Another versatile and fun use for your papers: 6x6 and 5x7 DIY envelopes for 3D cards tutorial!

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Another versatile and fun use for your papers: 6x6 and 5x7 DIY envelopes for 3D cards tutorial!

Friday February 19, 2016
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"Thank you for posting the instructions for 3-D envelopes. What would the measurements be for a 6x6 and 5x7 envelope?" -Gwen Valentine

Dear All,
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 !!

What do you think?? You can do it right :-) I know you can!!

Measurements for We R Memory Keeper Punch Board Users, click here to download.

Now time to move to the next requested and most useful size - 5 X 7

For this size we need the same size paper as we used for 6x6 which is 10 3/8" Square.

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 !!

Measurements for We R Memory Keeper Punch Board Users, click here to download.

Thanks everyone and I really hope this one is helpful to you all. 
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  • 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.

About Archana Joshi

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!

Connect with Archana at her blog Archie's Craftcave or Facebook Crafty City.

Fantastic idea!!!!
Friday 19th of February 2016 07:17 AM
Thank you so much for this. I wish I had this a year ago as I struggled so hard with envelopes. But you have simplified this for everyone. I like to printout and have instructions like this in front of me on my board for easy reference. Thank you again, it's really appreciated.
Friday 19th of February 2016 08:15 AM
This is so useful. I make a lot of 6x6 dimensional cards.
Friday 19th of February 2016 10:35 AM
Thank you so much .
Friday 19th of February 2016 10:48 AM
This is so good. I would certainly try this. So well explained.
Friday 19th of February 2016 11:05 AM
Look under Tutorials & Videos for the different envelope size measurements and directions.
Friday 19th of February 2016 11:27 AM
OMG amazing tutorial for making your own envelopes to hold 3D cards when using those stunning flowers as accents.. each one is fabulous
Friday 19th of February 2016 11:29 AM
Jammer dat het niet uitgelegd wordt in cm gr Thea
Friday 19th of February 2016 11:30 AM
thank you Archana
Friday 19th of February 2016 11:30 AM
Opps Go to Tutorials and then click Product Instructions to find the different envelope measurements and directions.
Friday 19th of February 2016 11:31 AM
Thank you for sharing this and being so detailed in your instructions and with coordinating photos! That helps since the puffiness of the card often would get smashed unless it is mailed in a bubble mailer and those are not as beautiful as your handmade and handsome envelopes. Liz F.
Friday 19th of February 2016 01:32 PM
Thank-you Archana for that tutorial. I will definitely be using it as regular envelopes never have enough thickness to fit a nicely decorated card.
Friday 19th of February 2016 02:04 PM
Thank you very much.
Friday 19th of February 2016 02:14 PM
Many thanks for the tutorial will save me a lot of head scratching. Much appreciated.
Friday 19th of February 2016 02:52 PM
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I've been needing this forever. :D
Friday 19th of February 2016 06:48 PM
That is a terrific idea, and fits so nicely with the cards. TFS
Friday 19th of February 2016 07:03 PM
thanks so much this makes it so much easier.
Friday 19th of February 2016 08:00 PM
Thank you so much for the step-by-step tutorial. It is so helpful. I struggle with making envies for any card and I'm truly grateful for these instruction. Continued success.
Friday 19th of February 2016 08:30 PM
I don't understand your instructions for We r Memory Board After you do your 1st punch and score ate you then rotating the paper to do the next punch? If sound you are doing the 3rd punch is that the same size as the first punch or is it increased? Or do you punch and score the 2 sizes on all 4 sides of the paper?
Friday 19th of February 2016 08:31 PM
I love to make the box envelopes. They are a lot of fun to make and decorate.
Saturday 20th of February 2016 01:30 AM
Thank you so much for the tutorial on making different sized envelopes, I will certainly get a lot of use out of it, so helpful.
Saturday 20th of February 2016 02:02 AM
Hi Archana.....tats super cul....u made so very easy and simple to use the scoreboard especially. It's very good. I wld definitely follow this. Love you n God bless you. Tc.
Saturday 20th of February 2016 02:32 AM
Can these be mailed? If so do they need any special treatment or additional postage?
Saturday 20th of February 2016 01:06 PM
Many big thanks - I been looking for this for a very long time!
Saturday 20th of February 2016 01:07 PM
Great job. Thank you for taking time and figuring this out
Sunday 21st of February 2016 04:58 AM
Awesome tutorial, I will use this so very much!! Thanks so much for sharing this!
Sunday 21st of February 2016 11:20 AM
Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 07:48 PM
Thank you Archana for the instructions on making these envelope card boxes. I really appreciate it. I've been making the 6 by 6 size for a year or more now. But the 5-1/2 by 7-1/2 size had me bewildered. I wrote down all of the sizes you listed in my crafting journal for future use. Have a blessed week. Marla
Monday 7th of March 2016 02:45 PM
Thank you for a great post, this will help so much with all of my creations. Heartfelt Creations is my all time favorite company.
Monday 4th of April 2016 09:29 AM
It's like you read my mind. I have been wanting these instructions. Thank you so much!
Monday 17th of October 2016 12:23 PM
What a great tutorial. I'm a visual learner, so the pics are awesome.
Monday 17th of October 2016 03:31 PM
I have found that some of the 3d cards are a lot higher on the finished card than these suggest eg the classic rose collection, by the time you have layered up several times the envelope needs to be almost twice the depth suggested, this then suggests that a join in the paper is necessary. I have my eye out for discarded stationery "coffin" style boxes and end up making a card to fit the box more than the envelope to fit the card, then decorate the box, postage is also high for something with dimension but the pleasure at the other end is worth it.
Monday 17th of October 2016 07:55 PM
Thank you so much for posting this!! love making my own envis to match my cards.
Sunday 12th of March 2017 06:16 PM
Thank you so much I have made many cards which just cannot be put in ordinary envelopes now a least some of my creations will look a lot more professional.thank you again
Sunday 12th of March 2017 08:04 PM
Thank you so much for this tutorial, I never thought to make a box - I will in future
Sunday 12th of March 2017 09:11 PM
Awesome! Really needed this, thank you! <3
Thursday 4th of May 2017 04:52 PM
Those are beautiful ~ Great directions. Easy to follow Thank You ! ~
Thursday 4th of May 2017 07:34 PM
I always made boxes before, This will save time and paper. Thanks
Saturday 6th of May 2017 11:00 AM
Magnifique , thank you :)
Wednesday 5th of July 2017 02:41 PM
Thank you love it .
Monday 31st of July 2017 07:36 AM
Many thanks. I could only do the 4,25 X 5.5. Never could figure out these sizes. So thanks.
Monday 31st of July 2017 07:59 AM
Thank you so much Archana for this tutorial, you have made it so easy to follow. Many Blessings
Monday 31st of July 2017 08:10 AM
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I've been trying to figure this out on my own with no success, and her you are. Thanks again!
Monday 31st of July 2017 09:43 AM
This awesome. I want to print this out. Is this available in a pdf
Monday 31st of July 2017 09:56 AM
Been needing this tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing.
Monday 31st of July 2017 10:48 AM
Thank you so much Archana. I have always struggled with envelopes not being deep enough to allow for flowers, etc. I will try this and hopefully my problem will be solved!
Monday 31st of July 2017 01:14 PM
This is perfect I am excited to get these measurements. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas I love all my Heartfelt Creations stamp, dies, and wonderful tools
Monday 31st of July 2017 03:06 PM
Schitterend!!en zo mooi,alleen jammer dat het niet in cm is beschreven.Ik zelf maak veel bloemen kaarten met jullie mallen .Mijn mooiste lelie.moet de kaart persoonlijk geven of in een doosje opsturen,dus dit zou een uitkomst zijn. Maar Hartelijk dank voor de uitleg.
Monday 31st of July 2017 03:29 PM
Wonderful tutorial. I have been making the boxes but I shall now try this method.
Monday 31st of July 2017 04:03 PM
Thank you for your envelope tutorials. Just what I needed. The projects are just beautiful.
Monday 31st of July 2017 07:04 PM
These are great tutorials. I will definitely make my own next time.
Monday 31st of July 2017 09:38 PM
Thank you so much for this. Such a great solution. Much better than just an over-sized envelope.
Tuesday 1st of August 2017 01:12 AM
What a great idea for these cards. We put a lot of time and effort into making these wonderful cards only to have a friend call and say hey, you know that card you sent me, well it was so messed up by the post office that it just ruined your card. Maybe send in in a padded envelope of something next time. Wow what a let down those calls can be. But with this technique we won't be getting anymore calls like that. Thanks so much.
Tuesday 1st of August 2017 08:29 AM
Didnt come out right when using "We R" enveloping maker. Just to let u know.
Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 02:41 PM
Great tutorial. Always wondered how Emma Lou could put those beautiful handmade flowers on cards without the card being smashed....great great and thank you.
Saturday 5th of August 2017 04:37 PM
Thanks for doing a 5 by 7, I prefer that size but will use the 6/6 also. They are great, giving extra size for flowers etc on the cards is a super idea. These are really great.
Thursday 25th of January 2018 07:59 PM
Thank you so much for this. I am always struggling to find the right envelopes for my HC cards. This is awesome!
Monday 24th of September 2018 04:56 PM