Going back to basics this week with a simple envelope cutting file. It fits a 5 x 7 card but the beauty of this one is that you can squeeze it out of a single Letter sized or A4 page. This means you can customize your envelope with any digital background pattern you have and can print out yourself.
Recently I made a Card for a couple of Mum & Dad’s friends who were celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary.
I used my Braided Edge Card Base cutting file – I shared the cutting file earlier here. I used a water colour background as a trim on the card and decided to co-ordinate the envelope to match. I also made a money wallet from card stock which I pre printed with the same background design. Here’s the set:
The decoration on my card was mostly textured panels and a couple of Heart cuts. I made the Text panel on the card with the Silhouette Software too – it’s a Print & Cut Design on the same background pattern. Here’s a closeup:
I can’t share the Water colour Background I used in the Cards above as it’s not mine to share but I’ve made a similar dreamy pink Cloud design instead which you could use in the same way and is included with the Envelope Cutting File.
How to use the file.
To cut the envelope ensure the paper size in Silhouette Studio is set to either A4 or Letter Size to suit your printer, then adjust the size of the background to cover the page. Then simply send to your printer. As the patterns covers the entire page, there’s no need for registration marks. If your printer has the option: set it to print “with no Border”. (look in advanced printer options) This is preferable as the cutting lines go right to the very edge of the page. Then place the printed paper on your cutting mat, carefully positioning at the top left of the mat or to correspond with the position of the cut file on your computer screen.
Want to use scrapbook paper or another pre printed paper instead? Simply move the background pattern off the mat and skip the printing step.
Use the background pattern to fill other Cut file designs. Select it, Copy it, and paste it into a new cutting file. Use as above or place it behind a cut shape, select both and use the Crop command.
Here’s the 5 x 7 Envelope Version 3 Cutting File (Test cut done on this.)