1 Minute to WOW!: Envelope Punch Board Liner

“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.

Stampin up stampinup envelope punch board liner tutorial

  • 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.


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