A skillfully lined envelope hints at the elegant invitation inside.

Tools and Materials

Decorative paper

Ruler

Bone folder

Paper cutter

Scrap paper

Glue stick

Lining an Envelope How-To

1. To make an envelope liner, 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, cut a sheet of paper to these dimensions.

2. Slip the paper into the envelope, and fold the corners down just below the glue line, using a bone folder to create sharp creases. Remove the paper from the envelope, and cut off the corners along the folds.

3. Insert liner sheet into envelope, and fold down flap. Lift up the envelope flap, keeping the liner folded. Slip a piece of scrap paper under the liner flap to protect envelope from glue. Run the glue stick over the edges of the back of the liner.

4. Slip out scrap paper. Close down the outer flap over liner, and rub with fingertip to adhere glue to flap.

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Comments (3)

Anonymous
July 29, 2009
This so neat I will have to try this
Anonymous
May 11, 2009
I love this idea. It's a great way to personalize your envelopes.
vanmills
May 10, 2009
I like the idea of photo liners for a nice little surprise when they're opened!