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Old 12-17-2013, 10:15 AM   #881
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I'm at work right now and I don't have it with me - but I'll be happy to do it when I get back home.
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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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Old 12-17-2013, 11:28 AM   #883
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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.

By the way Kristen, every time I open this thread, I remember that you started it almost a year ago!
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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)
2) then score at 12
3) turn 180 degrees so you are doing the diagonally opposite corner and score at 12
4) turn 90 degrees and score at 8.8
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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