Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Open End Envelope

For my birthday recently, I got a wonderful gift from my friend Karen, the Martha Stewart Scoreboard.  I never thought I wanted one until I saw hers.  I always thought it would be too bulky and wouldn't fit close to my work area.  It is actually very thin and fits perfectly beside my work table.  I've made some of the envelopes based on instructions included with the board but I wanted a different size.

For a long narrow card, I created an envelope similar to Stampin' Up!'s small open end envelopes.  Banks also use this type for deposits.

To create a envelope that opens on the ends, here are the dimensions for cutting the paper and the folds:

Cut width of paper = Finished Width of Envelope x 2 + 1"
Cut length of paper = Finished Width + 2 1/2"

Example:  For an envelope 3 1/2" x 7 1/4", my paper would be cut 8" x 9 3/4"

Score the width at the finished width mark (3 1/2" in my example) and then again at two times that measurement (so 7" in my example).

Score the length at 1 1/2" from one end and 1" from the other.

Follow the video for more information on punching the edges to get a clean finish.  I used the Martha Stewart scoreboard but any type of scoring device would work.

Watch at YouTube

Paper is kraft from Papertrey ink. I used Tombow Mono glue to adhere the edges.

I'm loving this new tool.  Thanks for watching!


  1. One of my sons gave me the MS Scoreboard for Christmas, and I LOVE it, too! Creating your own envelopes is such a great idea... LOVE yours!

  2. Great tutorial.
    I have the MS score board and love it :)


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