Tips for creating a smarter long envelope

sweet taffy envelope with card

When I created a long envelope to go with my 3″ x 6″ card I came across a very small problem and so thought I’d share my tips for getting around it.

long envelope 1The Envelope Punch Board has the measurements for creating a matching 3″ x 6″ envelope – this bit is no problem – but then on the resulting envelope, the long flaps are too long and they overlap the opposite edges of the envelope.

 

long envelope 2

Fold back  one of the short triangle flaps and insert into a Paper Trimmer so that this  edge is against the top. Line up the envelope score line approx.  two thirds of the way across the trimmer (for this envelope that was around the 2″ mark) and cut away the excess.

long envelope 3

Turn the envelope around, fold back  the other short triangle flap and insert into a Paper Trimmer again. This time, line up the envelope score line approx.  two thirds of the way across and then add approx. another 1/4″ – 1/2″ before trimming away the excess.

long envelope 4

This results in an envelope that still looks smart but has sufficient overlap to close easily.

 

 

 

Hope this helps with your long envelope making.

Sara xx

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One response to “Tips for creating a smarter long envelope

  1. I love that this card is simple but looks really good.

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