Monday, August 13, 2018

FSJ Scoring Board Tutorial: how to make envelopes

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I have been having so much fun with the FSJ Scoring Board. I've been adding scored details to projects, as well as creating some new things - like envelopes! Scoring boards are pretty easy to use once you figure out what you're doing. Today I have an envelope-making tutorial to share with you, using the FSJ Scoring Board, and I hope it'll inspire you to create some envelopes for yourself! 

The handy triangle and scoring tool are tucked away on the back side of the FSJ Scoring Board. You'll want to grab those first, and set the triangle onto the scoring board as shown in the above picture. 

 I generally create cards that are 4.25x5.5, which is an A2 size, so I looked at the chart to see that I needed to start with an 8x8 sheet of paper or cardstock. (See where the scoring tool is pointing?)

The chart showed me that I need to line my paper up at the 3 1/2 mark, so I aligned the bottom edge of cardstock as shown. 

 Then, I score straight down, along the notch where it says SCORE. (You'll want to use your other hand to keep the triangle piece secure while you score.) Are you with me so far? If I've lost you, don't worry - there's a video down below!
Next, turn your cardstock CLOCKWISE one turn. Line up the scored line with the horizontal edge of the notch. (Don't worry about that 3 1/2 line anymore.) Score again, straight down at the vertical edge of the notch.

Next, REPEAT! Turn clockwise again, line up at the horizontal notch edge, and score at the vertical notch edge.  

Once you've scored all four lines, use the FSJ Corner Rounder (which also cuts notches) or just a pair of scissors, and cut out the four corners. I've done two of them here in this photo. After that, you're ready to fold in your sides, and secure two of them with adhesive. 

Want to see this whole process in a quick one-minute video? 

And now, you're all set to add a beautiful handmade card to that envelope you created! 

For more information and inspiration on the FSJ Scoring Board, check out part 1 of a 3 video series all about the FSJ Scoring Board, straight from the FSJ studio! 

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