Monday, November 4, 2013

So much fun! Envelope Punch Board.

I guess I'm like other crafters in many ways.  We may see a post by a crafty friend "enabling" us regarding the latest sale or newest fad.   I'm not as bad as I was, but still very guilty!

It was over the summer when I saw someone had posted about the We Are Memory Keepers Envelope Punch board - there is also a version manufactured in conjunction with Stampin' Up.  (And oh, Stampin' Up is my newest passion thanks to my friend Kim.  Although, I keep saying, I'm NOT a Stamper.  Truly I'm not!)  Ok, I digressed.

So in addition to learning to make envelopes, I wanted to see "what else" could my punch board do?  I've been hearing so much hype about it, I wanted to see what it was all about.  So, I went to school.  School being You Tube University and found a project.   It looked  hard, but it really wasn't.  The tutorial I watched and the punch board made it easy-peasy.   I made my own adaptations but in a nut-shell, you'll want to start with a 6.5' x 8" sheet of double sided paper.

On the short side, score at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2" and 6".  Make these folders crisper with your bone folder.

On the longer side, punch every fold at the 2" mark.  You'll want to punch on the both the left and right sides.  Eight punches in total.

Once your punches are done, you'll want to score at 1 1/2", 2" and 2 1/2" on both the left and right sides.

Around the punch marks, you'll want to fold these like a valley and then adhere that puppy together!

Decorate and you're DONE!

Check out the You Tube tutorial here -

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing!

    I didn't think I needed that, but now you have enabled me to add it to my must have list. LOL