Tutorial Thursday: 6 x 6 Envelope

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Remember the 6 x 6 Envelope Card Holder tutorial I recently did?  Well, here is a tutorial for making your own 6 x 6 envelopes to go inside.  You can use designer paper as I did in this tutorial, or you can use cardstock and rubberstamp your own design onto the front.

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This is the basic pattern that you will follow.  The finished envelope will be 6 1/8″ x 6 1/8″.  Two pieces of paper will be cut:

1 – 7 1/8″  x 6 1/2″

1 – 7 1/8″ x 8 1/2″

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Please note the dimensions below do not match the way I displayed my paper.  I displayed the paper as 7 1/2″ high, but the 7 1/2″ is used as the width for this tutorial.

On the left the paper is 7 1/8″ wide x 6 1/2″ high

On the right the paper is 7 1/8″ wide x 8 1/2″ high

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Along the 7 1/8″ wide bottom, adhere strong bond adhesive with either ATG gun, monotape, or double-sided tape.  A glue stick is good if you do not put your envelope into the mail.  Hand deliver an envelope using a glue stick.

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Join the two bottom edges together, right sides together.

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You will now fold the paper so the good side is on the top.  With your bone folder, or finger, press down on the seam to flatten.

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Here is the paper with the pressed edge.

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Turn your paper over.  Glue along the edges of the short paper on the right.

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Fold close.  Bring the bottom edge right up to the line that separates the 6 1/8″ square and the flap as seen in the top photo (pattern).  The teeny tiny areas that are in the scored line area are to be cut out.  Refer to the pattern in the top photo as a guide.

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Fold over the seams along the edges and glue down once again.  You are now ready to use your envelope.

Stay tuned for my hand decorated envelopes in upcoming posts.

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Posted on : Jun 04 2009
Posted under Tutorials |

6 People have left comments on this post

Jun 4, 2009 - 08:06:48
Kim H said:

This is a cool way to make an envelope! I love making my own to send my cards in!

Jun 4, 2009 - 10:06:56
Jennifer E. said:

Thanks for showing this tutorial–I often make 6 x 6 cards & then I’m stumped on what kind of envie to use with them. Cute paper too!

Jun 4, 2009 - 03:06:07
Jany said:

This tutorial is SO great! I need to go in search of very light weight dp for my envies. I do lots of cards in this size and I never have envelopes for that size of card.

Jun 4, 2009 - 08:06:16
beth said:

Oh this is so cool Beth need those envelopes to go with my box so this is perfect thanks again for another awesome tutorial.

Jun 5, 2009 - 05:06:43
Risa West said:

Your tutorial is super awesome Beth! You are so creative and just full of awesome ideas!
TFS!!!
hugs
Risa:)

Oct 27, 2009 - 11:10:06
Mel M. M. M. said:

Completely brilliant! I want to make a million asap & matching boxes. You are a national treasure. Naw, you’re an INTERnational treasure! WOW!


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