Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Envelope Tutorial from 8x8 paper!!

Note: Envelope tutorial used to fit standard 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 Card...


By request here is an envelope tutorial! One of the first paper craft things I learned really caught my eye. My upline Ginger showed me this and sent me a word tutorial she created. I Love to demonstrate it at FUNshops or whenever! There are other envelope tutorials out there and this is the version that I love done simply using a 8 x 8 sheet of paper. This is fabulous to make a coordinating card and envelope. Make a set for gifts or for Christmas cards.

TIP: Use designer scrap paper such as TAC's designer series collection and make a matching card!





The image above was sent by Jane for my SBS4 Secret Sister Image Swap!! We have so much fun in this group! I really enjoy my "sista's"! For the card I also used Watercolor Crayons, Stickles and Bling. Now for the envelope instructions:

NOTE: Click images to view larger!


Supplies Used for Envelope All TAC:
TAC Designer Series 8 X 8 (Winterberry)
Centering Ruler
Pencil or Pen for marking measurements
Adhesive for flaps


TAC's designer series is patterned on one side and white on the other.





Lay your pattern face down. Place your centering ruler diagonally over the paper and mark each corner at 5 5/8. Doing this, you can mark your 0-zero as center with a dot, hence using this affordable versatile Centering Ruler.







With your center marked at zero, measure out 1 1/4 inch and place dots at the 1 1/4". You will now have 3 dots on your paper.










When your 3 dots are marked, turn your paper sideways. Fold the bottom corner to the dot farthest from it and do the same with the top folding down to the farthest dot. See Next photo...









This shows folding of the corners to the dots furthest away from said corners. This will form your top and bottom of the envelope.







Next, turn paper again with dots horizontal and fold the remaining opposite corners to the center dot. These folds will form your sides.





Once all of your corners are folded, the picture to the left now shows where to place your adhesive forming the envelope. In the picture, the yellow strips represent where your adhesive will go. Last, you will fold up the bottom flap onto the adhesive forming your envelope.






Lastly, don't forget the matching card!!


TIP #2: Use the Centering Ruler from TAC ($2.50) is is great for all artwork and is flexible for those 3-D or rounded objects!!

22 comments:

Littlekel90 said...

Terrific tutorial, Alison! I had never seen this before. What a terrific idea for a special envelope.

Kelly L :)

BarbL said...

Fabulous tutorial! Really like the matching card too!
Barb L.

catt871 said...

Awesome! Thanks so much for this....I can't wait to use it!!!
Chris

Vicki said...

LOVE this Allison, THANK YOU!

KayellWY said...

Thank you! I'll be using this in my FUNShops too!! :)

Emilia said...

Great tutorial and it helps a lot!

Percy said...

Great tutorial, thanks for sharing!

Yanitza Ramos said...

What a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Lisadwb said...

Thanks for sharing. The card is too cute.

Lisadwb said...

Thanks for sharing. The card is too cute.

Angela K said...

This is wonderful, TFS!!!

Donelda said...

what a great tutorial - thanks!!!

Seleise said...

fantastic tutorial and what a great card and envelope! wow - I can't wait to try this. amazing!

~KRISTY~ said...

GREAT CARD! THANKS FOR THE TUTORIAL.

Marcia said...

Thank you so much for sharing this idea, will keep it in mind.

Cheers
Marcia

Barb said...

Great tutorial, Alison... you make it look super easy!

Love the Bella card, too!

Barb F (AH1)

Ginger - Angel 1427 said...

Great Job - I'm glad you like the envelope as much as I do! Now I don't need to write up a tutorial - lol

Ying Pang, said...

thank you for sharing the tutorial, looks fun !

Linda said...

Great tutorial.

Jane said...

Glad you could use the image! So, a quick question...is this for a standard size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) card? I'm going to have to try this!

Jane
SBS4

Waseem said...

like the paper you used for it..i think it's not much difficult for to do it..if i find the paper i wish to use it for the design of Gift Card envelopes.

Muhammad Amjad said...

This design is easy to make more tutorial .i needed these it to make gift card.
Discount card printing

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