Saturday, June 19, 2010

Making square envelopes with the Martha Stewart Score Board

If you have a Martha Stewart Score Board you already know that one of the most fantastic features of this product is the envelope piece.  This triangle piece, which stores in the board, has printed on it the instructions for most standard sized cards.

But, if you make odd sized cards like square ones, for example, there are no paper sizes or scoring information for these cards.  You could purchase premade envelopes, if you can find them, and in bulk in one solid color...white...  But if you want to make a coordinating envelope what do you do?  Well, you have come to the right place.

Watch my video and look below for the details for each size I talk about in this short tutorial.  There are also some mailing tips at the end so make sure to watch it all.



Recipies for these envelopes:

For a 3 x 3 card:
Start with paper size 5.5" x 5.5"
Score ALL sides using the envelope template at 2.5"
Clip Triangles and fold

For a 4 x 4 card
Start with paper size 6.5" x 6.5"

Score ALL sides using the envelope template at 2.5"
Clip Triangles and fold

For a 5 x 5 card

Start with paper size 8.5" x 8.5"
Score ALL sides using the envelope template at 3-3/8"
Clip Triangles and fold

Use a strong adhesive such as ATG tape or redline tape to hold your envelope together.  Especially if you are mailing it.

Try them out!

~Kris