Hi everyone! Sorry for not posting yesterday, I've been a little under the weather. However, I'm making it up to you with a new DIY post! A decorative envelope liner is a quick and easy way to spruce up invitations or greeting cards. You can try different patterns, textures and colors of paper - just have fun with it! To start, you'll need envelopes, decorative paper of your choice (I chose the fun gold prints below from Paper Source), scissors, envelope liner templates, adhesive (I use this tape runner from Paper Source) and a pencil or pen.
For this project, I am using the A7 envelope template, which fits a standard 5x7 card. Place your template at the corner of your paper (you'll get more liners per sheet this way). I usually trace my liners on the back side of the paper to avoid any lines on the front.
Once you've traced your template, carefully cut along the lines.
Once you have your liners cut out, apply your adhesive along the top "V" of the liner. You don't have to apply adhesive to the bottom of it because it will tuck into the envelope.
After you've applied the adhesive, tuck the liner into the envelope. Be careful not to let the adhesive stick to the envelope until you have it in place. Once the liner is completely tucked into the envelope, close the envelope and apply pressure to make sure the liner is firmly attached to the envelope.
And there you have it! You've just transformed a boring envelope into a decorative and festive extension of your invitation or greeting card.
Continue the festive theme on the outside of the envelope by using washi tape or other decorative tape as your seal. Have fun with it! I trim the ends to make the tape a little more decorative. I love this gold dot washi tape from Paper Source - it's adorable!
Thanks for checking out this week's DIY project! Until next time...