The Crafter’s Companion - Creating Envelopes

by Beate Johns

Create custom envelopes in a matter of minutes with The Crafter's Companion.



  1. Step 1

    Check page 19 of the Instruction Manual to see what size paper you will need to create your envelope.

    Cut your paper to the size that is listed there.

    An envelope for a regular A2 card was made for this tutorial.

  2. Step 2

    Place your paper in the corner of the Envelope guide of The Crafter's Companion.

  3. Step 3

    Place scoring tool in the scoring groove listed for your envelope size.

    For A2 Envelopes, the grooves to use are D and F.

  4. Score your first score line by applying even pressure.

  5. Step 4

    Turn the paper a 1/4 turn and position in the corner again.

    Score in the other scoring groove listed.

    Tip: If you are creating a square envelope, all sides will be scored in the same groove.

  6. Step 5

    Keep turning your cardstock a 1/4 turn, alternating the score lines until each side of the square is scored.

  7. Step 6

    Prefold your score lines.

    Fold first one side triangle in,

  8. then the other.

  9. Step 7

    Add adhesive to the sides of the flaps as shown.

  10. Fold the lower flap up.

  11. Step 8

    Add some adhesive on the flap and fold over (if wanted).

  12. Your envelopes is done.


Questions and Comments

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My enveloper is different to that one! Trying to make A2 sized envelopes is driving me crazy!! Can you help?
Jeni  |  Tue May 4, 2010 at 8:54 PM
Our paper down here is A4 size and I'd just LOVE to have someone email a pattern for an
A4 envelope if possible! Mail doesn't always
make it here safely. Thanks so much!
Debbie Ryals  |  Tue May 25, 2010 at 7:32 PM
hello, to make an A4 envelope, use D and F, start with d, and rotate do f, rotate do d, rotate and score f. hope that helps.
Caroline  |  Thu Sep 30, 2010 at 3:31 PM
Thanks for the great tutorial Beate!! very good.

Theresa Leonard  |  Fri Sep 9, 2011 at 11:50 AM
does anyone know how to make an envelope to fit a card measuring 3 1/2" x 4 1/2 " ? or in metric 9cm x 10cm? I just can't get me head around it :s
Vicky  |  Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 7:18 PM
Hi! I LOVE my enveloper! I just finished making
wedding cards a while back and wanted to make
envelopes to go with them..very fun.Sometimes I
emboss a portion of the paper(depending on the size of the envelope of course) with which I make
the envelope and I like to line my envelopes too.
sometimes I line them with a contrasting paper.
If the contrasting paper is plane then I am not
above the idea of punching an interesting shape
into it near to where I will seal the envelope
in due time! I also use envelope glue on all the
edges of my envelope, which can of course be re-
moistened or licked when it is time to actually
seal the flap.
Heatherlabuddecard  |  Tue May 22, 2012 at 2:31 PM
I am trying to make an A2 envelope for card size 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. When I use the instructions, the envelope is not the correct size. Can you help
t lohse  |  Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 1:22 PM

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