Update: this envelope punch board is now on sale at Joann's for $11.99!
As you can see on the chart located on the tool itself, it makes dozens of sizes of envelopes. The first thing I did was make the largest and smallest size listed.
The largest envelope is 6" X 8.5" and the smallest envelope is 2.5" X 3". For those of you who use the metric system, it comes with the metric equivalents on a sticker that can be put right on top of the other measurements.
The multitude of sizes came in handy today when I made a 4.5" X 6" card with some flowers hanging over the edge on each side. I knew it wasn't going to fit in the envelopes I usually use for this size card, so I checked the sizes on the board, and sure enough - there was an envelope for a 5" X 6" card that would be perfect!
I also decided to try a few other items that I had seen on various blogs and on YouTube.
The first was a pretty little bow from one 10" X 1" strip of paper. I added a tiny piece of paper around the center to make the bow look complete.
These were so much fun that I made a few more and added some embellishments to the centers. Won't they look pretty on a package or even a card?
There are a number of tutorials on YouTube for bows like this, but I happened to watch this one.
Next, I made an English cracker-style treat box. It was very quick and easy to do after watching this video on YouTube.
The punch board also has a great corner rounder incorporated into the board. I discovered that this corner rounder falls between my 1/2" and 1/4" corner rounders.
Do you see how the blue mat is a little wider at the corner because the white paper has been rounded at the same angle? I have long wished I had a 3/8" corner rounder (a 1/4" one is too small!) so that two corners like this would fit together more accurately. Well, the envelope punch board has just the right size corner rounder!
For the two sheets of paper in the photo at the right, the blue corner was rounded with my 1/2" corner rounder and the white corner was rounded with the envelope punch board. See how nicely they nest together? I am much happier with this combination, and I'm so glad I didn't invest in yet another punch to do the job!
Thanks for sticking with me through this post. I'm glad to share with you the little bit that I've discovered about the envelope punch board. I'll share more as I learn more.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.