Today’s post is about creating our own envelopes using SU! DSP. The other day I created a fun Pinwheel card whose final dimensions were 6×6. That is not my favorite size card as it requires a handmade envelope and may require more than one 12 x 12 DSP. I have made an envelope for the Pinwheel Tower card which you may see here– and am not real happy with it, but will share it nonetheless.

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I should have photographed this while putting it together, so it would be very clear (obvious) where the Tear n Tape should be placed and how to trim – ugh. You will have to accept the template shown below instead πŸ₯΄. Above is the final envelope – not as heavy as card stock and once a label is on it is perfect. Because the card itself is heavy and the envelope an odd size, this will reuqire extra postage if mailing it. Therefore – I encourage this be hand delivered :O)

The envelope is 8 1/2 x 7 1/2, scored on the long side at 5/8 and 6 7/8. On the short side, score at 1 1/4 & 7 5/8. There is an additional piece 6 wide x 5 1/2 (or 5 3/4 if you prefer). Burnish each of the score lines and trim as shown.

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Add Tear n Tape to each of the edges (on the inside). Remove the cover on the tape on the long sides, insert additional piece and seal. Remove cover on tape of bottom flap and seal to the additional piece. It will look like this –

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The problem with this envelope is… I had to piece the additional panel AND the direction doesn’t match 😦 It doesn’t really show in the photo or in real life, so I guess it’s OK. I just happen to like things that match and aren’t pieced. Here’s a photo of the Pinwheel Tower card for which this envelope was made.

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That’s it for today… May you have a beautiful & fulfilling day. Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.