Have ya seen those fancy Martha ads with the scalloped edges on her envelope flaps? Well, here’s how ya make them. You will need Martha’s Score Board or an Envelope Making Template.
Using Martha’s Score Board and the envelope template. Its located underneath your board. Cut your cardstock to the dimensions shown on the template per your card size. Mine is for an A-2 card and is equal to the Medium SU Envelope.
Position your envelope triangle template in the upper left and line your paper as shown in the photo below... and follow the directions in the photo. You will score down from the little arrow on the triangle.
Cut out all 4 corners, be sure to cut along the outside of each score line. It won’t fold correctly if you cut down the center of the score lines or if any of the score is showing. You can see on my cut outs in the next picture that the score line is cut out.
Using your Scallop Trim Corner Punch line up the top of the flap and punch.
As shown above, line up your Scallop Border Punch and punch across both sides.
Trim off little edges on each corner of flap to match punch. Be careful with the last punch along the edge so you don’t go into the side flap.
For the liner, cut a square 3 7/8 by 3 7/8 (or 3 3/4 square works well too) and score thru the center, point to point and place in envelope. Tack in place with a little double sided adhesive or a mini dot at the top. It doesn’t take much adhesive to hold it in place. The white space is for your adhesive or lick n stick glue. You can purchase lick n stick glue or you can use the recipe at the end of this post. Double sided adhesive is fine too.
The following photo’s are equal to SU Envelope Sizes...
ENVELOPE GLUE RECIPE #1 - Licky Sticky Glue from Karen Craig: Ingredients:
1 tsp. Elmer's Glue
1/2 tsp. vinegar
2 drops mint flavoring or flavoring of your choice
Mix well and paint on white space of envelope flap. Let Dry. Store extra glue in well sealed container. You can fill a dauber bottle with water so you don’t have to actually lick it.
You can use any brand combination Border – Corner Punch Sets. Shown in my photos are Martha Stewart and SU Scallop Edge Border and Corner Punch. I don’t know if Scor-Pal offers the Envelope Triangle Piece or not. You might want to check that if you already have a Scor-Pal.
Aren’t they beautiful envelopes? I just love them and have dozens made, just need to line them when I use them. Now I want all the matching border and corner punches. Shhhh don’t tell Steve. Enjoy...
Edited to add: Vicki emailed me and ask about putting these in the mail or if I just hand deliver these...
When I mail mine, I always add 24 cents extra postage to my envelope and write “please hand cancel” next to the postage. I don’t know if they actually hand canceled it or not. My scallops laid flat to my envelope with no problems going thru the mail. Be sure to add Snail or Red Line (Sticky Strip or Scor-Pal tape really well to your blank area between the scallops and the liner and it should be just fine. I mailed one to myself and it came thru just fine. I always said I was going to mail myself one of my cards. lol Mom thought I’d went nuts. lol
If you use the above glue recipe just be sure to add some to your scallops for safety if your unsure.