Thursday, June 19, 2014

How to Make a Box Envelope

I am over on the Pebbles Blog today with a mini envelope filled birthday card, that is extra thick (head on over there to check out the inside of the card). Because the card has a 1/4" spine, I needed a special envelope to hold the card, so I made one from coordinating Pebbles Birthday Wishes Paper.  Today I have a step by step tutorial for creating your own box envelope.  I'm sharing measurements to do it 2 different ways. One way uses the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board, and the other uses a scoring board.

This envelope is a standard A2 size.  It will fit a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card.  This box card will also hold a 1/4" thick card.  No matter how you chose to make your envelope (with a punch or with a score board), you will need to start with a 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of paper.

If you use the We R envelope punch, line your paper up at the 3 3/4" mark, punch and score. 

 Before turning your paper, slide the edge over to the 4 1/8" mark, punch and score again.   Now continue using the envelope board according to directions.  The only difference is you will score and punch twice on each side. 

If you use a scoring board, put in the envelope guide piece (the triangle shaped piece), and place your paper on the scoring board.  Score your paper at 2 7/8" and 3 1/4".  Rotate 90 degrees and score your paper at 3 1/4" and 3 5/8".  Rotate 90 degrees and score your paper at 2 7/8" and 3 1/4".  Rotate 90 degrees and score your paper at 3 1/4" and 3 5/8". Now all 4 sides of your paper should be scored twice. 

 No matter which method you use to score your paper, you will now need to cut out the little squares at each corner.  This step is a little hard to see, but my photo above is my before...

 ...and this is what it looked like after.  I used the scored lines as a guide.  If you don't cut these lines, you won't be able to fold your sides up. 

Now you're all set to fold your envelope up.  Instead of a flat A2 envelope, you'll have a 1/4" box envelope. 

Box envelopes are perfect for thick cards, or for a money holder card card like I have on the Pebbles Blog today. 

You can use regular adhesive to seal your card into your envelope, but I'm partial to using Lick 'n Stick glue and an envelope seal.  Pebbles has these great gold "Happy Birthday" envelope seals as part of the Brithday Wishes Collection.

Thanks for stopping by today!

1 comment:

Kelly Sas said...

This is soooooo helpful and I certainly will be using this tutorial the next thick card I have! Thanks so much!