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Easy Envelopes for Handmade Cards .Directions: 1. Lay your card diagonally on a square piece of paper that's just a little larger than your card on each side. (If you make your card from an 8 1/2” x 11” or 9” x 12” paper folded in half, then a 12” x 12” square will work perfectly for the envelope. For a small 4” x 5” card, a 7” x 7” square will work well.) 2. Fold each side up over the card, beginning with one of the shorter sides and ending with one of the longer sides. If you lightly…

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uses a full 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of card stock. I scord it at 1 1/2 and 7 in the "long" direction and then 2 1/2, 4, and 8 1/2 in the other direction. Cut off the corners (all four rectangles that measure 1 1/2 x 2). Then make the 1 1/2 inch squares into a tab and create a box. Decorate as you see fit. Then, "smoosh" the box down so it is flattened.