Measuring diagonally across your card find how long it is in that direction. Then add one inch more and cut out your paper that size.
With the card lying in the center of the cut paper, fold in the sides, bottom and top.
Trim away the four tiny triangles created by the folds. (See the little notches cut out next to each of the big triangles. Those were the little triangles I removed.)
Turn the paper over. For extra durability, run strong adhesive (like tacky tape) as shown in the picture above.
Turn your paper back over. Fold in the sides first and then secure the bottom flap to the sides.
Note: Extra thick paper projects, like the napkin fold, may fit more easily if you add an extra 1/2". That's what I did and liked the results.
To give a finished look, consider using the corner rounder on the top flap before securing the envelope.
I am so excited to have found this envelope recipe. Now everything I make will finally fit in an envelope.
Thanks for stopping by! Sending Smiles, ;-) Joanie
You make everything look so professional and your directions are always so easy to follow. Than you this is a great tutorial.
I agree with Jane. You've shared another great post! :-) _Brenda
Great tutorial, thank you so much, this is brilliant. Christmas Greetings from Ireland.
This looks so simple I can't wait to try it. Thank you.
Joanie, Love the envelope recipe, thank you. But I also love the card...
do you have instructions on how to make such an interesting card???
From one Morton to another Morton - Thank You, this recipe is so simple and easy.
Absolutely marvellous. Great help. Christina
Great tutorial. Like the idea of being able to make pretty envelopes, custom made.
Great! But what if the card is rectangular?
I was wondering the same thing.
It works the same way! I just tried it on an A2 card and was pleasantly surprised.
Great tute. What paper are you using -looks like cardstock?
Thank you! All the dimensions I found for making an A2 card did not work. This did.
This is great, many thanks for sharing no more hunting around for an envelope
I can never find an envelope in the size I need. Thank you so much for this easy peasy tutorial. I’m saving this for future reference. 😀
Ty so much. I have been searching for a way to do this.
The best idea for making an envelope I have ever seen. Thank you so much!
It is a great way to make an envelope but after several tries I find that I am having trouble getting the card in the exact center. It matters because the points need to be centered on the envelope to look nice. I know I could use a ruler and go by measurements but that is time intensive for me. Do you have an easy way to center the card?
I would love to know any tips you have that may make it easier.
Thanks so much for this easy, well-explained tutorial. My envelope was crooked because of me and not bad instructions. lol :)
Thanks very much for this very usueful tutorial.
This is the best tutorial I’ve seen for making envelopes!
I used single sided printed scrapbook paper and it worked great!
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