Months ago I received a Crafters Companion from a MB member as thanks for sharing my .cut files. I used this often!! I do have tons of envies but sometimes I like envies that match my card. I made some envies for my square cards and thought "huh.....maybe I should post pictures of how this works". So that is what I am doing!! You can click the pictures if you want a closer look.
I needed envies for my square cards that I got at the stamp garage sale. The card measure s 5 1/8 inches and there wasn't a guide for how to make that size so I had to figure out the size of square I needed for my envie *okie sometimes wishes she had paid attention in math class*.
I figured out that for this size card I needed a square of 8 3/8 inches for this card. Don't ask me how I figured it out, I have no idea. I also figured that I needed to use my "E" guide lines. I wanted to make a gusset envie because my cards I had made had skittles on them.
A. That is the 8 3/8 paper I cut.
B. I scored at the inside of the template on "E"
C. I then moved my paper to the outer guide and scored again on "E".
D. That gave me two score lines. I did this on all sides of the paper.
E. I cut notches where the score lines met, cutting on the OUTER score line.
F. I then folded on all the score lines, this gave me the gusset.
G. I used my ATG gun and added adhesive on the lower part of the triangle on the SIDES of the envie as shown.
H. I then folded up the bottom and them the side and pressed.
I. I then folded the other side in.
J. shows how it looks after folding
K & L. Show how the cards fit in the envies.
And that is all there is too it! I just love being able to make envies that match cards! I do this also because a square envie takes more postage. This way I can pop the card in it's custom envie in a larger envie and use just one stamp. Of course that is unless it is over the 1/4" guideline, then I still have to use extra postage.