Help! My card is too large for the envelope!!!

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Have you ever had this problem – you’ve made the card and now find that it doesn’t fit the envelope you have? Did you know that you can make your own? Here are the steps and I have a handy reference for the correct paper size you will need below.

  •  Measure your card. Refer to the chart below for the paper size.
  •  Cut your paper to the appropriate square.
  •  Place your card face down in the center of the square, angled to the left. You’ll be creating 4 triangles.
  •  Fold in the side flaps over the back of the card and crease close to the card edges.
  •  Fold up the bottom flap and crease. Use a bone folder for a crisp look.
  •  Carefully glue the bottom to the side edges where they overlap.
  •  Remove your card and write the info on the front of the envelope. Then reinserte your card, put a thin layer of glue stick on the flap sides and fold down and secure.

If your card is:                                                     Then use a:

5 3/4″ x 8 3/4″                                                   11 3/4″ square

6 1/4″ square                                                     9″

5 1/4″ square                                                     8″

5 1/4 x 4″                                                            7 1/4″

5: x 7 1/8″                                                           9 1/2″

3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″                                                     6 3/4″

‘Til next time,