I did a class with it on Saturday, and everyone LOVED their cards!!! I kept the layouts all very similar, and chose to do square cards for all. If you scroll down below this post, you will see all of the cards up close & personal.
It has really bothered me that we don't sell any square envies to fit a 4-1/4" card! Am I the only one who is obsessed with making these small square cards??? Anyway, I decided to try cutting one of my regular envelopes down & using DSP for the flap....VOILA! It not only works great; but they are so darned cute too!
Here's how you make the envies:
Cut a medium envelope down so that it is square...I believe it's 4-3/8".
Next, glue the flap down. I use SNAIL because I hate licking envelopes!
Next, I used the 1-1/4" Circle punch to punch a half-circle in the top of the envelope. This makes it easy to pull a card out. You want to be sure to only punch the side with the seam in it.
Next, I scored a 4-3/8" x 3" piece of dsp at 1" (on the 3" side). Be careful not to cut your dsp...gentle, gentle, gentle...yes, that's personal experience talking!
Attach the 1" section of the dsp to the envelope using SNAIL.
I used the Tag Corner Punch to angle the corners of my dsp. You could use a corner rounder or whatever makes you happy. :)
I added some Greeting Glue across the top of the inside of the flap. This glue is retired from SU; but I'm willing to bet you can get it in a craft store. You just swipe it on & let it dry. It then works just like the glue on the envelopes you buy in the store...cool, huh?!
Here's the front side of the finished envelope.
Aren't they neat?! I usually just give clear envelopes with my small square cards; but this is so much more fun!
Have a very happy Tuesday everyone!