(Closed) Tempting to do envelope liners myself…worth it?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
275 posts
Helper bee

So easy and something you can do in front of the TV without thinking. I think the most difficult part is cutting them out. Other than that it’s a breeze.


Post # 4
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I did my own. Super quick and easy. I only did like 15, so it took me maybe 6-7 minutes to get them all cut out.

Post # 5
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s easy, but bear in mind it will add to the cost (both of the liner paper and it’ll add weight to the package which may result in higher postage).

The other thing is, guests probably won’t really see the lining when they open the envelope–although you can use a sticker of some sort on the tip of the flap only instead of sealing the envelope to help ensure they get the full effect!

Post # 7
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did liners, and if anything, they made me happy.  I did an inner/outer envelope and used them on the inner envelope, which I closed with a sticker so people didn’t just take a letter opener to them. 

I also did “cheater” liners, which were essentially a 5×5″ square, with a corner punch rounding on the top.  They weight less, and it’s way easier to slice up squares than cut out the gable tops.  I have pics posted in my DIY if you want to take a peek.

Post # 8
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was debating on doing liners too, but in the end I think it would make me really sad to know that I put all of that time and money into something that is just going to get thrown away in the end.

I thought about getting a large stamp and stamping a pattern onto the flap/into the envelope a bit to get somewhat of the same look for less money and less time. Not sure if I will do that either though.


Post # 9
662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I did my own liners and loved the way it came out. They were super easy to install & IMO really added to the overall look.

Post # 11
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Do it! Crazy easy and cheap way to give your invitations a polished touch. You won’t have to worry about the weight unless you have a bajillion inserts or are including paper that is extra heavy.

Post # 12
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was dreading doing liners after how long my invites took, but it was so simple. I cut apart an envelope to make a template for the liner, traced it onto paper and then used glue “tape” to stick it in. It took me about 45 minutes to do 40 large and 40 RSVP envelopes.

Post # 15
827 posts
Busy bee

I think the actual invite envelope (with the sticker holding it closed) is usually placed inside a traditionally-sealed envelope.

Post # 16
1736 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I just finished up doing Alice in Wonderland liners for shower invites and it was super easy. I bought a package of templates from Paper Source for $10.95 and sat down and used an Xacto knife (much quicker than scissors) to cut out 60 inserts. It was super easy.

To avoid the “open from the top” issue, I just used cute stickers to close the flaps so that people can easily open the envelope without ripping it!

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