Project of the day: Sophisticated Die-cut lacy Envelope using the Tonic Envelope dies( craft dies)

Today’s project is an envelope using the Tonic studio’s envelope dies – Delicate embrace and treasure token.

This envelope is suitable for wedding invitations, RSVP , small gift envelope and much more.

I used the small envelope to enclose/present a bookstub of my E-book to a friend.
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Materials needed

  • Emboosing/die-cutting machine (I used the crossover)
  • Tonic studio Envelope dies- Dimensions treasure token (small) or delicate embrace(large)
  • Liquid glue-Uhu
  • 250gms to 300gms cardstock

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INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: Place the outer envelope die(Large/small) with the cutting edge facing up, on the cutting mat of the die-cutting machine (You may need to rotate the die as shown in picture to fit). Place the card on top and then place the other mat, Adjust the pressure of the die-cutting machine and then cut the outer envelope shape.  (If using a different die-cutting machine, please follow the machine’s manual for cutting).

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STEP 2: Place the outer envelope shape on the cutting mat with the scored line(front of the envelope) facing upward. Place the detailed/ lacy die panel on the front of the envelope with the die-cutting edges facing the cardstock or paper. Use a masking tape to stick the die to the paper (because the die with cardstock will be flipped). Flip the cardstock and die, so that the die is at the base whilst the cardstock is on top( see picture).

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STEP 3: place the metal plate/shim(enables one to cut detailed and delicate designs on dies) on the envelope, place the other mat on the metal shim and then cut the design using the machine. After die-cutting the delicate design, remove the plates to reveal the delicate/lacy die-cut. remove small bits with a stylus tool.

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STEP 4: Fold  scored lines and use glue to secure flaps.

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To Vary

  • Cut a panel for the front of the lacy design and then glue it to the inside.

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  • Dies can used in diagonal or angular position.

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  • Dies can be used for bold design without lacy/detailed motif.

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