Hello crafty friends and welcome!
I recently watched a live presentation of a new release of a company I follow on social media and also buy from. Now, they do have a lot of good quality products most of which are made in the US and I love using their stuff, but something caught my eye that I just could not agree with and something I found so unnecessary – SLIMLINE ENVELOPE DIE SET. Whaaattt?!! Well, no matter how much I wanted to express my opinion I simply didn’t find it appropriate and of course I didn’t want to burst anyone’s bubble.
If you are looking to buy a die set for slimline envelopes, please, buy all means do it, but keep in mind that these dies can be quite costly, you will also be wasting a lot of paper with them and not to mention how tedious it is to put all the pieces together. Please, before you click that “buy” button, please read my post and see if it changes your mind.
Here’s the list of supplies that you are going to need to create your slimline and mini-slimline envelopes ( I guarantee you already have all the essentials in your stash):
- Score Board
- Paper Cutter
- Full Size Paper 65 lbs (8 1/2 x 11)
- Double Sided Tape
- Bone Folder (optional if you already have one with your score board)
- Corner Punch – optional
- 5/8″ Circle Punch – optional
This is very simple! At 11″ or a longer side of the paper I scored at 1″ mark and 10 1/4″ mark; I then flipped the paper over and scored the paper at 2″ and 6 1/8″ mark. After I was done with scoring, I simply took a pair of scissors and cut the corners, this will later create flaps. On the bottom I trimmed the edges on an angle so it looks better when folded. After I was done cutting, I simply folded the paper and glued it all together. Now you can stop here, but what I like to do is to cut a little opening with a circle punch, this is most helpful when a recipient pulls the card out. For more interest and extra special touch, I used a corner punch to decorate the envelope, added a piece of double sided tape on the flap and the envelope was finished.
Mini Slimline Envelope
Everything is pretty much the same when making mini slimline envelopes. The only difference is in size, please look at the image above for measurements. The first thing I did was, of course, cutting the paper to size: 8″ x 7 3/4″. First scores were at 8″ side at 1″ and 7 1/4″ mark, I simply flipped the paper over and scored at 2 1/2″ and 6 1/4 mark. I then repeated all the steps I did above and my envelope was done!
As you can see these are super easy and fast techniques with a lot less paper to waste! I truly hope you try this and I hope you like it.
That is all for today. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask, I will be more than happy to help.
Stay safe and see you soon with a new post.
Karen L K
Nice! I like this because I don’t make that many slimline cards so I don’t want to buy envelopes.
Yay! There is someone who actually read this, lol! Thank you so much Karen!! Yes, me as well, and I do not like wasting materials either. I hope this helps and I hope it’s easy to follow. Cheers!