Friday, April 20, 2012

Envelopes & Diagonal Scoring plate

In the January-30, 2012 mini catalog, SU! introduced a new Scoring tool(#122334) or score board from SU! It has many features that make it unique so be sure to check it out. March 1, they introduced the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate(#125586) that can be used with this scoring tool or with other score boards. The Diagonal Plate is great to use for making your own envelopes or for making textured backgrounds. I'll show you how to do textured backgrounds later on. Today, I want to focus on envelopes.

  1. To make a medium envelope that will hold your 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" cards, start with a piece of paper cut to 7 3/4 x 7 3/4."

2. Score two opposite sides at 4 1/8" and the other two sides at 3 1/8." The diagonal plate comes with an instruction sheet that has measurements for 4 different size envelopes.

3. Clip out the little triangle that is formed on each side.

4. Using your SU! Bone Folder (#102300) to fold on all 4 scored lines.

5. Place adhesive on the two shorter sides and fold the bottom up. You can cut off the triangle at the top of the envelope, if desired.

6. To keep the US Post Office happy and so they can better see your address, I recommend placing a white label on the front of the envelope. The size doesn't matter so much but I use the 1" x 2 5/8" labels that can be found at many office supply stores or department stores.

It's really cool to have an envelope that matches your handmade cards! It's great to be so color co-ordinated. For this envelope I used paper from Summer Smooches DSP(#125409)

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