Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Quick and Easy Envelopes and Liners

I know everyone is busy finishing their holiday cards, so I thought it would be a good time to talk about envelopes. I love using the Cricut to make envelopes and thought I would share a couple of my favorites. I used double sided paper to add a special touch, and to avoid cutting out liners.





The envelope on the left is perfect for square cards and can be found on the Walk in My Garden cartridge. The scalloped square is on page 78 of the Accent Essentials manual. Of course, I had to add faux stitching using my Signo pen.

The envelope on the right is my go to envelope for A2 cards and is on page 79 of the Plantin manual. I love the rounded corners. Super quick and easy! I used two punches to create the closure.

I also like to make envelopes and liners using the Martha Stewart Score Board and the Score Pal. I made this video several months ago, but thought it might be useful to post it again.



If you want to see more ideas on how to decorate your envelopes click here to see another video.

Thanks for visiting and good luck with all your cards and envelopes! Ho Ho Ho!



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16 comments:

Dana said...

So helpful, thank you! I'll never need to buy envelopes again!

Linda Kaiser said...

Thanks Dana! I love hearing form you:) Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Linda I love your envelopes. Thanks for sharing and have a Very Merry Christmas!

Sue

Linda Kaiser said...

Thanks Sue for your comment and Merry Christmas!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Beautiful colors. Love those envelopes:)

Linda Kaiser said...

Thanks Angi. I so love the elf box that you just posted. It is so adorable! And funny!

Linda

Kris in Alaska said...

Awesome directions! I wrote them down as you spoke! I don't have the MS board but my ScorPal is my friend ;0)

Merry Christmas!
Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Linda Kaiser said...

Kris, here is a link to my original post with the measurements. Yikes I should have included this with my current post and saved you time:) oops!

http://paperboutique.blogspot.com/2010/05/making-envelopes-and-liners-using.html

Linda

PinkBlingCrafter said...

OMG Linda thanks you for doing this video!!! I had no idea how to use the MS score board to make the envelopes and use that triangle tool with it!!! Very easy directions to follow:) Thank you again.
Happy Holidays

Kate said...

What sweet little envelopes! Thank you SO much for that video too. I have the Martha Stewart score board so I was especially interested in the second portion of the video. I'm sure I'll be referencing it again.

Sheree said...

I love your website. Please please please tell me what size you cut the envelopes and cards out at on the Cricut for these carts....I am having a very difficult time getting them to cut for an A2 size card. On the Birthday bash cart....one card and env. is cut at 5 1/4. On another card....a cut at 4 inches makes an A2 size card. This is so frustrating!

Linda Kaiser said...

Sheree: I cut the Plantin envelope at 5 1/2 inches for an A2 card. The other envelope was for a 5 x 5 inch square.

Hope this helps. I also have found that it varies from cart to cart.

Linda

Envelopes said...

The envelopes that you have shared over here is really nice and I must say that it can attract any people. It is truly beautiful and I must say that they are easy to make also.

Fran M said...

Thank you so much for the information. This was very helpful. I own a Scor Pal but I think I may buy a MS since I saw you use it. It looks like it would be much easier because of the 1/8" markings. And...love the envelope attachment! thank you so much again for sharing your talent and time.

Fran M said...

Thank you so much for the information. This was very helpful. I own a Scor Pal but I think I may buy a MS since I saw you use it. It looks like it would be much easier because of the 1/8" markings. And...love the envelope attachment! thank you so much again for sharing your talent and time.

Waseem said...

so awesome...i will remember this to design Gift Card envelopes.

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