Creating your own envelope liners is an easy way to really elevate your card making. Not only does it make the envelope feel nice and sturdy, but it also gives a "wow" factor when you open the envelope! Today we are going to show you how to create a liner template for any size envelope! 



DIY envelope liners supplies


To get started, we are going to choose some patterned papers to go with the envelopes we are lining. We chose envelopes in the colors Parcel Wrap, True White, Paver Red, Brown Box Kraft, and Whip Cream.


DIY envelope liners Paper Choices


Take a sheet of white cardstock and trace your envelope onto the sheet. 

 Tracing envelope onto cardstock


Measure the top of your envelope where the sealing strip is so that you can be sure your liner will sit below the sealing glue. 


Measuring glue strip on envelope


Using that measurement, draw a line across the top of your liner template. 


Drawing guidelines on envelope liner template


Then measure 1/4" from the left and right side of your envelope and draw a line on each side. 


Drawing guidelines on envelope liner template


Next, measure 1/4" on the diagonal sections at the top and draw a line. 


Drawing guidelines on envelope liner template


Cut out your template with scissors. 


Cutting out envelope liner template


Check to make sure your template fits in your envelope. 


Checking template fit


Now trace your liner template onto the back of a piece of patterned paper. Do not worry if your lines aren't perfect. No one will see them once you are done. 


Tracing template onto patterned paper for envelope liner


Cut your liner out around the lines you traced. 


Cutting out envelope liner on patterned paper


Add a strip of adhesive to the very top of the envelope liner. Since the rest of the liner will sit inside the envelope, there is no need to glue the sides of the liner. Gluing it at the top only will allow it to sit securely, but still fold properly when you close the envelope.


Adding adhesive to envelope liner


Insert the liner with adhesive into the envelope and line it up just below where the glue strip is. 


Adding envelope liner to envelope


If you need a better visual, you can watch the whole process video below! 



Just that easy! Look how beautiful these envelopes are with their new flair! Now just add a card and send it off in the post to make someone's day! 


Lined envelopes from Cardstock Warehouse


To make things easier, we created a template for each envelope size we carry so we can have them on hand anytime we want to line an envelope. 


Stack of envelope liner templates

Finished envelopes with liners


Making your own cards and envelope liners? We would love to see them! Tag us in your creations on Facebook and Instagram using hashtag #cardstockwarehouse for a chance to be feature on our page. 

Happy Crafting! 



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