Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Making envelopes

Good morning friends.
I trust this finds you well.
The other day I decided to have a play with the We are Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. I'm sure I'm not the only one who buys a tool when it comes out but doesn't get round to using it for a while?
Now that I've used it though, I definitely will be using it a lot as it is so simple to use!

Anyway, I thought I'd share my first envelopes with you and later this week I'll share how I used them....

 The board comes with a chart of card size, the paper size needed and a measure guide. I was making 6 x 6 envelopes so the first thing to do is trim the paper to the size required.
 Then you line up the left edge to the measurement stated on the chart, punch down and then use the in built bone folder to score a line. Everything has a guide so you can't really go wrong.
 Turn the paper and line up the score line with the guide as seen here, punch and score. Repeat this for all four sides.
 You should end up with this!
 Then, using the "reverse" punch round the four outer corners.
 To give you this.

Repeat this to create as many envelopes as you need.
 Fold the two sides in

 Add glue or tape to the bottom flap and fold over to finish

Before you know it you have a pile of envelopes..... this lot took around 15 minutes to make.
It's a great little tool and there are plenty of other things you can do with it too which makes it a very versatile piece of kit. I'll show you some of the other things you can do later in the week and tune in later this week to see where these envelopes ended up.....
Have a great day.


Artyjen said...

I've wondered how good or not this bit of kit might be. Looks like it might be really useful....especially when I like making different sized cards!
xoxo Sioux

Robin said...

Thanks for the helpful tutorial on using this product. With all the new products constantly appearing in the papercrafting world, it's sometimes hard to know which is truly worth buying. Your posts are always informative, your directions clear, and your work interesting. Keep up the great work!

Paula said...

I've had this tool for about a year now, and I think it is the best thing invented, hands down. Thanks for the pictorial.

Sandie said...

That looks a great piece of equipment. I have a different envelope maker but never use it. Perhaps you will inspire me! LOL