In Full Bloom Envelope Liner How-To

Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2010

There are two sizes. Print clip art onto letter-weight 11-by-17-inch (outer envelope) or 8 1/2-by-11-inch (reply card and save-the-date envelopes) paper. 

If your printer does not handle the larger size, copy the clip art onto a disc or thumb drive, and take it to a copy shop or office-supply store with a printing department. 

If you are using a Mac, open and print the file using the Preview application.

Tools and Materials

Letter-weight 11-by-17-inch or 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper
Large Rose Envelope Liner PDF
Small Rose Envelope Liner PDF
Large Tulip Envelope Liner PDF
Small Tulip Envelope Liner PDF
Large Ranunculus Envelope Liner PDF
Small Ranunculus Envelope Liner PDF
Bone folder
Glue stick

Envelope Liner How-To
1. Measure your open envelope from the inside edge of the gummed strip at the point of the flap to the bottom edge of the envelope itself; then measure the width of the envelope. Use a paper trimmer to cut a sheet of paper to those dimensions. 

2. Slide the cut sheet into the envelope. Fold both corners down at the top, aligning the folds with the bottom edge of the gummed strip. Crease with a bone folder. 

3. Take the paper out of the envelope, and cut along the creases with the paper trimmer. Use this as a guide to help you cut the liners from decorative paper. To add the liners, insert the cut decorative paper into the envelope, and fold where the envelope flap folds over; crease with a bone folder. Apply glue from a glue stick to the back of the liner paper along the top angled edges only, and press the paper gently to the envelope flap.

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