Special envelope for a shaker card

I needed an envelope for this dimensional shaker card, but standard A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2″) envelopes are not large enough to accommodate. No worries; the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punchboard came to the rescue. It makes envelopes between 2 x 3 1/2″ (gift card size) and 6 x 8 1/2″ (way bigger than a gift card size). In addition,

you can also  make envelope boxes with it – a lovely feature. I didn’t need to build an envelope box in this instance, but rather used the dimensions for a standard A2 card. I could use standard A2 because I assembled and glued the edges myself and could shape it to provide enough room for the thickness of the card.

I started with an 8 1/8 x 8 1/8″ square of cardstock inserted at the 3 3/4 line of the punchboard and punched and scored along the line on the board. The cardstock is then rotated counter clockwise and lined up with the first score line and the blue knotch on the board (see photo) then punched and scored again. Rotate counter clockwise again, line up the score line and punch and score. And one last time rotate counter clockwise lining up the score line then punch and score. Fold and burnish along all score lines. Place card in the centre of the envelope and bend the edges to ensure the envelope will close around the card.

On the lower, inside edge of the two side flaps run a strip of strong adhesive (liquid or dry will work). Fold up the bottom flap up and press the two glued side flaps onto it allowing enough room for the card to move in and out easily.

Round the top flap to make it look pretty and you are done. Easy peasy.

If you have a dimensional thick card, it’s best to hand deliver it rather than pop it in the post.