Easy DIY Envelope Tools & Tips

Easy DIY Envelope Tools & Tips


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  • VitaZgal says:

    A DREAM COME TRUE…Soooo excited…thank you thank you thank you….FABULOUS..

  • Yolanda Pickard says:

    Matching envelops forever! Thank you! 👍

  • Crafty Ana says:

    This is when I'm happy I bought the big mama Gemini. 🙂

  • Wioleta Moskwa says:

    Awesome dies 😊 thanks for sharing your experience 😘

  • CraftyAnna Studio says:

    4bar and A4 envelopes are hard to come by where I live, so these are just perfect! So happy! Thank you for sharing other great ideas using these envelope dies.

  • Viola’s Craft Therapy says:

    I can’t wait to see you at CHA. I’ll be looking for you!

  • Amy Wazwaz says:

    I have been making my own envelopes for quite a while now. I buy some still but mostly the bigger sized ones like 5×7 sized envelopes. But otherwise I have a pattern I got from YouTube and it is quite easy. It makes the square flap envelopes. I use the double sided sticky tape with pull off strip to close them. I can put the tape on. Leave the backing on and when ready to mail. Pull off the backing as you woeful do on any envelope and mail.

  • Jean Westackroyd says:

    These are a good idea Jennifer, but my cards are typically 5×7. Sure lots of people will find them useful though. Thanks for sharing.

  • Marilyn Bailey says:

    Making envelopes is fun…so thanks for reminding me to make more! BUT, gads…SSS is getting more and more expensive…$40 + shipping/tax makes this one VERY pricey die! I've been making envelopes for years just by using a pattern/template & drawing on the back of cs and cutting it out…easy, fast and FREE!

  • Litza M. González says:

    Hi Jennifer,
    Do you have any ideas or where templates can be found for those of us who just don’t have the funds to buy an expensive die cut machine and then have to purchase the die cuts themselves?

  • Kristine Vencel says:

    I can see how these dies might be helpful to those who don’t have/don’t care for the envelope punch board. Thank you for the great how-to video!! 👍🏻👍🏻

  • Debbie J's Crafting Corner says:

    I love this! such a great idea (and great way for me to use up some of my pattern paper.) And I had no idea that you could use the clear sleaves as the outer cover when mailing a card! I have to try that! Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Linda Hyden says:

    I really, really liked the idea of getting this die and making matching envelopes. However, that price of $40 for this die was extraordinary high. Yes, it is a bigger die, but … there really isn't much to this die so that should offset the price somewhat. Sorry …. just a lot of money for something that does one thing and one size.

  • Arlene McClung says:

    I'm glad someone came out with envelope dies. I believe the last envelope would have to be written so the address info is seen on the long side, not the top narrower opening so that you don't have to pay extra (in the US) for an odd sized envelope. That would be nice to see in a video, what can be sent for a regular stamp with no extra charges.

  • Nancy Lynn says:

    I'm so happy they finally came out with an A2 envelope die that doesn't require a lot of steps. Great info here, Jennifer….thank you!

  • ericastwilight says:

    Just realized you can use these to make triangle gatefold cards too. And if you have dies make the flips intricate. Great dies and tips, thanks for sharing!

  • Sweet Sarah says:

    Now for square ones!

  • Cindy Haselip says:

    Thank you😍

  • Madge Haynes says:

    Gonna order the envelope die because I just love the fact that I can have coordinating cards and envelopes. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Melle Clef says:

    Hello. I like to do my own enveloppes but the price of one die + shipment to Europe (15$) is too much for a single size. I have to stick to my punch board. I see another thing to do with the die : a gatefold card. Am I wrong ?

  • Deborah Anne says:

    Great dies to make envelopes! Jennifer, you once posted a Canadian address to mail cards to for children who are not well, I believe it was for children. If convenient, do you have that address? Thank you.

  • Nancy Nicastri says:

    A bit pricey but nice design as long as you use strong glue for those flaps.

  • Deb Mertin says:

    You put so much work into your videos. Thought, planning and professionalism! Well done young one! Thank you for ALL your hard work. You are one of my sweet young fave creators.

  • Kathleen Dunlap says:

    I have the large envelope die from Sizzix but you need the big shot pro! It does make beautifully professional envelopes and I use 8.5 x 11 inch paper and cut two at a time since the die is a bigz die. For the longer dies I use the extended cutting plates from Sizzix. Just another way to die cut your own envelopes. Thank you for sharing this video♥️😊

  • Beth Campbell says:

    I have been using my Martha Stewart scoring board successfully for several years. I bought the large and small boards at a garage sale. The measurements are on the back of the boards and easy to follow. The large board has a triangular insert stored in a pocket on the back. YouTube has videos on how to use the tools.

  • kim sharabba says:

    They ARE a bit pricey, but I think I"m going to go with the 4Bar V Flap first. I do get them from The Paper Source, but that's NOT matchy matchy and I love what you've done with the side flaps.

  • Stephanie J says:

    Great video and tips! Thank Jennifer for sharing!

  • June M says:

    Do you write in the addresses on the front of those envelopes or do you use labels?

  • Melissa's Muddle says:

    I don't begrudge anyone another way to do envelopes but the dies seem like a lot more work than the envelope punch board and they defiantly waist more paper. I don't understand how it would take more than an regular piece of card stock to make an a2 envelope. I do it all the time and I have a scrap left over to use with something else.

  • Vanessa Walker Littleboy says:

    I always like your videos and the abundance of ideas you offer but can't help but exclaim $40 is an astronomical price for a one purpose use only die! For that price point why didn't SSS include 2 of the triangle side piece dies so that it only needs one pass – especially as they could have done that for no extra cost to them – I know how the manufacturing pricing of dies works!

  • Melissa B. says:

    Ahhh, a way to use up all that patterned paper I’ve held onto!! Thanks Jennifer!

  • Alonda Panck says:

    I paused this video to order this wonderful die, already sold out😢. This is a delightful video, thank you, Jennifer! I put it on reserve.😉

  • Debbie Bonner says:

    Thanks so much!

  • Karen Simon says:

    Tfs, Jennifer!  Since I don't have an envelope punch board, this will work for me.  Is there a die for 5×7 cards?

  • Independent ScanNCutter says:

    Excellent video – thanks for sharing! Just wanted to share my own tip for those like me who don't own a die cutting machine, or if their die cutting machine is too small for envelope dies – you can create any size envelope or box free of charge as a printable to cut out with scissors or download as a .svg for your digital cutting machine here – https://www.templatemaker.nl/en/

  • Sherry Y says:

    I'm so happy to see this envelope die. Love that it has just a bit more room to get the card in. But, doesn't using heavy card stock make it heavier and possibly cost more to mail?

  • Angela Hartley says:

    I still use my green sneakers plastic envelope template.

  • Katy Glenn says:

    I love making envelopes. Thanks for the video.

  • Lynnette Smith says:

    Great tutorial. Thank you.

  • Teresa Doyle says:

    Some really great ideas with the envelopes Jennifer, very pretty.

  • Maria Nyce says:

    Love these dies, on my list to purchase. Thanks so much for sharing these examples and tips on various ways to mailing them out. Blessings and hugs!!!

  • Jeanne Beam says:

    Great video!
    Thanks for sharing…

  • May Loo says:

    I tried making a few envelopes for Christmas cards which were too big to fit into regular envelopes. Interesting to try, but I ended up putting them in larger business envelopes. Decorated with decorative paper and stickers, of course.

  • Tracy Martin says:

    I can't wait to see the other great things you make with those dies – you know, getting the most out of your product 😉

  • Anna Knobloch says:

    I have the We R Envelope Punch Board, but like you, I don't have a lot of 12×12 cardstock. The patterned paper I have in 12×12 I think is a bit too flimsy for mailing. These dies are awesome!

  • Kimberly Walker says:

    Jennifer, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your videos…great.cardmaking advice.
    I've gone a whole year without really making any cards this year(my Christmas model never made it past the model stage.)
    However, this year is GOING TO BE DIFFERENT….my card making time is MY time…which I believe I've figured out how to put that ME TIME back in my scedule….I MISS THIS HOBBY…..BUT NOT ANY MORE.
    THANK YOU again, for sharing such valuable information with us crafters…have a BEAUTIFUL DAY😀

  • Chunky Bird says:

    This die cutting method is far more complex for me, compared to the punch board technique or even drawing around envelope templates by hand, like I still do. But its great that we have options – some work better for some people, others for other people. Thanks for sharing anotber method, lots of crafters will like this 👍

  • dawn free says:

    Would liked to have seen an envelope liner included with it.

  • Annie Fields-Chapman says:

    We Are Memory Keepers makes a envelope punch that allows you to make envelopes of various sizes in no time!!!

  • DarqChildNYC says:

    Thank you so much. I’ve been looking for something like this for months now. The punch board envelopes are quite limiting and so a die set (IMHO) is ideal. Just ordered all 3 from SSS.

  • Sharon Fletcher says:

    Loved your video tutorial-great info!

  • Angel_On_The_Edge says:

    I love how you jazzed up the envelopes Jennifer. Could you do a video on more ways to decorate them? You've a great creative mind so I'd love to hear your ideas. I'm trying the fancy writing that Kristina Werner does, it's fabulous!! Takes practice, lol!! TFS 😘

  • Vera says:

    Wow. Crafting is such a pricey hobby yet here we are 😛 Thanks for the video!

  • marie dun says:

    Love the die machine you use in this video, i have one and love it.

  • Tina Tran-Dorrington says:

    So nice and great ideas! I’m going back and forth on getting all of them 🤣🤣😱 so many decisions

  • Anneke Schep says:

    Awesome tutorial, as usual. Thank you for showing so many ideas what can be created when making your own envelopes.
    I really like the custom envelopes and so far I either used the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, or I simply folded the material around my card, cut it in seize and glued the sides. I like the die, especially with the sides separate, but I think the price of the 3 different types of envelope dies is ridiculous! I might take some card board and create my own template…

  • Nobody Cares says:

    I have other dies that I use to make envelopes so I don't need this one; however, I encourage you to save your $$$ to buy from SSS. It's a small business that I love supporting. They have great selection of paper crafting products, their shipping time is blazing fast, and my shipments are always in good condition. Just a thought

  • luxurycardstore says:

    I have always bought my clear sleeves from www.clearbags.com Just search for "Crystal Clear Sleeves" . They have LOTS of sizes, and the quality works for me. I often will use pages from magazines, old maps, used gift bags, and used wrapping paper instead of patterned paper. It cuts down on waste. I just use a die to cut a nice label out of white sticker paper to write the name on. Do a search on YT for "make envelope from a magazine page" to see where I get my inspiration from

  • Jennifer Maddock says:

    One idea I got from Lindsay The Frugal Crafter is to use single sided patterned paper and assemble the envelope with the white side on the outside and the pattern to the inside. It is good for mailing and a nice surprise for the recipient when they see the pattern inside.

  • Linda Otero says:

    Jennifer, u come up with the best ideas and explanation. While I do agree these dies are PRICEY and wish they were more around $30 at least, will I buy them eventually…YES! Maybe not all at once and maybe wait for a sale. You sold me on the different options and mix and matching papers. I have the other tool from WRMK and while I know it works well for others, it doesn’t for me. Me and measurements just don’t mix. So when I need a special one I get a friend to help me. Of course, I would prefer to do it myself.

  • Doreen Lees says:

    I found this very helpful and so pretty.

  • Betty Wells says:

    Oh my goodness that heart impression!!!!🥰❤️

  • Beth Rivenbark says:

    Love this! TFS!! This site has all the printable templates you will need, and they're free! https://www.neenahpaper.com/resources/design-resources/dielines-and-templates/envelope-dielines

  • Juana Henriquez-Postle says:

    Sometimes I make my own envelopes using the Martha Stewart platform. I think the A2 envelope die from SSS is too expensive.
    I really like the the different ideas you use to make attractive envelopes.

  • Maria Serpa-Gauvin says:

    Love the video. I have been using the we r memory keeper envelope board. For now I’m going to stick to that as the dies are pricey + shipping to Canada and the dollar exchange currently take it out of my price range. I love the ideas on making the different flaps. Have to see what I can do with the envelope board to create that. Always love your videos and your many options!

  • Liza Cronjé says:

    It is simply great that companies come up with different products. And I love the way you made these envelopes. 💜😍 Thanks so much for your creativity and talent that you’re sharing with us. Agreeing that this will save time. These envelopes are so lovely. Hoping for square envelopes too.

  • Kerri Smith says:

    Hi Jennifer
    This die is awesome. Will it be available in Australia?
    I want to use up some of my pp
    Thanks 😊

  • Deborah Anne says:

    Are there instructions that come with the die? Thank you.

  • Deborah Anne says:

    What set of wire clippers are you using? Thank you.

  • cljordison says:

    Thanks for the great video explaining how to use the envelope dies. I ordered them and they're on the way! I'm so excited to use up some of my 12×12 pattern paper!

  • Chyna Doll says:

    I am going to try this. I am not fond of the punch board.

  • Sheila Perl says:

    Great envelopes!

  • cpharkins8 says:

    Just thought that I'd mention that when you add the clear plastic sleeve envelopes over another envelope, USPS charges a fee called a non-machinable surcharge (currently an extra $0.15) because it can't go through the standard letter sorting machinery.

    This is the same fee they charge for square envelopes, those that don't bend, contain coins or pens, and those with uneven thickness — like when we add thick embellishments and/or firm multiple layers to our cards. 😉

    If it weighs an ounce or less, USPS sells special non-machinable "butterfly" stamps that are worth the investment — especially because they act like "forever" stamps regardless of future non-machinable rate increases. If your card exceeds 1 oz just add one "additional ounce" stamp to the non-machinable stamp for each additional ounce (BTW, these also act like forever stamps).

  • Michelle Christopher says:

    This is great Jenifer TFS oh how you make top loading go sideways ?

  • Jen Aultman says:

    At 16:44 I would love to know what stamp set was used for this card….I do animal Rescue & have a shelter. I think these would make great thank you cards. Please help! 😀

  • J9cardstock says:

    Super new product!

  • Bebs 06 says:

    Great alternative option…I am curious do you use those electronic die cutting machine like cricut, brother etc? I make my personal envelope thru my cricut so quick to mass produce. But these dies you use are good to add to my die collection so you can mix and match like what you did…where do you buy the plastic sleeves i didn’t see it in your link.

  • Maureen Lee says:

    Great ideas! I love the idea of mailing the cards with envelopes in a clear plastic envelope. I often use bubble envelopes for bulkier cards, so that would be a nice additional option.

  • geminithrese says:

    I may start making my own envelopes again!! Tfs.

  • Terri Hargraves says:

    Mahalo for so many great and fun creative ideas!

  • Pat Travis says:

    I us the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Board and for me it seems less cumbersome than these dies and the board is much less expensive. However I like the idea of making the side flaps a different color. Love the fact you always bring us different ideas and products though.

  • tljones711 says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your amazing ideas with us once again!

  • Dorothy Dipaola says:

    what is a 4 bar envelope

  • Cindy McCool says:

    What about postage for these "larger" envelopes?

  • Jo Ann Usey says:

    I make a lot of cards I send overseas for military to use to communicate back home. Do you know of a product that will add the sealant on the envelope flaps so they can be wet and sealed when ready to mail? I have used double stick tape, but then I have to add a note explaining how to use and seal — not all those military folks are up to date on craft stuff. 🙂

  • blackitten2 says:

    Thanks for sharing. Lots of ideas for regular cards. xox

  • 1tinac says:

    Oh I am excited about these. I look forward to hearing if the clear sleeves work. I loved the silver glitter example. It was so classy.

  • iamdawt says:

    The idea of using different colors is such a nifty idea. I had no idea you could mail them inside the clear envelopes! I'm definitely going to try that, thanks!

  • Kathi B says:

    I tried to make my own envelopes in the past – what a disaster! I am so sorry to ask as you do such a phenomenal job at explaining everything, but I am unable to locate the link to the completed cards. Specifically the card going into the green envelope with the poka-dot inside at around 8:40 and the one late in the video around 14:58, so pretty. I believe I was able to find one of the first ones from Mama Elephant – Fuzzy Hugs? Really all I am looking for is the name of the set & who makes it. Thanks!

  • Laura Gutierrez says:

    I wish they had some for A7 cards. But they would probably be too large to fit thru a typical die cutting machine.
    I prefer to make larger cards. A2 cards seem so small.

  • Patti DelMercado says:

    I think the envelope punch boards are much easier, faster, and more affordable.

  • Joanne Quagliara says:

    I just want to send you a kiss card is so sweet. Is it possible to know which embossing folder with the snow and which tree die cut you are using. Love them . I can’t seem to find these. P. S. Great tutorial on these envelop products . Love them and will have to invest in these also….❤️Thank you for sharing.

  • Cheryl T says:

    Sometimes I buy clearance 12×12 paper to make envelopes. You can fold the not so-pretty pattern inside and have a white envelope on the outside.

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