"The room's a wreck but her napkin is folded." That line from the Miracle Worker (I'm of the "vintage" when Patty Duke played Helen not "teacher") sums up how I felt after hours of trying to find an easy way to create a liner for envelopes produced with the Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board. Lots of card stock and designer series paper (all retired, thank goodness) was sacrified in the process. The result: A simple liner. No complicated formulas. Zippo waste of your pretty paper. Interested in giving it a try?
The easiest way to share the "how to" of creating the liner is with my new 1 Minute to WOW! video (above). The 5 x 5 card in the video is a sneak peek of my card for this Thursday's Pals Paper Arts Challenge.
SIMPLE LINER STEP BY STEP
- Cut a custom envelope using the Envelope Punch Board. Punch top flap with the built-in corner rounder punch.
- On the envelope, measure from the center of the rounded top corner to the center of the right punched curve.
- Cut a square of Designer Series Paper (DSP) based on the measurement in #2.
- Line up the DSP square on the Envelope Punch Board at 1/8" less than the width of the square. For example, if your liner square is 4", line up at 3 7/8". If it's 4 1/4", line up at 4 1/8".
- Punch then flip square over and punch opposite side at the same place.
- Punch top with the built-in corner rounder punch and adhere.
JOT IT DOWN! Using this method, the liner square size for an A2 card is 4 1/4" and it's 2 1/2" for an envelope created for a 3 x 3 card.
This method should work for square envelopes and relatively square rectangles (like an A2 size, which is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"). Other more irregular shapes may not work. I haven't had a chance to experiment with all 66 sizes that the punch board makes. Just to be safe, it's best to "test drive" with a piece of scratch paper first.
GET THE SCOOP ON MY TRIP TO ST. GEORGE! Tomorrow I fly to St. George, UT, to enjoy a little pampering by Stampin' Up! at the Founder's Circle Retreat. I'll share snippets on my Stampin' Pretty Facebook page of the gorgeous scenery and what's happening, including our nightly pillow gifts (amazing Stampin' Up! goodies), make & takes and perhaps a few fun pix of the 5 hour ATV tour I booked along with some adventurous fellow demonstrators (I understand I'll be spitting dirt for days). Click here and be sure to LIKE ME so you can follow along!