(Closed) How much did you save with DIY envelope liners?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I ordered my envelopes from CardsAndPockets.com and decided at the last minute to order lined envelopes. It was about $1.00 more per envelope, and you know what? I am SO glad I did it. They came today and they look fantastic, and it was totally worth the time I’d have spent DIYing it.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was planning to use the paper source envelopes liners that were about .50 each, but they ended up being discontinued.  I bought this flat gift wrap in the same print and cut them myself.  I was able to get 20 liners out of each sheet of wrapping paper, so about .13 cents each. 

I cut 5″X5″ squares, and then rounded the top corner for my A6 envelopes.  Worked our perfectly.  I figured nobody was going to look way in side the envelope to see if my liners covered the whole way.  I used a high quality, thick envelope, so you couldn’t see the edge from the outside either.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I completely DIYed my invitations. The DIY liners ended up being 59 cents each. You could do them for less; depending on the type of paper you choose, and if you get the paper on sale. You can see my complete breakdown here.

Post # 7
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286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I haven’t done my invitations yet, but i made my thank you notes and DIY’ed the envelopes using wrapping paper that i found in a really cute design. 

I basically just traced the envelope and then made it about half inch smaller on all sides.  It did take some time to trace, cut out, and glue them inside the envelopes, but the roll of wrapping paper was only $3 and I made 100 liners and still had wrapping paper left over!

Post # 8
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee

I have a girlfriend who used wrapping paper for her invites, it took 2 rolls (so about 5$) for all her envelopes, and they look amazing!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Sorry, this is semi off-topic. Am I the only one that doesn’t get what’s so great about lined envelopes? I mean, is it just to look pretty? I just don’t see the appeal, no offense.

Post # 12
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1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m debating on doing this, but only if it won’t take an enormous amount of time or money. My envelopes are already colored and I’m doing wrap around labels, so doing this may take too much of my time.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We made ours for a steal! We went to Joann’s when they were having a 5 for $1 scrapbook paper sale (the 12×12 size). We were able to fit 4 envelope liners for each sheet, so each envelope liner was only 5 cents each!

Fiance and I sat there and completed cutting them out in an hour (100 of them). The only thing we have left to do is adhere it to the actual envelopes when we get the envelopes back from our calligrapher. 

Here’s the tutorial I made! http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-envelope-liner-template

Post # 14
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411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I used wrapping paper too. I think the lined envelopes really brought together the whole look of the invites..and I’ve kinda become addicted to lined envelopes! I’ll be lining a lot more now I think 🙂

Post # 15
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1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wrapping paper will work.  Hallmark is having buy 1 get one for $0.99 on all wrapping paper right now. 

Post # 16
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407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

DIYed our liners too- surprisingly easy and does not take that long to do. I also used my own template that I traced on thicker paper, which allowed me to trace and cut out on the liner paper. We splurged on fancy shimmery paper, but it still only came out to be about 30 cents per liner. As others posted above, you can even find nice wrapping paper to use, and it would be even cheaper!

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