Reported by Kim Fox
I make lots of cards, and I send lots of cards, and than means that I use lots of envelopes. What I have not done is make lots of envelopes. Adding the Kreate-a-lope -a template to make envelopes- to my craft tool stash could change that. Or at least give me more options for my envelope inventory.
There are templates for so many things and why not envelopes?
I initially wanted to purchased this template so that I could make envelopes to match the cards that I make. The envelope template that I have is the A2: standard invitation envelope (4 3/8 x 5 5/8). It is super simple to use. And if you are really good, you do not have to use scissors. That’s because you can just tear the paper along the edge of the template. For my projects, I used my paper cutter to cut the paper to the size of the template. Once you get your paper sized, all you have to do is fold and then seal the edges. Additionally, the company sells Lick & Stick that you can use to seal the envelope flap. I just used my tape adhesive.
The instructions are included on the package. But if you are still unsure, you can check out a video tutorial for the Kreate-a-lope. One thing to be careful about is making sure your template does not slip as you begin to fold the edges. It might mean that the edges will not be aligned. As for folding the edges, you can also use a bone folder to crease the edges. I really like this template because you really can’t go wrong. Just take your time and it’s easy peasy.
The company makes templates in other sizes too including business envelopes, 6×6 and A7, which is the standard greeting card size.
- You can use a variety of paper, including wrapping paper and cardstock
- It’s plastic, so if you need to mark on it, you can
- No scissors and no tracing
- You can purchase Lick & Stick to seal the envelopes; this is good for cards that you make to sell or give as gifts
- Could be a cost saver if you use lots of envelopes
- Template is for one size only, if you want other sizes, you’ll have to pay for additional templates
- In this economy, you may not want to spend the additional dollars on this item
Have you used the Kreate-a-lope template? If so, what are your thoughts on this craft tool? Leave us a comment and let us know!