Sunday, April 21

Kreate-A-Lope: A Review

Hello all!  First off, I meant to get this post up sooner but what a beautiful weekend to get the garden in shape, so I will have a slight delay in the Make-Something-Monday series to give this some air time on the blog.

I was asked to review a product for a start-up company and usually I do not except, but . . . it was a quick envelope maker!  When Nick mentioned a free sample, I was all there!
 Below is the plastic piece.  The great thing about it is that you can see where your front is.  Plus it is super quick. 
I embedded the video on how-to below.
I have to say I loved the product!  I recommend that you consider supporting the maker.  He is involved with raising funds to make a wider variety of envelope templates using the GreenSneakers site.  For complete information, please check out the link here.
And just so you know, I know most of the videos on youtube show people making envelopes from the center of a page.  It works best that way, but you can do it on the edge.  I made a stack of Chinese menu envelopes to work out the kinks, and I only had to trim the edges on a few of them. 

Take a look, make your own decision!
My Best,


  1. Wow, that was easy! Rip, glue, done!

  2. I own one of these that I have had for probably 10 years or more. I don't use it that much (but may have to get it back out now...), but I would say that it has held up really well, despite being made out of plastic.

  3. I got a card-sized one and so far, so good. I used thicker scrapbooking paper so the tearing didn't go so well but I really didn't mind using scissors and my bone folder. Great idea!

  4. I signed up for the Kickstarter project. I am a big fan of the process there and have supported over 20 projects.

    1. Thanks for your support Derrick!
      ~Nick (Inventor)

  5. I have been using two of these (different sizes) for at least 10 years. I prefer to use scissors on my edges, it just looks a little neater, but they have held up quite well and have not warped at all. I recommend them highly!

  6. THAT'S FANTASTIC. Running over to Kickstarter to back it now!! I so hope it gets funded!

  7. Oh now I'm confused... why is there a kickstarter for a product that already exists?

  8. Oh man, I am really jumping the gun on commenting before researching, haha. XD The Kickstarter is for new sizes. Got it.

  9. Thank you for sharing! Just made me feel wanting one..