July 31, 2020 2 min read

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! 

Supplies:

 

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! 

Erica

 


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