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Sunday, April 14, 2013
Tutorial For Making A No. 3 Size Coin Envelope
Using cardstock or designer paper of your choice...
Cut a 6" x 6" square
On one side score at 1/2" and 4- 3/4"
Turn your 6 inch square once (90 degrees) and score at 1- 1/2" and 4"
You will now be making 4 cuts. View the photo below to see where you will be cutting.
The larger tab at the top is your flap and the smaller one at the bottom is the tab that will enclose the bottom of your coin envelope. You will notice that on the bottom tab I cut off the edge at an angle to make it easier for the tab to fold up and to give a neater look to your finished envelope. Now fold on all 4 score lines. Apply adhesive to the longer side flap and seal down over the other folded side flap. Apply adhesive to the bottom tab and fold up. I like to use a liquid adhesive for this but double sided tape also works well. Round the corners of the top flap if you like. You can also take a round circle punch and cut a half circle on the top of your coin envelope with the flap open if you like. I used a one inch circle punch on mine. You now have a number 3 size coin envelope which measure 2 -1/2" x 4- 1/4" when completed. Easy Peasy!
Need a coin envelope without the flap? No problem! Cut your paper to be 4-3/4" x 6".
Score at 1/2" on the 4- 3/4" side and score at 1-1/2" and 4 " on the 6" side.
Cut your two corners out from the bottom tab as directed above. Notch your bottom tab on each side of the tab, fold on the score lines, glue your side tabs together and then your bottom tab and notch the top with a circle punch if you like.
Hope this helps you to make a number 3 size coin envelope. Thanks for stopping by!