Friday, March 28, 2014

Envelope Making Board

I don't have a card to share today, so I thought I would share something else. I had a 50% off coupon burning a hole in my pocket earlier this week, plus a gift card for Michael's. So, I HAD to buy something! Since there isn't a whole lot there that I want these days, I bought an We R Memory Keepers Envelope Board. I thought I'd tell you what I thought about it.

It works very well and it's very cool to be able to make envelopes so easily. (I don't make many envelopes, but hopefully that will change now!) However, the dimensions they give for making an envelope for an A2 (standard card-making size) were not satisfactory to me. It was more square-ish - didn't fit nicely, in my opinion. I went on SplitCoastStampers and searched the forums thinking that it would have been discussed there. I found a forum with a couple links. Yippee! HERE is a link to a great site with an Excel file that you can download and use to make awesome envelopes any size you would like! Basically, the one I will use most is this: cut your paper to 8 x 8 inches and start by scoring at three and a half inches. Voila! The perfect size for an A2 card.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!


Mary said...

I love that you took the time to give a review on a product that you bought and tried. And putting a link to a download is always fun. Like you, I can't find much at Michaels that I want or need. Thanks so much for sharing this post. :)


Sheri said...

I LOVE my envelope maker. I use it for awhile and then forget about it unfortunately. Time to get it out again!

Chookarooni said...

thanks Lynette - have one also that hasn't been broken out of packaging yet - maybe this weekend!

bonnie32002 said...

I have had a 50% off coupon doing that to me too. So far I resisted the temptation but now...I am thinking the next time I'm out on my own with a coupon burning a hole in my pocket, I may, just may get the envelope board!
Thanks for the input!

Shoshi said...

I've got an envelope making board from Crafter's Companion and I very rarely use it - but then I don't make a lot of cards! I tend to make standard European sized cards for which you can easily buy envelopes and leave it at that!

Thanks for your lovely comment - so glad you like my little Zentangles! They are so small that I have to use a magnifying glass! Today for a change I've been knitting - or rather, un-knitting - it's my own design so pretty hit and miss but I'll get it right in the end.

Have a great weekend.

Vicki Dutcher said...

I saw your post in Bloglovin and had to pop over -- while this tool is awesome for envies, check out Pinterest searching Envelope Maker and GF - You are in for SO MUCH MORE to do with this tool -- It has been a great investment for me that's a fact!

Leslie Miller said...

Ha! Okay, now I see how you made the envelope! Well, thanks so much for the review! We don't have a Michaels here, but I'll check next time I go to our local paper crafts store. Another thing to add to my list. It just goes on and on!