Sunday, 10 June 2012

Envelopes for Square Cards

As promised a blog with envelope sizes for using with the new diagonal score board.  I will follow this up with another blog of envelopes with a half inch depth in case you have some cards with a lot of dimension to them.

As a rule I make all of my envelopes just for the reason of being able to personalise them, it just adds that little extra special touch to a beautifully handcrafted card.

So we'll start with a 5" x 5" square card
Cut your paper to 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" Square,  Then score all four corners at 3 5/8, then simply fold in the corners, it should look like this

 and tape your envelope together. You can make this envelope from A4 card or paper, all the other sizes that now follow need to be made from either 12" x 12" paper or A3 paper.

6" x 6"  Envelopes
Cut your paper to 9 3/8" x 9 3/8", then score all four corners at 4 3/8"

7" x 7" Envelopes
Cut your paper to 10 3/4" x 10 3/4", then score all four corners at 5 1/8"

8" x 8" Envelopes
Cut your paper to 11 5/8" x 11 5/8", then score all four corners at 5 5/8"

A5 Envelope (Just in case you missed it on my other post)
Cut your paper  to 11" x 11", Score opposite corners at 6 1/4", then score the other two opposite corners at 4 1/2"

And lastly here's a small 3" x 3" envelope this is great for small thank you cards or for tooth fairy money ;-) as you can imagine they are most popular in our house with Scotty too Hotty
Cut your paper to 5 1/8" x 5 1/8", then score all four corners at 2 3/8", this envelope can be made using A4 card or paper

Well I hope you've found that useful, if you have a particular size card that you want an envelope for then send me the measurement for your card in inches and I'll do my best to size the envelope for you :-)  If you'd like to order the Simply Scored scouring board and or diagonal plate please email me

Happy crafting

Deb xxx

1 comment:

  1. Like the post and all the info...I will keep it in mind and will use while giving touch to Gift Card envelopes.