There are so many creative and elegant ways to dress up your stationery, from return addressing with your favorite personalized stamp, to creating a unique look of your own with washi tape. One of our favorite ways to make your snail mail or invitations stand apart is with envelope liners, but lined envelopes can often be out of budget, especially if you’re planning to spend a lot of invitations. So today we’re sharing with your how to make your own envelope liners to add color and texture to your invitations!
What you’ll need:
- Plain envelopes
- Your choice of wrapping paper
- A pen and a marker
- A ruler
How to make them:
1. The first step when making your envelope liners is to create your liner template. Take a spare envelope, your ruler and a pen and outline where you will later cut your envelope. With the flap side up, draw a straight line on the left and right sides of the envelope from the corner on the envelope flap to the bottom of the envelope. Next, draw a straight line across the bottom of the envelope. Finally, trace just outside of the adhesive on the envelope flap. Once your envelope is marked, use your scissors to trim off the excess envelope, using the guidelines you just created.
2. Next, use your liner template and a marker to trace the template onto the back side of your wrapping paper. Repeat this step as much as necessary to create as many liners as you need. Once you’re done, cut out each liner.
3. After your liners are cut out, you’ll then insert them into your envelopes, decorative side up. Once your liners are perfectly in place, fold the wrapping paper covering the envelope flap down, following the envelope’s crease. Unfold and use your adhesive to make the wrapping paper hold to the envelope.
4. Your envelope liners are now complete! Choose your favorite return address stamp and stamp each of your envelopes, using a scrap piece of paper first to test each impression.
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And that’s all there is to it! Making your own envelope liners is not only simple, but can also be done efficiently. If you’re sending out baby shower or wedding invitations, grab a group of your closest friends and ask for their help! It’s a fun, crafty project anyone can pick up on and will be easy to enjoy. We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s tutorial! Come back soon!