I have a photo tutorial for you today showing how I make box type envelopes for my dimensional cards that are too thick to put into a normal envelope so If you too love adding 3d flowers or big puffy bows to your cards, this could be a really handy envelope for you. I haven’t sent any cards through the post in one of these but it is a protective way to house a card until it is handed to its recipient. I will walk you through my favourite size which is 6 inches square and half an inch deep then at the end I will share the measurements I use for other sizes/depths.
Equipment: (Use whatever suitable alternatives you have on hand)
300 gsm Card Stock
Martha Stewart Score Board
An embossing Stylus
Red Liner Tape
pic 1: Place the envelope maker (the triangular bit) onto your score board. As I am making an envelope for a 6 inch card I cut my card to 11 inches square, this size means that the card overhangs the score board but this is fine.
pic 2: Score down your card at the 4 and an eighth inch mark on the envelope maker.
pic 3: Keeping your card in the same place, score your card again at the 4 and five eighths inch mark, this gives you the depth of your box envelope. Turn your card and score all 4 sides in the same way.
pic 4: I’ve marked the area to cut away from the top 2 intersecting sections.
pic 5: I’ve marked the area to cut away from the bottom 2 intersecting sections.
pic 6: This is how it should look after you’ve cut these sections away.
pic 7: I’ve marked the line to cut in the bottom 2 corner sections to create tabs.
pic 8: This is how your tabs should look.
pic 9: Add some strong tape to the 2 tabs and the points of both side panels as shown.
pic 10: Remove the liner from the tape and form the envelope, you may need to pop your bone folder inside to help the tabs stick down.
pic 11: I dug out the most dimensional card I could find in my stash and it fits just fine.
pic 12: I use some clear adhesive stickers to close my box envelopes but you could tie a ribbon around it and decorate to your hearts content :)
Measurements for 6 Inch Square Box Envelopes:
Card Stock Size = 11″ x 11″
1/2″ Deep Sides – Score at 4 1/8″ and 4 5/8″
3/4″ Deep Sides – Score at 3 7/8″ and 4 5/8″
Measurements for 5 Inch Square Box Envelopes:
Card Stock Size = 9 3/8″ x 9 3/8″
1/2″ Deep Sides – Score at 3 1/2″ and 4″
3/4″ Deep Sides – Score at 3 1/4″ and 4″
I hope this is easy enough to follow, my craft table is a little cramped but I tried to make it as clear as I could and I will make a video version when I have my new craft room, you can wait til early next year, right? ;)