Saturday, March 27, 2010

Square Card, Rectangle Envelopes? Not Anymore.

Square Envelope Tutorial By Gloria Stengel I love to make square cards, but it’s not easy to find (or afford) square envelopes. Therefore, I’ve figured out a way to make them from scrapbook paper. You can make them any size you wish, and use any paper you have on hand. 1. First, measure your card diagonally, from corner to corner.

2. Add approx. 2” inches to the dimension you recorded in Step 1 above. For this example, you’ll need a sheet of paper 9x9 inches square to make your envelope. I make my envelopes a bit larger than normal since I tend to make lumpy cards. If you find 2” is too much, try adding 1” or 1 ½ “ to your diagonal measurement instead.

3. Once you have your square of paper for your envelope, lightly trace lines on the reverse as shown below.

4. At each edge, cut a 1 ¼ ” notch as shown by the shaded sections below.

5. You will have an envelope base that looks like the diagram below. Next, score on the dotted lines shown below. 6. Now, you can now fold your envelope and attach adhesive to the flaps. This makes a perfect square envelope every time. You can alter your measurements to accommodate any square card: 3x3, 6x6, etc.

Thanks, Gloria, for the invaluable tool! :) Photobucket

4 comments:

perezmom said...

Wow - thanks for sharing! I can definitely use this!

Maria said...

very cool. I'm going to try this.

Gloria Stengel said...

If y'all have a Scor Pal, it's even easier to score this guy. Have fun!

Rose said...

Thanks so much Gloria :) this will be a huge help.