Easy Envelopes! (with Greensneakers)

Howdy! I was so excited to find a We R Memory Keepers Punch and Envelope board at the stamp show last month only 2 problems, they were sold out and only taking orders and when I want to try it the punch felt sticky and I was less than thrilled with the results. Of course it could have been crappy paper and overuse at trade shows but I was not as over the moon about the product as I thought I would be. After I came home I had a few people on my blog ask me where to buy cheap envelopes and I replied that I either buy the 5″x7″ card/envelope multipacks of 50 when they are on sale for $5 or I simply make my own from leftover “stack” scrapbook paper with my Greensneakers Fold-a-lope templates that I bout at Joann Fabrics years ago. Since you asked here is a quick demo:

I have to admit, I am addicted to cute envelopes and ways to make them, I use my score-pal, my die-cutter and of course templates and if I saw the punch and envelope board at my local big-box craft store I’d be willing to buy it with a 50% off coupon but sometimes the best tools are the simple, inexpensive ones;) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

18 thoughts on “Easy Envelopes! (with Greensneakers)

  1. I thought you stated that you purchaed your template at JoAnn’s. I searched JoAnn’s and couldn’t find it. Are the templates only available online from Kreate-a-lope? Sounded like a quick run to JoAnn’s for an easy day of making envelopes. :0)

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    1. It’s been a few years since she bought hers; I bought mine years ago directly from Green Sneakers.

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    2. I did like 10 years ago, I don’t think they carry them anymore but they sell them cheaper on their website than joann did:)

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  2. I have these too….I don’t do envelopes very often! So I tend to forget about these templates….thanks for the reminder Linfsay!!!
    Thanks too for the comment on my long overdue blog!
    Jan

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  3. I’ve had the templates for years and never used them. Then we did envelopes at my card making club. It was sooo easy. We outlined two sides with a pencil and cut the template for smoother sides. Great idea for the corner cut. Much nicer finish. Now I just have to find mine!

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  4. I have one of these buried somewhere, I will have to dig it out now that you made it look so easy! ~Diane

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  5. I just put in an order for their mega kit. I bought my first one after you posted the video of the demo they did at the show you recently went to.

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  6. I bought the set many many years ago Kreate-a-lope and it came with the matching Card Making kit from HSN..I just ink the edges and it looks great and the perfect rulers….I still can’t figure out the rulers

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  7. The useful part of the envelope punch board is the updated chart (the original had several errors; I see complaints that the new one’s A2 envelope is sub-par, which is an odd place to be sloppy) that shows what size paper you need and where to score to make various sizes of envelopes. I use the chart (available online) and a .5″ square punch (half of it cuts a triangle for neater folded corners) and any corner punch for a decorative flap. I saw the demos of the board online and read some reviews and was unimpressed by the problems people had. Once I figured out how to mark non-square envelopes, the rest was easy. I have a whole drawer full of envelope templates (and made one recently by deconstructing a Close to My Heart plastic envelope to house a 6″ X 6″ card), but now I’ll either die cut one (I like weird shapes, the Cricut Wild Card cartridge is good for that) or whip one out using the table and stuff I have on hand.

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  8. I purchased the A2 template years ago from green sneaker web sight and use it all the time. Hint: if you are making a stationary gift set, you can make a mixture of white glue and white vinegar . Paint it on to the part of the envelope that will be sealed. Let it dry, and you now have a lickable envelope for the non crafty person who may not have an adhesive at the ready like most of us do!

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  9. I have had the green A2 size for years and I would be lost w/out it! How something so simple is such a great tool!

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  10. I love making matching envelopes. Which envelope maker do you prefer, these templates or the We R memories punch board?

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    1. It depends on how many I have to make, if I am making lot I prefer the Green Sneakers because it is quicker. The punch board is better for one at a time or odd sizes;)

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      1. That’s what my gut told me, quicker, get it done, that’s me…………but did I listen, oh, heck NO. LOL Oh, well, I guess I’ll just have to be like Lindsey and own both of them. I just ordered the punch board this morning from Walmart…….14.01, no shipping to be picked up at the store. Well, I have to run, I’m gonna order the Green Sneakers. :0)
        Thanks for answering!

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