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Bridge
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Bridgette
Southern Indiana
USA
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Posted - Jan 22 2017 :  08:19:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was almost ready to plop out $40 for a fancy Envelope board to make envelopes and boxes. But being the thrifty farmgirl that I am, I kept searching......

I found a website that has both a envelope and box generator.
http://www.thecraftyowl.co.uk/EnvelopeExpert/
I also found this direction sheet for a different style envelope.
http://www.scor-apl.com/envelope/Scor%20Pal%20Envelope%20tutorial.pdf

I have a simple paper cutter, that I also use to score things, until I find a nifty scoreboard at the thrift or a sale.
So I have $40 in my pocket and the thrill of not wasting that money!

Bridge
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suny58
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Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
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Posted - Jan 22 2017 :  11:04:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
AWESOME!! Will have to look into that as I make my own as well!! THANKS for the tip!

Farmgirl #7703
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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katmom
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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Jan 24 2017 :  12:16:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bridgette,,,
I too hated the thought of shelling out $$ for a envelope template... when it occurred to me to just use a store bought envelope, (like from an old birthday card) unassembled it,,, trace it onto cardstock and use it as my template,,, then I went one step further and used gift wrap cut to fit just the top to bottom of the envelope and w/a glue stick it to the envelope before I score and fold and glue... that way the envelope has a nice lining and when the recipient opened the envelope the flap part is pretty too!
If you are using bits -n- pieces of wrapping paper,,, just cut a pc to fit the shape of the flap inside...


and use I have made envelopes from gift wrap and use those 1 1/2 x 3 blank adhesive labels to write the recipient's name and address on...

Gotta luv scrap paper... :>)

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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Edited by - katmom on Jan 24 2017 12:17:50 PM
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Bridge
True Blue Farmgirl

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Bridgette
Southern Indiana
USA
814 Posts

Posted - Jan 26 2017 :  06:52:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace- I love that idea!!

Bridge
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Ninibini
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Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
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Posted - Jan 26 2017 :  10:12:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you so much for sharing, Bridgette - that's awesome, and definitely do-able! Hugs - Nini

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Cozynana
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Kem

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Posted - Jan 26 2017 :  4:06:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I always just made my envelopes out of computer paper. I make cards so I would just center my card on the paper and make tick marks a bit bigger that the corners if the card and draw or could trace the four flaps like a standard envelope and used sticky tape used in card making to fold and secure flaps. Very easy and certainly cheap. I use 1/2 sheet of standard card stock paper folded in 1/2 to make a card and it fits fine in an envelope made with standard computer paper.
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blessedhomemaker
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Tina
West Virginia
USA
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Posted - Feb 11 2017 :  10:42:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
TFS! :)

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Psalm 62:5~ Find rest, O my soul, In God alone; my hope comes from him.
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