Lining envelopes is one of those things that seems difficult, but is really so simple. It makes such a huge impact on correspondence, hand-made invitations or cards sent to friends and family.
A liner truly takes your note or card up a notch… And you will look très artistic!
When you have mastered the technique (and see how easy it is), you may never resort to a plain white envelope again.
Courtesy Whispers of the Heart
Rossi1931 decorative paper works beautifully as a liner, but certainly any scrapbook paper or wrapping paper would work as well. A pair of scissors, a ruler and a glue stick (Coccoina works wonderfully)… and that is all you truly need.
- Choose a paper you love
- Measure the width of your envelope, and subtract 1/4 inch.
- For the length, fold back the flap of the envelope, and measure from the bottom of envelope to tip of flap, just under the gummed strip. Using a paper cutter or scissors, cut a sheet of paper to these dimensions.
- Slide the paper into the envelope, and fold the corners down just below the glue line, making sharp creases. (Or use a bone folder to score)
- Remove the paper from the envelope, and cut off the corners along the folds.
- Slip liner into envelope and center.
- Holding liner and envelope in place, fold flap over and crease.
- Lift envelope flap, and apply glue to back of liner flap with glue stick.
- Fold envelope flap back down, smoothing to adhere to liner.
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