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After working on hundreds (maybe 1000s) wedding invitations, programs, door cards, escort cards….you name it.  I have found some tools I really love.

 

This handy little envelope jig ROCKS!

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Made by We R Memory Keepers, under $20 (at this posting, less if on sale).

It makes just about any size envelope you desire and works on paper, vellum and card stock.  I have now made 100s of envelopes without issue.  It takes some time, some elbow grease, but you get custom envelopes in the end, so I like it.

 

Curious Purple Pig rating is a wowzy 9 oinks.

 It would be 10 if the scorer was not plastic and instead bone.  But otherwise a good tool and investment if you have lots and lots of envelopes to make.

 

How it works:

Cut your paper to size.  the chart on the jig tells you exactly what size you’ll need.  I love my guillotine cutter for cutting…

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Line up your paper to the corresponding score line.

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Punch and score (use the tool along the indented line on the jig), rotate counter clockwise -and keep punching a scoring (all 4 sides).  After the first punch you line up the previous score line with the arrow on the punch instead of the ruler.

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Optional step is to round the corners–

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Then just fold and glue 🙂

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You can seal the envelopes with stickers, glue, or use a “lick and stick” adhesive so you can seal them when you are ready.

I’ve been busy preparing for the holidays.  Combined with my Cuttlebug Embosser, there is no stopping me 🙂

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I actually use the custom envelopes to send out all my jewelry purchases from my Etsy shop.  I love the personal, custom touch:

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