"Thank you for posting the instructions for 3-D envelopes. What would the measurements be for a 6x6 and 5x7 envelope?" -Gwen Valentine
As per the request I am giving a simple step tutorial for couple of popular sizes 3D envelopes.
I will start with my all time favorite and most requested size - 6x6.
For 6x6 Card Envelope we will need 10 3/8" square paper.
First Score at 3 3/4" and Second Score at 4 1/4"
Turn the paper and repeat the same step for all 4 sides. Then your score lines should look like this. I know I know these are hard to see...but believe me they are there...LOL!!
Now we need to cut two large triangles on the bottom side and two small one of each sides on the top. I have highlighted those for you.
Then your final shape of unfinished envelope will look like this and now if you want you can round the corners.
And if you are using plain cardstock to make basic envelope now this is the perfect time to layer your designer paper ( 4 Triangles and one Square) so your envelope will look pretty and because of the layers it will be more sturdy. Hope it make sense :-)
Then glue the bottom edges of both the sides of the triangles and the small notch and stick carefully. You can use any strong glue or score tape.
Here is your finished 6x6, 3D envelope....wasn't that easy :-)
Now insert your beautifully decorated card inside...
Ready To Post !!
First Step - Score at 4" and 4 3/8"
Second Step - Turn the paper and score at 3 1/4" and 3 5/8"
Turn the paper and repeat the First Step and Second step so first and second step will be used alternately. Hope you got it.
Now all score lines look like this. You can hold your card in between and check if it fit within all inside lines.
Now please cut the highlighted triangles. Large two from bottom and small two of each sides on top ( as per the picture, it is vice versa ). The purpose of cutting small triangles on top or bottom however you can see your score lines is to get that tiny notch which we need to stick inside so our envelope will be sturdy.
This is the shape you will get before fold and assemble your envelope.
Time to glue now.
This is your final envelope.
I am sure your card will be happy and safe inside :-). This envelope is bit larger then the card. Sometimes our flowers or decoration come outside of the card size so for some wiggly space I created it bit larger than the card size.
One lucky recipient is waiting for this beautiful card !!
- Can I use We R Memory Keeper's Envelope Punch Board?
Yes, We R Memory Keeper's Punch Board is made for making envelopes. But measurements are different than my simple tutorial so I will be giving those sizes as well if any of you are using this punch board.
- We have to have Martha Stewart's or any other scoring board?
No, Scoring board is really really handy but if you don't have it then simply mark the points with the pencil and use the ruler and whatever tool you can use to make the score marks. Long back when I didn't have these fancy tools I was simply using empty Ball-pen to make my score marks. But make sure to get few news papers or planner underneath. Do not do it on table of hard surface. To get nice score marks you will need some kind of cushion.
- Can we use chipboard or some strong paper?
Yes, you can use thin chipboard. But I prefer to use basic card stock to make envelope and then I cut this beautiful designer paper as per the sizes and stick on the envelope. So layers makes this box more sturdy and look beautiful as well. You will need 4 triangles and one square or rectangle which depend on what size envelope you are making.
Archana has been crafting for 15 years and has three daughters. She has been creating canvas paintings since 5th grade, when she then began using her paintings, drawing, sketches and doodles to make cards. As the saying goes, the rest is history :-) Mrs. Joshi loves all kinds of papers, and dies are her weakness!