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Old 04-27-2013, 09:44 PM
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Not too long ago, I posted a thread on the Envelope Punch Board made by WeRMemory Keepers.

Tonight, as I was making a card for a friend's birthday, I came upon a way to make those same style envelopes without purchasing the Envelope board. I was able to round the corners and cut the areas where the fold lines meet without using a scissors.

Below is how I did it:
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:45 PM
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Here are some of the tools I used:
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In the picture above, I show three different punches: one corner rounder and two square punches. Either square punch will work but I chose the flat one by EK Success. Not pictured is the adhesive I used on the bottom flap on my envelope. So you will need some adhesive.
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I have a Martha Stewart Scoreboard. If you have a ScorPal, you may have to make some additional adjustments.

In this pic, my original envelope was made for a card that was 5 1/2 by 5 1/2. So I used a 10 x 10 piece of paper. (Measurement is in inches.)

The envelope tool makes it look like it won't work. Well, it won't if it's flush with the top portion of the board.

In the next pic, I will show how I compensated for that.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:53 PM
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Here's the method I used to get the envelope tool to work as I needed it.

I simply slid the envelope tool to touch the left hand side of the paper as shown below:
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While holding the envelope tool in place, make the scorelines using the bone folder. One finished, the paper should look like this:
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This next part will be a little tricky as I inadvertently deleted the photo.

Using either of the square punches, punch out the portion where the lines intersect. The trick is to line up the corner of the square over the score lines and punch directly over the middle of those scored lines. Remember, practice makes perfect.

The punched intersected lines should resemble the ones below (there should be four of them):
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Now, corner round the four corners:
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Now it's time to fold the creases and apply adhesive to the bottom flap. The bottom flap will hold the two side flaps in place.
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The finished size for this particular envelope is roughly 6 1/2 x 6 1/2.

To adhere the top flap, I used a sticker that I made with my Zyron 1.5 sticker maker.
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