“The room’s a wreck but her napkin is folded.” That line from the Miracle Worker (I’m of the “vintage” when Patty Duke played Helen not “teacher”) sums up how I felt after hours of trying to find an easy way to create a liner for envelopes produced with the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board. Lots of card stock and designer series paper (all retired, thank goodness) was sacrified in the process. The result: A simple liner. No complicated formulas. Zippo waste of your pretty paper. Interested in giving it a try?
The easiest way to share the “how to” of creating the liner is with my new 1 Minute to WOW! video (above). The 5 x 5 card in the video is a sneak peek of my card for this Thursday’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge.
SIMPLE LINER STEP BY STEP
- Cut a custom envelope using the Envelope Punch Board. Punch top flap with the built-in corner rounder punch.
- On the envelope, measure from the center of the rounded top corner to the center of the right punched curve.
- Cut a square of Designer Series Paper (DSP) based on the measurement in #2.
- Line up the DSP square on the Envelope Punch Board at 1/8″ less than the width of the square. For example, if your liner square is 4″, line up at 3 7/8″. If it’s 4 1/4″, line up at 4 1/8″.
- Punch then flip square over and punch opposite side at the same place.
- Punch top with the built-in corner rounder punch and adhere.
JOT IT DOWN! Using this method, the liner square size for an A2 card is 4 1/4″ and it’s 2 1/2″ for an envelope created for a 3 x 3 card.
This method should work for square envelopes and relatively square rectangles (like an A2 size, which is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). Other more irregular shapes may not work. I haven’t had a chance to experiment with all 66 sizes that the punch board makes. Just to be safe, it’s best to “test drive” with a piece of scratch paper first.