Tailored Envelope

by Cindy Lawrence

Dress up envelopes to match your cards.


  • Paper trimmer
  • Scor-Buddy™, or other scoring tool
  • Circle punch or oval punch
  • Corner punch
  • Invitation size Envelope
  • One 2" x 4 5/16" piece of patterned paper
  • Adhesive


  1. Step 1

    Apply Adhesive to the flap of your envelope and seal shut.

  2. Step 2

    Trim the long side of envelope at 4 5/16", making a square.

  3. Step 3

    Turn envelope over, and punch half-way in on top edge.

  4. Step 4

    Score patterned paper piece at 1/2" on short side.

  5. Step 5

    Adhere flap to envelope, and round corners.

  6. Step 6

    Finish your card, and slide it into your beautifully coordinating envie.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Tailored Envelope. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

What a lovely idea. The envelope looks gorgeous and it is nice that you can make it for every square card. Thanks for making this tutorial, especially the video as I am a visual learner.
Nessie  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 2:10 AM
Great tutorial. I have been doing something similar, adapting for larger cards for which I couldn't buy envelopes for. I will upload them in the gallery.
Michelle De Rooy  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 2:48 AM
That was great Cindy. Square envelopes are very expensive here, which often puts me off making square cards. Not anymore!!!! Thanks so much.
susie australia  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 3:20 AM
Me agian, I forgot to say how gorgeous the card is too!!
susie australia  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 3:22 AM
Very clever and pretty too! I'm looking forward to getting hip and making more square cards. Thank you.
Sandra K  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 3:24 AM
That is a great idea. Thanks.
Lindsay  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 3:34 AM
The card is absolutely beautiful. I am not familiar with the scoring devise. I found it very interesting! Please keep sending me these emails. I always enjoy them!!!!!
Lori Brown
Lori Brown  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 4:21 AM
Such a clever idea! What a lovely set this makes - I'm inspired to make some square cards now!
Luci  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 6:13 AM
Very good idea, only one problem, square envelopes cost more to send and with the rising cost of everything none of us need that. Solution, put in a long envelope and do the same thing for a decorative envelope. If your envelope tends to bend just add a plain piece of cardstock to make it more sturdy.
Vicki Milyard  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 6:21 AM
Smart and cute idea! Appreciate the video as written instructions never seem to make as much sense to me as watching someone do it.
Deb Mills  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 6:45 AM
I use a regular invitation size envelope, cut a template slightly smaller than the size of the envelope with the flap. Using paper to match the card, this slides into the envelope and opens to show the "lining." I like yours too - this is just a variation.
Bobbi  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 7:13 AM
What size is an invitation size envelope?? I'm sorry but I've seen them in varying sizes and would like to know what size you used here. Thanks. Very cute idea!!!
Detra Parks  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 7:16 AM
Ladies....Remember that in the US it does cost more to mail a square card than an A2 card.

I think these instructions could easily be adapted to using an A2 card instead.

Patti  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 7:25 AM
Brilliant! Thanks for the great idea.
Linda More  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 7:26 AM
The invitation envelope is 4-3/8 x 5-1/4, Fits the standard Stampin up cards. Have found them with square flap as well as the pointed flap. You can use either one.
Bobbi  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 7:50 AM
What a cool idea....I love this...thank you for sharing this with us....
Gloria Westerman  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 7:53 AM
Great tute, friend! You're amazing! smile
BevMom  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 8:05 AM
Cindy, thank you, thank you, thank you....I struggled for a day to make a regular envelop to go with an odd sized square card I made. This is much, much simpler....That's thinking outside of the envelope! kathy
Kathy  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 8:09 AM
Love this idea! I don't like sticking square cards into the regular envelopes and this will be a BIG help! Thanks for sharing.
Gail  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 8:32 AM
Love learning new ideas, thank you for sharing with all off of us.
Beverly  |  Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 8:50 AM

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