Thursday, 19 October 2017

Handmade A2 Envelopes

A2 Envelopes – 5.5” x 4.25”
I make a LOT of A2 cards. I know, I know – Craftwork Cards are renowned for their square cards that fit into 6” envelopes, so I must be the black sheep of the CWC family 😉.
For this tutorial we will go through super easy steps to make A2 envelopes. You can simply make the base and post off. Unless you're like me and enough is never can elaborately line them tocreate little works of art all on their own.
Materials you will need:
  • Any paper pad of your choicework
  • CraftAny paper pad of your choicework Cards Folklore Collection
  • Craftwork Cards Everyday Sentiments
  • Any colour A4 cardstock (120gsm-300gsm) I used 240gsm
  • Adhesive of your choice
  • Scoreboard & Bone folder
  • Scissors
  • Paper Trimmer or Guillotine
To make the A2 Envelope
  • Cut A4 cardstock to10.75 inches by 6.75 inches
  • Score longways at 1/2 inches at both ends
  • Score lengthways at 3 inches and 7.5 inches
  • Cut away the sides along the score marks, leaving the centre panel
  • Fold all the scores and you have your envelope shape
  • Use adhesive on each flap (not all the way up) then fold the bottom panel up to create your envelope.
If however, you want to make the envelope more of a statement piece then simply line the inside and outside with coordinating papers. 

To make the panels:
  • Outside large panel 5.5 inches x 4.25 inches
  • Inside large panel 5.5 inches x 3 inches (the rest is covered up by bottom flap)
  • Top outter flap 5.5 inches x 3 inches
  • Top inner flap 5.5 inches x 3 inches
  • Bottom outer flap 5.5 inches x 2.75 inche
  • Small side panels (optional) 3/8 inches (or just eyeball it) x 2 inches (adhere at top as the bottom flap will cover most. 
Add a sentiment or just use sticky tape to adhere the envelope closed and it’s ready to pop in the post.
I have attached two versions – with accompanying cards so you can see how even dimensional cards fit inside.

Version 1 - Flat A2 Card

Version 2 - A2 Double Z Fold dimensional card
I couldn't decide how to secure the envelope - either with a simple sentiment...

Or a kraft foiled leaf...
Which one do you prefer - the foiled leaf or the sentiment?
I've attached a few more photos and really hope you've enjoyed this fun tutorial. 

Lots of love and hugs
Jennifer xx


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