get started, I took an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of card stock and folded in half. I took a circle framelit and placed it on top of the folded paper. If you take a look at this picture, you’ll see that the framelit goes off the paper.
You want to do this over the folded edge. If you do this in the middle of the paper or on the other edge you’ll just cut your paper in half.
So place your cardstock on the Big Shot machine. Be careful not to cut through the fold.
After you cut your paper it should look like this.
Go ahead and decorate your card as you like. I didn’t have any patterned paper on hand to match the colors I chose, so I created my own.
I stamped the hearts in Island Indigo on a Whisper White sheet of cardstock. All of the circles were cut out using the Circles Collection framelit’s.
Okay, so the question you are going to ask me next is how to put this in an envelope, right? Piece of cake dude.
We measure the circle. It’s a little under 5”. Then we go over to our Envelope Punch Board. Right on the board, it shows us what size paper we need to create our own envelope.
Had I done this card over, and probably would have gone with a little smaller of an envelope. I chose the 5.5″ x 5.5″ size. That’s okay, this is still going to work great!
All I needed to do, was to cut a piece of card stock to 9″ x 9″. I placed it into the Envelope Punch Board, and lined it up on the 4 1/2 inch mark. I punched and scored. Then I rotated the paper and punched and scored along each side. This board is so fantastic not only in making envelopes, but because it has the directions right in your face so that even if you forget… It’s right there on the tool itself! Fabulous!
So, not only can you create matching envelopes for your cards, you can make any size envelope you need and use up your scrap paper at the same time.
And here’s a little tip for you. If you use the tombow liquid glue and apply a little bit at the tip of the envelope-let it dry. This creates a great temporary sticky adhesive. I may not use this if I’m putting the envelope in the mail (especially if there is a gift card and it) but if I’m handing a car to somebody in person, this keeps it closed without having to rip the envelope part. Just keeps everything looking super pretty.
I hope you enjoyed this card And Envelope Punch Board Idea. Thanks for stopping by.
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