I received my envelope maker a few days ago, and just love it. I agree with everything in the detailed review above, but don't have a problem with the fact that it doesn't handle larger sizes of paper.
I mostly make the standard A2 size cards, so this is perfect for me. Very occasionally I make a larger card for one of my grandkids, but then it is only a 5 x7, and the board will handle the paper to make an envelope for this size card just fine.
I have the Martha Stewart board with the envelope template, and if I need to make a really large envelope, which is not at all likely, I can use it.
The ease of use is amazing! I love not having to get out my corner punch to round the corners, and having to cut out the little notches with scissors. This little gadget does it all - and does it beautifully.
Definitely this is the best tool I have purchased since I got my Cuttlebug! You get a lot of bang for your buck!
The Punch Board does exactly what it is designed for. I love the fact that everything is right on the board and I don't have to go looking for the size charts. If you are a cm user instead of inches, there is an adhesive overlay that can be applied to the board.
Making the scoring lines takes a little practice. Because you can't really feel it with your fingers, you have to learn exactly where to begin scoring at the top. Also, don't press too hard with the scoring bone if using thin paper because it would be fairly easy to cut it.
I am looking forward to making many envelopes that actually fit my cards and also on scrapbook layouts. The possibilities are endless!
I had my eye on this for awhile. I have to say, I am so glad I finally bought it. I've made envelopes by measuring and using a regular scoreboard, but this takes a fraction of the time to make a perfect envelope. Everything you need is right there in a compact package -- the score line and bone folder (which is conveniently stored in a slot on the side), the notch cutter, the corner rounder, and dozens of measurements for different sized envelopes. Easy Peasy! I will get a ton of use out of this, not only for envelopes for cards that I make, but also to make envelopes for scrapbook pages and other projects. Nice job, WRMK!
This makes envelope making so easy and quick! I've made quite a few envelopes and so far I haven't found any size discrepancies. However, the first couple of practice cards I made did score wrong. I finally figured out that you only have to measure for the first cut and score. After that you work by rotating the paper and just lining up the score line with the little point. Once I figured that out I was good to go and no more issues. Just have to read those directions real good. I would definitely recommend this product. Another plus is that it also includes a corner rounder that comes in real handy. I love how the little scoring tool stores right in the product for easy access too.
I love this little invention. I can make any size envelope with this board. I like making greeting cards but the cards always had to be made to fit the envelope size. Now I can make any size card I want and can also make an envelope to fit that card exactly. I always used to be stuck buying envelopes in the colors they had in the stores. Now I can take my scrapbook paper and make a pretty little envelope with it in less than 2 minutes. I love this envelope punch board so much!!!!
After waiting months for this tool to come to the big chain craft stores because I knew I could get it most economically from them, I got excited when I saw that scrapbook.com had them and went ahead and purchased 3 of them from scrapbook.com. Other than the fact that I thought the Envelope Punch Board was going to be a little larger, maybe the size of Martha's scoring board. I am satified with this product. I am not happy that I purchased it from scrapbook.com because their postage is rediculous and I feel I should have waited and put the money they got for postage on an Envelope Punch Board for another fellow crafter. YES, it was that much! A tip for my fellow crafters, there are too many companies out there that offer free shipping when you spend as low as $25 or $50. This company charges top dollar for postage and still sends the items as slow as possible.
WRMK had a great idea with this board. The sizing chart is great, they provide a sticker you can attach to the front for those of you using the metric system, and they include a nice pictorial guide to get you started.
I've been aching to get my hands on this tool since it was debuted at CHA Winter 2013, so I gave it a thorough test run today. Here are my takes on it:
* Score lines are easy to line up
* Punching mechanism is very smooth
* Cushioned pads under the board at all 4 corners and the center will keep it stationary on most surfaces
* A huge assortment of envelope sizes to choose from (66 to be exact)
* The board is just too small to handle the larger sheets of paper. (Its small size makes it impossible to make a complete score line from end to end on larger papers.)
* No receptacle under the punch to catch the paper clippings, so they end up on your table
If you make a lot of smaller envelopes, this is definitely a tool you'll want to invest in. If larger envelopes are your forte, I would suggest that you wait for We R Memory Keepers to update this version and make it larger (and I sincerely hope they will). If this board could comfortably handle a 12 x 12 sheet of paper, I'd be singing its praises. But alas, WRMK has a bit more fine tuning to do before this tool becomes a must have.
Reading thru many of the reviews here - it seems buyers have not tried making several different sizes of envelopes; or I believe their review would read differently!!:)
The charts on the board itself gives some WRONG info about what size your paper needs to be on several of the env. dimensions. *sigh*
Another 'con' is that it does not hold larger pcs. of paper well and it is hard to find & use the score line w/ larger pcs; as they 'fall off' the board & you have to compensate...
My recommendation if you have this board? Use plain white paper and experiment first! I have wasted several pcs. of 'pretty paper' that turn out the 'wrong size'!
Wish their Q.C. dept. would have checked EVERY dimension BEFORE production!
The idea itself is brilliant I think; but having so many wrong dimensions has made me disappointed in WRMK!
PS~ **Some of the dimensions ARE Correct!, esp. on the smaller env's. ~ and it is pretty cool not to have to use env. 'templates' anymore ; )
I just received my envelope punch board about a week and a half ago and absolutely love it so far. I've been playing around with it making all different sizes of envelopes from the very smallest gift card size to the largest one that's 6-1/4" x 9". I love how they tell you right on the board the size of the card (or whatever it is you're putting in there) that the envelope will hold. So the one that says 3x4, for example, will actually be big enough to hold a 3x4 photo, card, journaling spot or whatever. Sure, the board isn't large enough to do the scorelines that are called for on the two long sides of the largest card, but it was easy enough for me to just line it up on my Martha Stewart board and finish scoring the line. No big deal. I also love that this awesome tool has instructions on how to make 66 different sizes of envelopes! I am not even really a cardmaker either. I mean I've made some cards here and there, but I am more of a scrapbooker than anything. I got this envelope punch board to use the envelopes on my layouts, in my December Dailies and mini albums. And for the occasional card that I might make. Plus the fact that you can also make file folders with it is another extra bonus. This is a new cool scrappy tool that I know I'll get a lot of use out of.
I have been anxiously waiting for the release of this product. The ONLY "problem" is that I am left handed and this is a right handed product only. I have already used this to make an envelope and it turned out perfect. I cant wait to make several different sized cards now!
I am really happy with the customer service with Scrapbook.com & have recommended them & the maker to all my friends.
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