Another versatile and fun use for your papers: DIY envelopes for 3D cards (tutorial)!

Thursday November 12, 2015
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“Beautiful cards! I would love to have a tutorial on a presentation envelope for my dimensional cards. My friends loved their birthday cards but I just handed them the cards. I would love a deminsional envelope that I could make out of matching paper. Thank you. -Debra

Dear all, I make lots of cards using 3D flowers on it and there is always a question, how to handover it to the person. Most of the people use plastic bags. But here is a wonderful way to present this card in matching boxed envelope.

I hope this tutorial will be helpful to you. I am giving all the measurements and instructions for standard A2 size card which measures 5.5" X 4.25". If you like this tutorial and you want me to give in certain sizes feel free to ask.

Material : 12X12 paper, Glue, Cutter, Score board, corner punch (optional), pair of scissors.

Instructions: 1. First cut the paper in size of 9"X 9" using your paper cutter.

2. Then get the score board and use the extension comes with it for making envelops ( Martha Stewart cutter has this additional triangular shape measuring thing)

a. Get your paper on the score board and score on 3 5/8" and 4 1/8 " (not pictured) b. Turn the paper at 90 degrees and score at 2 3/4" and 3 1/4"

3. Turn again and score at 3 5/8" and 4 1/8 " and then last turn and score at 2 3/4" and 3 1/4." So your two opposite sides are large and two sides are small.

4. Your score lines will look like this when you done your scoring job.

Now if you want you can trim all 4 corners or just top and bottom corner in round or any of your choice shape.

5. Now please look at the pencil marked triangles. We need to cut two of the small triangles from both side of the bottom and whole both large triangles on top....hope you got it ;-)

6. Then your envelope shape will look like this.

7. Now just cut those bottom squares like this. Do not cut all the way. But if you cut it all the way do not worry still your box is safe. But just for extra sturdiness we just need to keep them.

8. Now fold all the score lines and it is now getting in shape :-)

9. Assemble your box using strong glue or sticky tape inside the bottom fold on both edges and also on those two square notches.

10. Here you go...isn't this easy, neat and pretty :-)

11. My beautiful card using handmade 3d flowers and Matching Envelope

Lovely....

Perfectly fit and ready to present...

You can even decorate the envelope from out side using flowers, sentiments, ribbons....options are limitless.

Now no more worries of presenting your wonderfully decorated dimensional cards. Have fun !!

Click here to see more envelope sizes.

About Archana Joshi

Archana

Archana has been crafting for 15 years and has two daughters, 12 and 9. 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.

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Olga
Your card is gorgeous and the envelope is such a fantastic idea!!!! TFS!
November 13, 2015 at 3:51 AM
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KarenH, TX
Beautiful creative finish to a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing your technique.
November 13, 2015 at 5:15 AM
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Anonymous
lots of the cards are square, 5.5&quot or 6&quot. Envelopes for them, please!
November 13, 2015 at 5:23 AM
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Heartfelt Creations
Thank you for your creative suggestion. Please watch for future Blog updates.
November 13, 2015 at 5:23 AM
Mary
Thank you for the great tutorial! Would love to have measurements for other common size envelopes, maybe A7 and A6 or even a square size.
November 13, 2015 at 5:28 AM
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Deanna
Thank you so much. So beautiful as are all your projects and stamps. Just discovered your site. Wish I could have everything. Thanks again. Deanna
November 13, 2015 at 5:29 AM
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Katie
Wow!!! Wonderful Tutorial!! Thank you so much!! I can't wait to try it! :) Have you tried making it with a 6x6 card? I wonder if a 12x12 paper is big enough to do that.
November 13, 2015 at 5:29 AM
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Lori
Great tutorial other sizes would be great to have. My dilemma is I would love to mail them too.
November 13, 2015 at 5:30 AM
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Hazel Drake
Thank you for the great envelope idea. It will be so nice to give a card that will have a great envelope too. Have a great day.
November 13, 2015 at 5:32 AM
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Shirley Stevenss
The most gorgeous card ever do you have envelope to fit a 5x7 cardiwould love those dimensions. Thank you
November 13, 2015 at 5:44 AM
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Anonymous
Love your tutorial on how to make 3D envelopes. Can you send me the dimensions for a 6x6 card? I generally use the whole 12x12 sheet!
November 13, 2015 at 5:55 AM
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Heartfelt Creations
Additional postings coming soon to blog.
November 13, 2015 at 5:55 AM
Christine
Thankyou you have just saved me a whole lot of time as I was going to work out something similar. Your envelope just gives the surprise element to receiving it.
November 13, 2015 at 5:57 AM
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CM Taylor
You made so easy to follow along and get it right the first time. TFS
November 13, 2015 at 6:04 AM
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Nancy yoder
Thank you so very much for this instruction of A-2 sz envelope. Could you please give dimensions for A-7 (5x7) envelope as well? Your work looks impeccable! Beautiful work for a gorgeous card! The recipient will be overjoyed!
November 13, 2015 at 6:18 AM
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lisa walker
Thank You for sharing this! love all your products!
November 13, 2015 at 6:24 AM
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Lynda
I need this post so much. Thank you! Now I will not need to give my cards in boxes :)
November 13, 2015 at 6:45 AM
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Pattie Jones
thank you for the tutorial, it really helps, and will be part of my listings to continue to learn from.
November 13, 2015 at 8:09 AM
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Melanie Smith
I would absolutely love a tutorial on how to do a gift box for a 6x6 card if possible.
November 13, 2015 at 8:49 AM
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Geri S
wonderful! thanks for being so clear.
November 13, 2015 at 8:50 AM
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Cindi
I would love one for the 5 x 7 card! Also can you mail it in this box? Thanks
November 13, 2015 at 8:59 AM
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Theresa
Beautiful box I for one would love to know the measurements for bigger boxes I make 5 X 7 and 8 X 8 cards or should I just buy pre scored boxes Thank you for sharing xxx
November 13, 2015 at 9:03 AM
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judy mathena
this is what I have been waiting for, for someone to show how to use the Martha Stewart score board. Thank You Thank You Do you have the measurements for a 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 size card? Thank You so much for this video
November 13, 2015 at 9:44 AM
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Heartfelt Creations
Please watch for updates to the blog for answers to questions for the Envelopes for 3D cards.
November 13, 2015 at 9:44 AM
Carolyn Gordon
I love it! I've been trying with the tools I have, and am having trouble. Are the instructions the same if I'm using the Simply Scored tool? Even better, is there a way to use the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board to do this?
November 13, 2015 at 9:50 AM
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Heartfelt Creations
We have forwarded your question to Archana. She will be sharing answers to questions through our blog.
November 13, 2015 at 9:50 AM
Verna
This is good I just asked a similar question and found heartfelt sells clear boxes but I love this. Some of the directions seem to be missing a word or two. Can you dbl Che k it please. I will save this on. Thank you
November 13, 2015 at 11:03 AM
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Heartfelt Creations
The blog will be updated. Thank you for this observation.
November 13, 2015 at 11:03 AM
Barbara Dreyfus
I love the envelope tutorial! I can't wait to give this a try. Thanks for posting it!
November 13, 2015 at 11:10 AM
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Edna Burgess
Love this idea. Would like to see the dimentions for a 5 x 7 card also as make a lot of those too. Thanks. Edna
November 13, 2015 at 11:13 AM
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mary
thank you sooo much. Great envelope tutorial
November 13, 2015 at 11:36 AM
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Danette
Thank You......... Beautiful and so useful.
November 13, 2015 at 12:39 PM
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Linda S Heaps
While I find this tutorial very helpful, it does not address the problem I thought was in question, that of mailing a card of this type. I do feel the Heartful Creations card designs are very beautiful, but without enclosing them in a sturdy box, I fear they are at the mercy of our USPS. I have mailed cards with several &quotflat&quot layers and they are still damaged in the mail. I am sure many of us would appreciate a method to deal with this problem as we are no always able to &quothand deliver&quot some cards that we have taken considerable time to make.
November 13, 2015 at 1:11 PM
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Heartfelt Creations
We have successfully mailed demensional cards using Clear Boxes on our website. Another option to try: http://www.clearbags.com/box/shipping  There you will find Airsafe Art Boxes.
November 13, 2015 at 1:11 PM
Anonymous
Yes, it would be wonderful to have additional envelope measurements for A-6 and A-7 cards and squared cards. Thank you!
November 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM
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Ruth Ann Boyd
I love it, but need it for 5 x 7 cards. Would really like tutorial for 5x7 size. thanks
November 13, 2015 at 4:12 PM
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Janet Saieva
Great tutorial Archana. Thank you!
November 13, 2015 at 4:17 PM
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Kim C
This is a great tutorial! I have needed something like this for a long time. Thanks for sharing :)
November 13, 2015 at 4:46 PM
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Donna JC
Thanks for the tutorial. Now I need to figure out how to adjust for different sizes/depths!
November 13, 2015 at 6:11 PM
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Sandy
What would I use for cards this size: 4 14/16 X 6 3/4 & one at 7 X 5 1/16
November 13, 2015 at 6:55 PM
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Heartfelt Creations
Please watch for updates to the blog for more detailed instructions on various sizes.
November 13, 2015 at 6:55 PM
Conny Hillgaard
Great tutorial and I thank you very much for making it. It was very helpful to me. Conng, Denmark
November 13, 2015 at 9:26 PM
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Rosie
Thank you! A good idea, clearly and concisely explained.
November 13, 2015 at 10:16 PM
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Anne Harnesk
Thank you for sharing. I love when I can coordinate the card and envelope. Lately I have been doing a lot of 6 x 6 cards. Are you able to share directions for this size? Thanks again for sharing
November 14, 2015 at 9:04 AM
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Heartfelt Creations
Please watch for updates to the blog for the answer to this question.
November 14, 2015 at 9:04 AM
Renee
That's great for hand-delivered but what about an envelope you can send through the mail?
November 14, 2015 at 9:58 AM
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Heartfelt Creations
We recommend going to www.clearbags.com/box/shipping  There you will find Airsafe Art Boxes.
November 14, 2015 at 9:58 AM
Arlene
Thanks! That was so easy with the instructions. One try and I had it.
November 14, 2015 at 5:14 PM
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Marcella Arnold
thank you much, I make many different sizes of cards,could it be possible to get measurements for different sized. 5x7,8x8,6x6. Thank you.
November 15, 2015 at 5:40 AM
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Anonymous
Wonderful but please could you give instructions for a 6 inch square card envelope?
November 15, 2015 at 6:08 AM
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Heartfelt Creations
Please watch for future blog post.
November 15, 2015 at 6:08 AM
Kim Wolff
would love to have the dimensions for other card sizes
November 20, 2015 at 5:34 AM
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Anonymous
I have just found these web sites and am amazed at the absolute wonderful work you do then give some of it away Thankyou
November 23, 2015 at 1:43 AM
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Laura
Awesome Tutorial! I would love to have any sizes you come up with. For mailing, the clear plastic boxes were mentioned or mail safe envelopes. What about making the envelope out of chipboard (light or medium weight) and then cover it with the paper of choice? Would you need to make the paper larger to fit over the chipboard?
November 24, 2015 at 1:56 AM
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Heartfelt Creations
Thank you for the suggestion. Yes, that sounds like it would work. Would love to see pics when you complete an envelope this way!
November 24, 2015 at 1:56 AM
jaycee
How can I link into your blog other than by facebook? Love your designs. I live in UK
November 27, 2015 at 12:33 AM
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Gwen Valentine
Thank you for posting the instructions for 3-D envelopes. What would the measurements be for a 6x6 and 5x7 envelope?
November 29, 2015 at 3:09 AM
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Heartfelt Creations
We will have future Blog tutorial date of Decemeber 11th, where measurements will be provided from our designer Archana Joshi!
November 29, 2015 at 3:09 AM
Carole
Please, need measurement for A-7 box envelope.
November 29, 2015 at 11:33 AM
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Heartfelt Creations
Please watch for future tutorial on December 11th that will feature many sizes/measurements for the 3-D envelope.
November 29, 2015 at 11:33 AM
Ann Resha
Just what I need as I am a big card maker. I use your clear boxes but I really like this better. For mailing. Can't wait to get other sizes.thanks for all you do for us.
December 4, 2015 at 6:37 PM
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Sandy
Any idea when we will receive instructions on how to create an envelope for the different sizes requested?
December 5, 2015 at 6:06 PM
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Heartfelt Creations
Archana Joshi will be featured again 12/11/15 and will have different size instructions.
December 5, 2015 at 6:06 PM
Joan Kennedy
Hi Archie, I truly loved the tutorial on the 3 D envelope, most of my cards or 6 x 6, do you have the measurements for 6x6 Please
December 5, 2015 at 11:19 PM
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Heartfelt Creations
Please watch for email or blog update on 12/11/15 for answers on measurements. Thanks for your patience.
December 5, 2015 at 11:19 PM
Noreen
What would the measurements be for a 5x7 card be? Thank you.
February 16, 2016 at 9:54 AM
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Heartfelt Creations
Hi Noreen...Please see our blog post for Friday, February 19th for the answer to your question. Thanks!
February 16, 2016 at 9:54 AM
Marla J. Owens
I love to make these box envelopes for my dimensional cards. If I hand them out to people I decorate the label side of the envelope. I use Velcro as a closure and add a pretty button to the closure. The recipients of my cards love them. Enjoy making them!
March 21, 2016 at 12:22 PM
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Teena Schaefer
Great tutorial. Do you know the dimensions for a 5x7 dimensional card? Thanks!
July 18, 2016 at 3:21 PM
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Tracy
Hi Teena, This link, previously posted, has various card dimensions: http://craftcave.blogspot.com/2015/12/3d-envelope-tutorial-in-various-sizes.html Have fun!!!
July 19, 2016 at 5:43 AM
Purnima jain
Very useful . Can u pls forward me the dimensions for other sizes.
July 18, 2016 at 10:18 PM
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Tracy
Hi Purnima, The answer to your question is contained in our February 19th blog post. Happy Crafting!
July 19, 2016 at 5:50 AM
Kathy
Wonderful!
August 15, 2016 at 4:10 PM
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Mary L Makinen
Lovely. Love that the envelope matches the card..
August 15, 2016 at 5:27 PM
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Danielle Lavoie
Hello, I would like to know for card 4 x 6. Thanks
September 23, 2016 at 11:34 AM
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Tracy
Hi Danielle, More sizes were addressed at https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/?blogID=439 I hope that helps! Have a wonderful day!
September 27, 2016 at 7:10 AM
Danette
Thank you so much for sharing this project. Your card and the envelope is soooo beautiful!
October 17, 2016 at 10:46 AM
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Judy
I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.
October 17, 2016 at 1:33 PM
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Kathy T
Your card and envelope are beautiful. Your instructions are so easy to follow. TYFS
October 17, 2016 at 7:07 PM
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CM Taylor
Beautigul! TFS
October 17, 2016 at 7:38 PM
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Patricia
Beautiful card. Using the above instructions, you can make envelopes for any size card. Go to thecraftyowl.co.uk/boxbuster, and enter the length, width and depth you want and choose inches. It will tell you size of paper needed and where to score. I use this with heavy cardstock too, to mail cards. Hope this helps.
October 18, 2016 at 9:02 AM
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Eva Garcia
Your card it is so beautiful and the roses make the card elegant. The matching color from the envelope is a great combination.
October 18, 2016 at 4:40 PM
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Laurel Bisson
Thank you so much. I generally make cards that measure 4.5" x 6" (A6). Could you please give me the measurements for this envelope. I have been searching for this style of envelope to make for the purpose of the needed depth. Appreciate your tutorial. Thank you, Laurel
July 31, 2017 at 4:05 AM
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Tracy Cook
Hi Laurel, Here is a link for a different tutorial with additional size envelopes: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/439/another-versatile-and-fun-use-for-your-papers-6x6-and-5x7-diy-envelopes-for-3d-cards-tutorial We hope that helps! Have a great day!
August 8, 2017 at 3:55 AM
Peggy Harris
I look forward to your craft post. I love getting those how to do it ones. Love your creations. I try to attend CKC conventions yearly and the first thing I do is look for your booth. Met you (the owners) in San Antonio about 10 years ago when you did a rubber stamp convention. I have followed you ever since,.
July 31, 2017 at 5:26 AM
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Diana E. Bishop
Thanks so much for these tutorials for envelopes. Printed and will certainly use! What a BLESSING HEARTFELT CREATIONS ARE! ! ALWAYS THERE FOR US!
July 31, 2017 at 8:08 AM
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Yvonne Flett
What a wonderful idea I always use bubble paper to post my cards but now here is the answer. Now to try and work it all out. Just love all your products and idea. I use the bag idea a lot.
July 31, 2017 at 12:30 PM
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caroline hill
Thank you for these directions.Only problem is I can not remember where I put that triangle thing.lol
July 31, 2017 at 12:42 PM
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Renee Hughes
Seems easy to create. I'm going to try this out. Thanks for sharing.
July 31, 2017 at 1:20 PM
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Kanthi
Thank you so much for this. I have been wondering how to post these cards that I make without damaging them.
August 1, 2017 at 5:20 PM
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Tracy Cook
Hi Kanthi, Envelopes made from paper definitely need extra packaging in padded or cardboard envelopes or can be hand delivered. We were asked on a regular bases for a better way to send our 3D cards and now have a clear plastic box that can ship directly and then be used as a display case. There are many options but here is the link to the clear boxes: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/shop/product/search?search=clear+boxes We hope that helps.
August 2, 2017 at 3:01 PM
Maily
Thanks for sharing your technique is gorgeous
August 2, 2017 at 5:41 PM
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Pat Limberg
Love this can you give instructions on making a envelope for the 51/2 by 51/2 cards. I use a stamping up score board. Thank you. Love your card...
June 26, 2018 at 9:03 AM
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Areke Duthie
I love this idea, but hate the idea of using such beautiful paper for this, will look for an alternative paper.
September 24, 2018 at 6:58 PM
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