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Success! 9″ x 4″ Envelope Created!

December 9, 2016

After quite a few attempts — with scratch paper — I managed to make envelopes that would fit the three cards I just completed for my neighbor.

The largest 4″ x anything” on the Envelope Punch Board is 4″ x 8-1/2″ and my requirement was 4″ x 9″.  After some thinking and lots of trial and error I settled on a 10-1/4″ x 10-1/4″ piece of Envelope Paper (2015-2017 In Color) and made my first punch and score line at 3-1/4″.

Envelope Punch Board (133774)

Envelope Punch Board (133774)

 

You have to be very careful with the scoring on the long side of the paper.  The result was a perfect fit.  I did have to seriously trim some paper from the flap that comes up from the bottom of the envelope as well as the final flap that closes the envelope.  I also attached a strip of Tear & Tape to the closing flap of the envelope for sealing once the gift certificate was placed inside the card.

Here are my finished projects:

 

custom envelopes/9x4 cards

Custom envelopes for the gift cards

 

Merry Mice 9" x 4" card

Merry Mice gift card

 

Jar of Cheer (142161) and Jar of Love (141587)

Jar of Cheer (142161) and Jar of Love (141587)

 

Santa's Sleigh gift certificate card, 142057

Now I’m ready to move on to some fun projects using product from the upcoming 2017 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure.  Do let me know if you don’t have a demonstrator, blythe@stampingwithblythe.com , and I’ll gladly send you these publications.

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