Tutorial: DIY handmade envelopes for your dimensional cards

Friday April 1, 2016
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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


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 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.

Olga L Jewell
Fantastic tutorial and beautiful idea!!!! I love the card with all the gorgeous flowers!
April 1, 2016 at 3:19 AM
Bev Code
great tutorial on making envelopes for our 3D floral cards.. thanks
April 1, 2016 at 5:28 AM
claudia swain
wonderful tutorial. I make a lot of 5x7 cards. would love the measurements for that size envelope.
April 1, 2016 at 5:28 AM
Lupe Gonzales
Thank you - thank you for the instructions on how to make the dimensional card envelope. It beats having to hunt for one that will fit the card and they aren't even pretty. This special made ones are gorgeous and it gives the card completeness. Thank you again
April 1, 2016 at 7:28 AM
Joyce B.
Thank you soo much for the tutorial.
April 1, 2016 at 7:54 AM
Wendy Kool
Lovely idea...Would love to have measurements for 6.5 x 5 inch cards if that would work from 12 x 12 paper. Thanks for sharing
April 1, 2016 at 8:21 AM
Heartfelt Creations
Hi Wendy~We would suggest going to the blog from 2-19-2016 where Archana provides directions for a 6 x 6 envelope. Thanks!
April 1, 2016 at 8:21 AM
Your card and envelope are both beautiful ! Thank you for shareing
April 1, 2016 at 8:46 AM
What a great tutorial. I am guilty of the bag delivery.Going to have to give this a try.
April 1, 2016 at 9:15 AM
Deborah Oakley
This is the BEST envelope making tutorial I have ever seen. THANK YOU SO VERY, VERY MUCH!!!
April 1, 2016 at 4:30 PM
Lynn Hildebrand
This was a very wonderful demonstration that was even easy for me to understand and sometimes I can be very dense with instructions. Thanks again for this demo it was exactly the envelope I was looking to make.
April 2, 2016 at 12:34 AM
I love this idea for my thick cards, thanks for sharing!
April 2, 2016 at 7:13 AM
Lovely! Would be so interested in other sizes too!
April 2, 2016 at 1:25 PM
Heartfelt Creations
Hi Emmy! Please go to the blog from 2-19-2016 where Archana provides directions for a 6 x 6 and 5 x 7 envelopes.
April 2, 2016 at 1:25 PM
That was a great video. Very easy to follow. I however make 5x7 cards and would love a video showing how to make a box envelope for them. I tried to but something is not coming out right. Thanks in advance. Mary
April 2, 2016 at 2:49 PM
Heartfelt Creations
Hi Mary! We have featured the instructions on the blog in the past. Please see how to make with 5 x7 directions on the 2/19/16 blog. Thanks!
April 2, 2016 at 2:49 PM
Thank you for sharing this info. I'd love the dimensions for both the 5 x 5 and 6 x 6 square cards for which we have the wonderful cut outs in our heartfelt paper packs. Thank you!
April 3, 2016 at 11:06 AM
Heartfelt Creations
Please go to the blog from 2-19-2016 where Archana provides directions for a 6 x 6 and 5 x 7 envelopes. If you have further questions, please contact us at info@heartfeltcreations.us.
April 3, 2016 at 11:06 AM
Sharon Gullikson
I hope that this will stay on the website so I can see it later when I have some time. It looks perfect for my HC cards!!!!!! Thank you!
April 4, 2016 at 7:24 PM
Heartfelt Creations
Hi Sharon, You will be able to access this blog by clicking on the blog title in the list located at the left when you click on the blog tab. You can also choose Archives from previous years.
April 4, 2016 at 7:24 PM
Thanks for a really useful, easy-to-follow tutorial!
April 5, 2016 at 10:01 AM
Kathy Apalategui
Coordinating the paper for the envelope is lovely. I’m assuming that this envelope is strictly for hand delivery, however it doesn’t look like you could mail it. Any thoughts or ideas on mailing 3-D cards? Thanks
May 16, 2018 at 10:08 AM
Heartfelt Creations
Here is an option you may like to try. Sturdy, premade boxes to send them in the mail: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/shop/product/search?search=clear+boxes
May 18, 2018 at 7:00 AM
Shelley Stephen
What kind of cardstock or something would you suggest making these out of in order to mail the cards?
May 17, 2018 at 5:53 AM
Heartfelt Creations
We would recommend that you try the clear boxes that we have on our website. These have been successfully used to send dimensional cards n the mail: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/shop/product/search?search=clear+boxes
May 18, 2018 at 7:02 AM
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