Tuesday 5 March 2019

Bespoke envelopes for my Groovi cards!

Hello friends,

Just popping in because a little birdie alerted me to a comment on this post by Barbara Gray from Clarity.

Paul Church has worked out a great way of making envelopes out of the Clarity Designer Paper.  A lady had commented on Barbs blog post about Paul perhaps coming up with the maths, on how to make bespoke envelopes, for her cards.

Well, I have the answer for every single card you make.  I bought one of those Envelope Punch Boards a long long while ago for my class ladies, to make envelopes for their cards.  My husband, bless cotton socks, then made it so easy for us all, he wrote a computer program to work with it.  Yes, the board comes with some sizes but for one, it's just too hard to read and two, sometimes I want inches and sometimes I want centimetres and most of the time I want a very difficult size!

Here's a few pics on how it works:

You'll find my Crafty Envelope Punch Board Calculator here.

Measure your card and choose which Clarity Designer Paper you'd like to use (the one I chose for this card was from Shenandoah)  

Type into the software the card size - no need to add a bit (just type in the exact card size).  You can choose whether you want centimetres or inches!  The picture below shows that I've chosen Centimetres, you can see I've added my dimensions.  The paper size and first score line comes up automatically (as if by magic)!

I cut my paper to exactly 19.4 x 19.4 cm and lined it up at 9.7 cm on the board.....

This next picture shows that I've scored the line (I also punched the top notch)....

This next picture shows that there is no need to measure again, all you do is turn the paper, the pointer on the notch punch bit, points at the line you've just embossed.  Punch and score again.....

This next picture shows all the score lines done and notches cut out......

When you've folded the score lines to make the envelope, you can make a neat little rounded corner by placing the part you want to be the closing flap, into the corner rounder tool on the board!

All that is left to do is to stick the sides down for a perfect envelope!

The finished envelope.....

So it's as easy at that!  These Envelope Punch boards can be picked up very reasonably from most crafty outlets!  My calculator is free to use, no spam, no adverts, just there for anyone to use!

Happy crafting and envelope making!

Carole xx