4 ways to make an Envelope for your Chunky Cards

Ask Debbie: How do you make an envelope to mail your CHUNKY CARDS?

I got this question from one of my good friends in the Crafting with Debbie Facebook Group. 

And it’s a very good question.

Question From Denise - how do you make an envelope to mail a chunky card?
Question From Denise – how do you make an envelope to mail a chunky card?

Today I’ll show you four different ways that you can create your own envelopes to fit these larger cards.

Check out the video to see how I make some envelopes!

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How do you mail a Chunky Card?

Method #1 – Make and use Templates

  1. Take an envelope that you already have and carefully take it apart.  Try not to tear the paper.
  2. Trace around the envelope.  If the original envelope is smaller than what you need, draw your template larger so that the rectangle portion is large enough to accommodate your card.

💥TIP:  Use technology!  If you have a scanner and printer, you could scan in the original disassembled envelope and enlarge it on your computer before printing it out!

Chunky Envelope #1

Right click and “Save As” to download one of the templates.

Template 1

Envelope template

Template 2

Method #2 – EK Tools Mini Scoring board

  1. Check out the instructions on the back!  I didn’t know that they were there, and I’ve had the score board for years!
  2. Watch the video for step by step.
    1. I taped my paper down (so it wouldn’t shift).
    2. Lined up the cardstock with the diagonal marks for the envelope size.
    3. Scored in the corresponding size grooves.
    4. The score lines overlapped, so I cut off the excess from the overlap.
Back of EK Tools Scoring Board for making envelopes


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Method #3 – ScorPal’s Scor-Envy

This tool is designed to work with the ScorPal.  It can be used with a mini scoring board (like I have), but it’s a bit difficult.  It’s easier to use a 12 x 12 scoring board with this tool.  I pulled out my older scoring board, the WRMK Trim and Score Board.

  1. Check out the instructions on the front of the tool.
  2. Watch the video for step by step.
    1. Line up the Scor-envi in the upper right hand corner of your scoring board.  There is ridge that will fit in the first scoring groove.
    2. Line up your paper diagonally against the edge of the Scor-envi and at the 6in mark on your scoring board.
    3. Score at 2 3/4 and 9 1/4.
    4. Rotate your paper 1/4 turn.
    5. Score at 4 and 8 1/2. ( because I wanted a little more space for my card vertically , I scored at 8 1/2, rotated it a 1/2 turn and scored again at 8 1/2.)

💥TIP: Use washi tape to hold your paper in place while you score.  Otherwise it will shift very easily.

Using the Scor-Envi

Method #4 – WRMK Envelope Punch Board

This is my favorite way to make any size envelope.

  1. Check out the instructions on the front of the tool.
  2. Watch the video for step by step.
    1. I usually make a 4 1/2 x 6 inch envelope.  So the paper size is 8 1/2 x 8/12.
    2. Per the instructions on the Envelope Punch Board, line up your paper  at 3 3/4.
    3. Punch using the build in punch.
    4. Score in the diagonal groove.
    5. Rotate a quarter turn.
    6. Line up your score line with the score guide.
    7. Punch, score, rotate.
    8. You punch and score on all four sides.

💥TIP: round your corners with the built in corner rounder.

Using the EPB

The punch board comes with measurements for a lot of envelopes… but there WRMK ALSO has and Envelope Generator Tool so that you can make ANY SIZE ENVELOPE with their 1-2-3 Punch Board (similar to the Envelope punch board, and you can still use the app to make a lot more envelopes with either tool)

I recommend that, if you are planning on getting one of these punch boards, get the 1-2-3 punch board… it can do everything that the Envelope Punch Board can do PLUS makes it super easy to make bows and boxes. And they are about the same price.

You CAN make these with the envelope punch board as well, and I’ll share those in future videos.

Here are a few past posts using the Envelope Punch Board.

How to create Planner FoldersClick HereEnvelope Punch Board Basics: How to make your first EnvelopeClick HereGet Organized with your Envelope Punch BoardClick HereEnvelope Punch Board Basics: How to make BOWS!Click Here


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