does anybody use an envelope maker. Quite fancy getting one but I would have to buy larger paper/card than I have at moment , JUst wondered if anybody has one
Envelope maker? That’s sounds interesting…if anyone has one / tried it, let us know…
I have a ‘we are memory keepers’ envelope punch board (on the recommendation of Brenda @teabreaks) and love it, I make mini envelopes for my mini art.
You can see some pics of my envelopes in this packaging blog post here http://www.stephanieguy.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-package-small-paintings.html
I have every envelope maker available…lol
I have the We R memory Keepers one…that is very good…I use that for my tiny aceo envelopes.
I have the one by Stephanie Weightman, which is good, but as you say, you need very large paper…I have used brown paper from the post office.
I have a brilliant one that you draw round for A6 size envelopes…(I use that one the most but it is just the one size…(just takes one sheet of A4)
Then I have a template by Payper Box.co.uk…that includes square templates and C5 templates that makes a larger envelope from TWO sheets of A4 paper…(I use that one a lot as well)
THEN I have the Ultimate Pro from Crafters companion where it tells you what size paper to cut for which size envelopes you want and I even use the Ultimate pro to make custom envelopes for my 7x5 paintings…
I haven’;t bought an envelope in years !!!
It all depends what you need and if you need various sizes…
I buy coloured pc paper for most of my envelopes and can make up to 500 envelopes from a pack of pc paper…I just use a glue stick to stick the envelopes down.
However if you are selling the envelopes (with a card) then you can buy something called “lick and stick” and Stephanie Weighman sells a special glue that once dry can be licked like commercial envelopes.
Hope that helps…lol…(I LOVE making envelopes…lol).
OH and I have the Kreate a lope from the US…brilliant but sadly the US sizes are different to our sizes and so not always suitable.!
wow! that is very useful information! And I always wondered how you glued them down! Can I ask where you buy your paper? I think I will treat myself to one! Thankyou very much!
I go to places like Wilko or Morrisons or I have just ordered 50 sheets of A4 paper (in the colour of my choice) for £1.99 post free from Amazon. Failing that any white pc paper from Tesco etc…look out for the large packs of coloured paper, which you sometimes see in Lidl.
I bought mine from Crafters Companion. I looks like a pink suitcase - gone wrong - but I’ve always found it useful.
It’s plastic and made up of flaps containing templates for card making - Gatefold, concertina, tri-fold, half fold, A5, A4 etc. Included are envelops & envelobox maker.
It’s called The Ultimate Pro & cost me about £50 but is worth having especially if you are into card making.
It has 10 functions. Card maker, Envelop scorer, Box folder, Envelobox maker, Decorative lines & corners, Popout & K-card creator, Bow maker, built in paper trimmer & storage. You can also add more templates to this
It’s probably worth taking a look at www.crafterscompanion.co.uk
Hope this helps.
I also have the Ultimate Pro and use it for making all sorts of envelopes and boxes…worth every penny that it cost.
think im going to treat myself to one!
I have a Crafter’s Companion too. I have both box maker and envelope maker.
There are numerous free templates on line. I often use them and then use one of the CC boards to score so it’s nice & crisp. I find these templates give you many more choices of specialty envelopes.
I have never used a envelope maker. I am thinking of trying it.