It’s no secret I am a sucker for paper products—and envelope liners are no different.
But, adding extra flair to your envelopes can really add up quickly. So with the holiday season almost upon us—and an ever growing list of weddings to attend based on the number of Facebook engagement posts I see—I thought I’d show you one of my favorite tricks in the book: how to line your own envelopes.
Unlike some envelope liner template kits, which generally only work for standard-size envelopes, this method will work for any envelope you have. And the best part? It’s practically free.
All you’ll need to pull this off is:
- 1 Piece of Cardstock
- Envelopes—I used these.
- Paper for Liners—I used scrapbook paper.
- Double-Sided Tape
Now, while I used scrapbook paper to create my liners, the possibilities really are endless. For instance, my boss lined her wedding invitation envelopes herself with a vintage map of Milwaukee, where their ceremony was to take place.
You could also do a family photo, an image you print out from the Internet, wrapping paper, wall paper leftovers—you get the idea!
Step One. Trace your envelope on a piece of cardstock. I made mine touch the edge on one side so there was less to cut. #easy
Step Two. Cut off half-an-inch from each right and left side of the traced envelope, and an inch from the bottom. This way, your liner fits into the envelope without being too snug.
Step Three. Trace template onto your paper for the liner. I traced it on the back so that you couldn’t see the pen lines, and was able to trace my template onto this size paper (11 x 11″) twice.
Step Four. Put double-sided tape right below the envelope glue. Line the envelope liner up with the tape, then press firmly to affix liner to envelope. Fold the envelope like normal, address, and send!