Monday, October 25, 2010

Easy Envelope Liners

We get a lot of questions about the how-to's of lining envelopes. It's something that is so simple to do (really, it only adds a few minutes to your cardmaking time) and adds a huge statement to your card or invite. I figured with holiday cardmaking right around the corner, we could all use a little refresher course on how to create an envelope liner.

Step 1: Gather your envelopes and 12x12s (or whatever you are going to use to line your envelope - handmade paper works really well here too).

Step 2:
Trace around the outer edge of the envelope. I love the way the liners look in the deep V-flap of the PZ facets envelopes, but you can do this with any envelope shape or size.

Step 3: Cut out along the line, trim about an inch off the bottom so the liner will fit when you place it in the envelope.

Step 4: Place adhesive on the back of the liner and insert it in the envelope so just a little bit of the envelope shows around the edges. Once your liner is in place, press it down to be sure it is secure.

Step 5: Score the crease of the liner. I used the Scor-It Board, but you could also use a Bone Folder for this. Fold along the crease.

And that is all there is to it, so simple and easy. My friend who recently got married added envelope liners to all her invitations and I think it made such a beautiful presentation - it's the first thing you see when you open up an envelope! Hopefully this has inspired you to add that little special touch to your holiday cards, party invites and thank you notes. --Lauren

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