Thursday, May 17, 2012
Cardmaking - May - little boys
These fit in #8 envelopes which I purchased in bulk at an office supply store. Some of the girls in class mentioned that they have been purchasing them at discount stores. I thought they were a different size but when I compared them this morning they are the same size so consider that option when buying envelopes.
THRIFTY TIP: To make two #8 cards from an 8.5" x 11" piece of cardstock cut off two pieces that measure 3.5" x 11". The scrap that is left over (1.5"x 11") is exactly the right width for adding to the 11" (11" + 1.5"= 12.5") to make a 6.25" card (6.25 x 2 = 12.5). Cut two 1.5" x 3.5" pieces and add to the two pieces you have already cut. I usually hide the joint below an element or a layer.
In this case I added a piece of double sided tape below the two rectangles which holds in place the 1.5" x 3.5" piece I added to the front bottom of the card. You could also choose to add a piece in a different colour which works just as well and uses up scraps.