Username Post: Need Envelope Help!        (Topic#1593715)
New Kid On the Block
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Hello! I have a lot of penpals and I like to make envelopes for them using scrapbook paper. I recently discovered Scrapbook.com and bought some very pretty double-sided paper from the We R Memory Keepers Country Livin' collection. I like the idea of my penpals opening up the envelope and seeing a complementary design inside.

My problem is that when I fold the edges of this paper to create the envelope, the design layer separates from the cardstock beneath and I'm left with an edge that isn't crisp. Is there a technique to smooth this down again? Am I doing something wrong?

Any advice would be much appreciated.


 
Rosita
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In response to swanjun

It would probably help to score the pp before folding it.


 
New Kid On the Block
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In response to Rosita

I should have mentioned that I *am* scoring it. I'm using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.

Sorry for the omission!

ETA: A friend has just informed me that I should have had the inside of the envelope facing down on the punch board, but I had the opposite. I'm gonna try again this way and see what happens.


Edited by swanjun on 01-24-14 06:29 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
AmyWho
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In response to swanjun

Do you mean the edges that you cut when you originally cut your square? Then it shows on some edges when you get it folded up? I keep running my bone folder along them and it usually smoothes out some.


 
RedSquirrel
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In response to AmyWho

Yes, the side that you score should be the outside of the fold, not the inside. I needed to have that pointed out to me many years ago too. It isn't intuitive, is it? Good luck!


 
New Kid On the Block
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In response to RedSquirrel

  • RedSquirrel Said:
Yes, the side that you score should be the outside of the fold, not the inside. I needed to have that pointed out to me many years ago too. It isn't intuitive, is it? Good luck!



Yeah, I thought it would fold easier if I did it the other way. Lesson learned!

This evening, I tried scoring the *outside* and it worked like a charm! Thanks to all who replied.


 
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