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Friday, April 2, 2010

3 x 3 Envelope Tutorial

In a pinch you can make your own 3x3 note card envelopes :-). You can use white copy paper- which is what I usually use, or you can make your envelopes with Designer Series Paper to match your note cards. They are really easy to make!

1. Cut paper 4 1/8" x 7" for each envelope.
2. With the 4 1/8" side at the top, score 1/2" on each side.
3. Turn the paper so that the 7" side is at the top and score 2 1/2" from the right end. Move the paper to the right and score 3 1/8" from the first score line.
4. In the photo below, I drew dashed lines to show the cutting area. The short flap at the top is the top portion of the envelope. Cut off the right and left sides along the dashed lines leaving the center area uncut.

5. Cut off the right and left areas inside the dashed lines at the bottom half of the envelope cutting at a slight angle as shown in the white circles above.
6. Corner round each corner as shown by the red dots in the photo below.

7. Fold in the center flaps to the inside of the envelope. Add some glue to the very outer edges as indicated (by the white arrow and dashed lines in the photo above) on each side of the bottom flap and fold the bottom flap up, pressing down the edges, to create the envelope.

The next photo below shows the completed envelope. Easy Peasy!!! Let me know if you have any questions! Have a great weekend!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cute cards and love the box you have them in. Did you make the box or did you just alter one you had? Thanks for the tut on the envie.