If this helps even one person then it’s worth it
I got this years ago as a gift. I don’t know if it’s still being made but I think I’ve seen similar items in the craft store. I believe it came with instructions to make boxes but I only use it for envelopes It’s a little big but flat so I don’t have a problem storing it. You can even store the bone folder and triangle guide with it without them falling off so that’s nice.
OK, so here’s how I mainly use it! ATC envelopes
First start with a 5.5" square (I cut mine from junk mail, magazines, old books, calendars…)
This scoreboard came with a triangle guide:
Decide which way is “up” for your envelope and lay it down with “up” pointing up and score on the 2" line:
Turn your paper 90 degrees so that “up” is pointing to the left and score on the 2.5" line:
Turn again so “up” is pointing down and score another 2" line. Then turn again so that “up” is pointing to the right and score on the 2.5" line again. I also score at the 1" line:
Then cut off the triangles that form from the creases crossing and the bottom 1" triangle. You will be left with this shape:
If I remember correctly the instructions that came with this did not have you cut anything off, but just had you fold on the creased lines… that is dumb ignore that and cut off the excess! You will have a nicer, flatter, envelope
Now it’s time for folding! Fold the bottom up and the sides in (I also fold the top down before adding sticky stuff just to make sure it’s all nice):
Then I apply sticky stuff to the bottom edge of the side flaps. I use an adhesive roller but you can use glue stick too. Pictures of exactly where I add the sticky (it doesn’t take much, for these little envelopes I often add less):
Close the side flaps over the bottom and that’s it! Hooray!
Now you can smoosh all your little envelopes together into one mass of envelopes like I do!
This method gives you an angled picture on the front of the envelope. You could probably do without the score board but it is handy! The guide also has measurements for bigger envelopes. I don’t love the scoreboard but it’s become my go-to since I have it. I think there are other methods out there that might use less paper and/or angle the image differently, but this is how I do it.
Feel free to ask questions or send me a message if you want to skip making your own and just have me send you some of mine Seriously! I don’t think I’ll ever use them up as fast as I make them