ENVELOPE LINER TUTORIAL
Have you seen all those cute envelope liners out there and wondered how can I do it?! Well, I don’t know about you, but I love the look of an envelope liner, it just adds that special touch to your letters or invites. I love adding flair to my products and letters and thank you cards are just another way to make your stuff stand out. Add them to your customer order notes, christmas cards, or love letters.
Buying liners can be expensive and are available everywhere from Etsy to Minted, but they are fairly inexpensive to make and that is why I decided to share this tutorial with you. All you need is a few basic craft supplies and the energy to get through 5 simple steps. So, lets get started.
The typical wedding invite is a 5×7, which uses an A7 envelope. Therefore, in this tutorial we will be making envelope liners that fit a A7 envelope. However, you can create different size envelope liners by using the same steps in this tutorial.
- Graphics: Haute Stock February Collection (Paid Subscription)
- Fonts: None
- Sizes: 8.5 x 11 inches
- Chipboard or Cardstock
- Paper you want to use as your envelope liners (Free template below)
- A7 Envelopes
- Glue Stick
- Xacto Knife
- Cutting Mat or surface
1. Trace your envelope
Trace your envelope onto the chipboard or cardstock with a pencil.
2. Cut out your template with an Xacto knife
Place your chipboard or cardstock onto a cutting mat and cut out the trace marks with an Xacto knife. Tip: For clean and straight cuts use a ruler placed on the trace lines to help guide your cuts.
3. Trim the envelope
Trim 3/4 inches off the bottom & 1/8 inches off each side of your envelope template so that your liner fits snug.
4. Trace your template onto your paper
Use your new template to trace around the paper you chose to line the envelope. Make sure you use the backside when tracing so your marks are not seen. In this example, I used some pretty paper I had already purchased at the craft store.
5. Place the liner paper in your envelope
This is the last step! All that is left is placing your lined paper in your envelope and gluing! After you place the lined paper in your envelope, FOLD IT OVER, then glue with a tape runner or glue stick. That’s it! Use different lined paper to create custom unique looks for your envelopes.
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