Before I put away the Autumn Accents Bigz Die, I used it to create this packet. It’s big (6½” x 5½”) and, of course, so easy to create with the Envelope Punch Board. (The EPB had been backordered for a few weeks, but shipping resumed yesterday, hooray!) To determine the size envelope I’d need to make, I measured the contents and chose the next largest envelope size from the chart on the EPB. When you decide on a size, make sure you allow extra space if the contents are bulky.
By the way, Stampin’ Up! realizes that the measurements for a card size of 5½” x 8″ are 1/4″ too small. The correct paper size should be 10-5/8″ x 10-5/8″, with your first score line at 4-3/8″. If you’d like a corrected chart to adhere to your Envelope Punch Board, just let me know.
Rather than sealing the envelope, I made a belly band for it. After embossing the die-cut leaves, I pressed a Gold Metallic Encore Pad — available from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog — on each one. (Use the heat tool to hasten the drying.) Simple!
Think about creating an envelope like this for small gifts. Holiday socks? Chocolate? DVD of family pictures? And don’t forget, the smallest size from the chart makes an envelope perfect for a gift card. Then make it fun!