8.25″ x 8.25″ Envelope & Card Workshop

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8.25 x 8.25 Envelope Workshop


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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinder Classic Petal Edgeabilities :  WIZE8-006

Creative Expressions Non Stick Craft Sheet –  300mm x 400mm : CRAFTSHEET

Create- A -Swirl A5 Stamp Set : UMCREATE

U-Mount Repositioning Mounting Cushion:  UMREPOST

Tim Holtz Crushed Olive Distress Ink Pad : DPOLIVE

Double Sided Tape : Tape2s or

Wonder Tape – WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available


 Idea ology Design Ruler : TH92481

Low Tack Tape , A3 Card & A4 Card


Step by Step Instructions

1 To make the 8.25” square card place the A4 card flush up against the left hand ridge on the Eazi score board and mark at the far right hand edge of the board to get the 8.25”
measurement with ease ( Alternatively measure the 8.25” with the ruler).


2 Turn the card around & place the edge on the no.1 score line & score on the no.6
half A4 fold line. Alternatively just score a straight line down from the marked placed. The measurements are just useful if making this size on different occasions.


3 Select the decorative Edgeabilities cut die and an insert die & place them on the on the smaller panel that has just been created. Secure the dies in place using some low tack tape. Place the card & dies through the Grand Calibur machine before embossing the piece as per the machines instructions.


4 Once the piece has been embossed the card will have a lovely panel that will frame and make a feature of the back of the card. This technique is great when needing a large base card & there is no A3 card available.


5 Crease the scored line and apply double sided tape to the inside of the shorter side panel.


6 Lay another piece of A4 card onto the 8.25” square panel and close the flap down ensuring all the top & side edge are matched up. Trim the excess off the side edge using a guillotine for neatness.


7 Here is how the finished base card will look. The decorative edge can be used on the front or back of the card.


8 To make an envelope using an A3 piece of card, place the 8.25” card onto the plain sheet of card making sure the card is 2cm`s up from the bottom edge. The rest of the card can be in the middle or offset to the side slightly. Place 2 little marks to show the corner point.


9 Repeat this on all the 3 other corners allowing a small space all-round so the card can fit nicely inside once finish.


10 Take the design ruler and embossing tool and score along the bottom & top lines and then score down both the sides of the card.


11  Crease all the scored lines to create the start making the shape of the envelope.


12 Place the design ruler on the top side score line of the envelope. Use the 5th line down on the ruler (that includes the dotted lines) & then measure in 0.5” in & continue to draw along the bottom of the ruler until you get to the edge of the card.


13 Repeat this on the other side edge of the envelope & draw a diagonal line to the cross over edge as this will form a nice opening to the envelope so the card can easily be taken out. Cut along this marked line & follow the cut up along the scored line.


14  Mark ¾” in on the upper top edge of the card like so and make a curve template using the depth of the cut off corner as a guide.


15 Place the template on the corner edge and draw the curve onto the corner flap of the envelope.


16 Flip the template over & repeat this on the other edge of the flap – this will ensure the curves match perfectly.


17 Cut the bottom 2cm flap with a curve on each edge to follow the design through. Take a piece of card so it is the same length as the middle gap & at least 2cm`s wider than the gap. Cut the panel using the matching Edgeabilities.


18 Now there is a cut & embossed panel ready to be decorated.


19 Ink the swirl stamp up using the crushed olive ink pad & stamp the image at random over the panel.


20  Follow the design over the flaps of the envelope & on the top and bottom section of the front of the envelope.


21 Make a separate rectangle panel with rounded corners & just stamp the swirl over the edge before distressing the edges using the olive ink & the cut`n`dry foam.


22  Place 2 strips of double sided tape down the reverse of the panel.


23 Make sure the envelope flaps are closed & stick the panel down over the gap ensuring the tape is secure on the envelope edges.


24 Now stick the bottom flap of the envelope down to finish the envelope off.


25 This photo shows the completed front of the envelope. The project is nice & easy to make your own envelopes for special orders or any occasion.  An envelope can also be made for smaller cards & leaving out the centre panel.



26 The base square card fits perfectly into the envelope & can be decorated as you
wish. The reverse panel gives a lovely coordinating feel to the project.



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One Response to 8.25″ x 8.25″ Envelope & Card Workshop

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    I’m up late too Suzanne (1.40am) – crafting beats sleep any time! Thanks for all your lovely inspiring projects. NIght night!

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