Sunday, May 20, 2012

Gift card and Envelope

The new diagonal scoring plate makes it so easy to make matching or coordinating envelopes for your cards.   My favorite is a 3 inch gift card with a coordinating envelope made from DSP.
 I know the sentiment is turned sideways - I like doing that sometimes but it really messes with some people. 
You will need a 5 inch square of the DSP to make the envelope.  This card is made using Wisteria Wonder (3 inch square and 2 1/2 inch square) and Whisper White (2 3/4 inch square and some scraps)  The envelope is the Wisteria Wonder DSP.

Using the 5 inch square of DSP and the diagonal scoring plate for the Simply Scored,  Score at 2 1/4 inches on all 4 sides.

 Fold on the score lines and trim out the little triangles along the sides where the score lines cross.  This is optional but it definitely makes the envelope lay nicer when that is done.

 Bring two opposite sides together.  I used a little snail adhesive on the tip to hold them.  Be careful not to get adhesive anywhere that would seal the envelope shut.

 I use sticky strip on the bottom flap - put whatever adhesive you are using only where the paper overlaps or you will seal the envelope and then it is useless.

 I round the flap using the corner round punch.  I think that makes it look more professional. 

You can also put something on the back to anchor the flap like I did on this one.  The butterfly circle is adhered with a dimensional on the very bottom edge and the flap its nicely under the top of the circle to hold it in place. 
The stamp used on this card and envelope is Kindness Matters.   The colors are Pool Party and Crumb Cake.

1 comment:

  1. These really coordinate with each other...I will use it for my own Gift Card envelopes.