The template allows you to create four different sizes of envelopes: 2.6" X 4.1", 3.9" X 5.8", 4.5" X 6.4", and 4.7" X 6.7 ". You trace the outline of the size you want, cut it, then glue the side flaps to the bottom flap. The directions come in Japanese and English with pictures, so it's very easy to understand. The template itself is made of plastic but it is not flimsy.
I forgot to score all but the last envelope I made, and it makes a big difference! It makes folding much easier and the envelope looks 'cleaner'. I just used a manicure stick to score the edges. I didn't have a glue pen so I just used regular Elmer's glue - kind of messy but it works.
|4.5" X 6.4" and 3.9" X 5.8"|
|Pink envelope from Paper Source compared to the 4.5" X 6.4"|
|Stationery paper inside 3.9" X 5.8"|
I would recommend this template to anyone who wouldn't mind putting the extra time to make these. You could use any type of paper to make some really fun envelopes and make it a little more personalized. There are a couple more templates on JetPens.com and I'd love to get both gift box templates.