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Old 12-17-2013, 10:15 AM   #881
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Some of my envelopes are made with very dark paper; so I need a label for the address. I cut some Cricut decorative labels from adhesive cardstock and thought that would be a nice alternative. The first card that went through the mail (with a check, no less!) almost got lost in the postal system. The label got caught in their machines. Fortunately, it did reach its destination, just a few days late with an explanation from the post office. I've gone back to using the regular computer adhesive labels to play it safe. If I use a cardstock label again, I must remind myself to brayer or burnish it as well.
That's the sort of situation I love putting the card/envelope through a cuttlebug or any other manual die cutter that exerts pressure. One slow pass all the way and the two taped together pieces of card stock and they are pretty much forever joined.
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That's the sort of situation I love putting the card/envelope through a cuttlebug or any other manual die cutter that exerts pressure. One slow pass all the way and the two taped together pieces of card stock and they are pretty much forever joined.
What a great tip! Thanks.

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Ok, Kathy - I have pictures.

Photo 1 is the paper I'm using. I want the stripe to run up the side of the envelope. If I use the paper as is, the stripe is going to go across at a weird angle.

Photo 2 shows the template in place, with the stripe showing thru the window where I want it. I mark my "A" corner, and trace around the template and cut out my square. (What works best is extending the lines with a ruler and cutting with a trimmer or paper cutter; and double check that your final square is true to size. Tracing around the template actually gives you a square a little bigger than you want.)

Photo 3 is the completed envelope. This one is just a tiny bit wonky, because I threw it together in a hurry and didn't double check to make sure my final square was really 8". But see how the stripe is where I wanted it?

Any other questions, just give a yell I've only done one template for my A2 envies, since that's what I usually make, but this should work for all the sizes.
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Oh I love that idea. I have a bunch of old paper that I want to use for envelopes and some look just like the one in your example. Thanks for the pictures!!
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Ok, Kathy - I have pictures.

Photo 1 is the paper I'm using. I want the stripe to run up the side of the envelope. If I use the paper as is, the stripe is going to go across at a weird angle.

Photo 2 shows the template in place, with the stripe showing thru the window where I want it. I mark my "A" corner, and trace around the template and cut out my square. (What works best is extending the lines with a ruler and cutting with a trimmer or paper cutter; and double check that your final square is true to size. Tracing around the template actually gives you a square a little bigger than you want.)

Photo 3 is the completed envelope. This one is just a tiny bit wonky, because I threw it together in a hurry and didn't double check to make sure my final square was really 8". But see how the stripe is where I wanted it?

Any other questions, just give a yell I've only done one template for my A2 envies, since that's what I usually make, but this should work for all the sizes.
Perfect! I was cutting my paper down to 8x8 first! Silly me. Thanks for taking the time to post pictures. You're super!
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No problem! It wouldn't make any sense to make a template for every envelope possible, but it's really not too awful to make two or three for sizes you make a lot of. It was just irritating me that the stripes on some of my papers weren't going where I wanted them to.
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No problem! It wouldn't make any sense to make a template for every envelope possible, but it's really not too awful to make two or three for sizes you make a lot of. It was just irritating me that the stripes on some of my papers weren't going where I wanted them to.
I'm just making one for the A2 size. Thanks again.
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ok ladies, probably too late to help anyone but i have finally got a decent sized envelope for a uk A6 ( i think, or an A5 sheet folded in half) sized card. I cant take the credit as have read other blogs etc but still found them to be to large lengthways so have messed around till I found what worked for me.
1) 21 x 21 paper (cm)
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5) turn 180 degrees and score again at 8.8
punch all notches before turning paper

hope this helps someone as has been driving me crazy.
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Thanks!

That will be so useful.

I find it quite annoying that the WRMK metric measurement sticker for the board doesn't give sizes for popular UK envelopes.

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Honestly, I don't think they realize there is a paper size difference as well as measurements.

I still have A4 in my supplies and it makes me laugh because I know where I got it!
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Would be great if WRMK put the time into producing a new metric sticker with our card sizes taken into account. I was very disappointed by this when I received mine. On the plus side I have been on a box making spree with it - a girl can never have too many boxes lol. Has anybody come up with new ideas for what else it could do, I've seen the mini files and various boxes, as there are some very clever peeps on here.
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Would be great if WRMK put the time into producing a new metric sticker with our card sizes taken into account. I was very disappointed by this when I received mine. On the plus side I have been on a box making spree with it - a girl can never have too many boxes lol. Has anybody come up with new ideas for what else it could do, I've seen the mini files and various boxes, as there are some very clever peeps on here.
I SOOO AGREE with you!!! WHO NEEDS TO BUY the new boards when you can do all the boxes etc., with the Envelope board? HOPE you all can get WRMK to CORRECT your measurement sticker! FACEBOOK MIGHT be the key to getting it corrected, if you let it be KNOWN!!!!
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This one is to make Envelopes..

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So, HERE'S the thing.

I bought this back in mid-May from HSN and I've loved it so far, but have used it literally only 5 times. Even though I've only had it two months anyway, it has just sat on my craft table except for those 5 times.

Yesterday, I went to use it for the 6th time and the teal punch housing just came off the board. The entire punch mechanism ended up falling off too, without the housing there to hold it on.

I kind of stared at it, stunned, since it came off like it was broken but upon further inspection, there was no cracked or broken plastic or anything--it just came apart.

I reassembled it easily, but the housing will NOT stay down, rendering the thing useless. I have tried and tried to push it on and it will stick for a second, then pop off. It almost seems like something was glued on and the glue dried out because I don't see anything broken or cracked. Plus, it's just been sitting!!!

I just ended up giving my mom her birthday card in no envelope yesterday. I'm so disappointed this product just fell apart after so few uses and such little time! Anyone have any issue with this?? Any suggestions??
Mine did the same thing. I glued the springs in on both sides and it works better, but it's still a mess.
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Me too..I love it! I had an issue like Chef Jen and Ambelleina but took it back to place of purchase and had it replaced with no problem or no questions asked! Great service as far as I was concerned.
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I finally got my board this weekend. Thanks for answering my question of what paper I this thread.
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Wish Santa would bring me an envelope punch board for Christmas cause I can't afford one have sons funeral to pay on.
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I'm sorry for your loss too! You can find those boards fairly cheaply at times when you use a coupon. You might buy one & use it as a reminder of your son, every time you use it. Like his little gift to you. HOPING your holiday is BLESSED & you heal! SENDING LOVE!
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Has anyone had a problem with the punch sticking? I'm using text weight paper and was making envelopes for my Christmas cards. I either have to press down several times or stand up and press with both hands to get the mechanism to come back up. I tried punching aluminum foil but it still sticks. Thanks!
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Has anyone had a problem with the punch sticking? I'm using text weight paper and was making envelopes for my Christmas cards. I either have to press down several times or stand up and press with both hands to get the mechanism to come back up. I tried punching aluminum foil but it still sticks. Thanks!
for a sticky punch try using waxed paper instead of foil.
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my problem with this tool is that apparently it has legs. It is somewhere in my craft room, but where? How can something this big be missing???
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Mine has been doing the same thing since the day I bought it. Luckily I can just push on mine a little and it will pop back up, but it is a bit of a pain to do that when you are making a lot of envelopes. I didn't think of using wax paper. Thanks for the tip!
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Love this thing. After not finding the perfect gift for an 18 year old I decided to make a "gift card" and envelope - I took the measurements from a gift card we have here and cut and folded a strip of paper 3x the height and folded it in three and then rounded the corners and sealed the edges on upward fold to make a pocket in the gift card to hold that universal gift card - money. Then made a cute envelope to coordinate. LOVE IT!
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Does anyone know how to make an A2 envelope box with a paper thats 8 1/4 inches in width or is this not possible at all? This can be done with a score board
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Maybe you can make adjustments from this.
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The video Jennifer McGuire did to make one uses a 9X9 inches square piece of cardstock.
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Check the Box buster video, it does it for you.
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I believe the algorithm on the crafty owl is off.

I was just hoping to find a way to make the box without using a piece of 9 by 9
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I believe the algorithm on the crafty owl is off.

I was just hoping to find a way to make the box without using a piece of 9 by 9

Thanks guys!!
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I have found the Crafty Owl measurements to be wrong. I use the one on Scrapped Lives blog. I believe it is Dutch but you should find the excel download quite easily on there. I find it to be spot on every time.
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Karen, that blog no longer seems to be active. I have the file but not sure whether I should share it as I didn't create it?
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Karen, that blog no longer seems to be active. I have the file but not sure whether I should share it as I didn't create it?
If she originally provided it for free, I think it would be okay for you to share it as long as you give her the credit for creating it.
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One thing you need to be careful of is whether the box or envelope calculator is for a card size or a given envelope size. I noticed this when I started using craftyowl and the other Excel-based downloadable calculator ( you can request it ScrappedLives Version 2 Envelope Punchboard Calculator). I would put the same dimensions into each one and get different starting paper sizes and punch measurements.

I think that the crafty owl will give you a envelope to fit the dimensions you enter, so you have to add an 1/8 inch (or more) to width and depth (craftyowl's terminology) if you want a card of that size to fit. The scrapped lives excel formula assumes your measurements are card measurements (like the chart on the punch board), and adds an 1/8 for you. I think it also adds an 1/8 to the box "height" dimension, compared to craftyowl. I remember noticing the scrapped lives boxes and envelopes were roomier so I went and played a bit with the two side by side. I like the interface on Scrapped Lives better - not having to seperate whole inches and fractions - but not everyone has Excel or wants to give their email address to get the file.
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