(Closed) DIY Envelope Liners

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i just used a glue stick because i wanted to glue the entire top part down, however i am partial to terricially tacky tape that i get at Micheals. it’s basically a thin double sided tape that i’m using to attach the ribbon on my invites. can’t even tell it’s there and sticks like glue

Post # 5
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Newbee

Once again, Paper Source has some great solutions.  They have little tiny white squares that you can’t see and they are permanent.  A roll of 500 is only around $5.

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I used a clear UHU gluestick!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I either used a standard white glue stick (the kind kids use in school) or scotch double-sided tape.  I like the glue stick because it’s easy and quick (just make sure you have something underneath the edges in case you go a little over the edge) it doesn’t leave a “wet look” like liquid glue would.  And I like the double-sided tape because it is less messy, I have a separate tape dispenser for the double-sided tape and just use it to cut off small pieces for the liners.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I used one of those permanent adhesive rollers– very quick and easy!

One tip I would have would be to insert the liner, and make the fold where the flap goes with a bone folder.  Then, with your liner folded down, put the adhesive on the three sides of the liner.  Then, fold your envelope flap down onto the liner, so it sticks, and press out from the center.  This worked much better for me, rather than putting on the adhesive and then folding the top of the liner back up to stick to the flat flap.

Does that make sense?  Had some bubbles/creases when I did it the other way, before I learned the secret.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with jhphi completely on working on them while already inside the envelope.  I did mine a bit differently in that I flipped the envelope over with the flap flipped up, but it worked MUCH better with no creases.  I tried to do a tutorial for a friend on my blog with some photos that might explain it a bit better.  It’s about halfway down the post:

http://craftysmurfette.com/2009/09/20/envelope-liners/

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

i also used a glue stick & just on the top edge. it worked great!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I used 3 strips (2 on the side, 1 center) of double sided tape adhesive tabs. It was super easy.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

don’t bother is my vote. Less is  more.  Use color somewhere else.  Add those little colored hearts or something.  Don’t mess w/the envelop.e

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

To try and make them less expensive, I made mine from wrapping paper! I made a template from Cardboard and traced it on the wrapping paper and then cut it out.  I got the wrapping paper from the dollar store, and got about 25 liners from each roll. 

I agree with inserting the liner in the envelope, folding the crease, and then anchoring it with the tape.  Another quick trick – the liner does not need to go all the way down to the bottom of the envelope, it only needs to go down as far as the envelope is open.  No one will notice and it will save you a ton of paper in the process!

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I used a gluestick and they turned out amazing!  These were for my son’s birthday last month! 

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Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I used double-coated paper tape. It’s super easy to use, doesn’t cause any wrinkling or become less adhesive in different weather conditions. It’s also archival, so if people want to hang on to your invites as a keepsake they won’t fall apart or yellow! Here’s a link to a kind I use…

http://www.pearlpaint.com/shop-Pearl-Sketch-Clipboard_972_970.html

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