(Closed) Invitation Liner DIY

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hm, martha stewart weddings had a section devoted to invitations awhile ago, featuring a whole page on envelope liners (I think it included instructions).  I would go to her website and search "envelope liners". Good luck!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I think there have been some tutorials on here, but it’s pretty simple. If you’re not using a pre-made envelope liner template (Paper Source has them for their envelopes), cut off the sticky part of the envelope flap and the bottom and sides, so you’re left with a square (what you would normally write the address on) and a triangle on top (now without the sticky part). You can then trace around the stencil onto whatever paper you’re lining your envelopes with, and cut it out. Fit it into the envelope (with the pretty side of the paper facing towards you) and fold the flap down, making sure that the liner is flush with the envelope. You can use a glue stick to glue the triangle part of the liner to the triangle part of the envelope.

I think I’ve probably confused you. I have a tutorial with pictures on my blog — PM me if you’d like to see it.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Here’s the easy way I’ve done it in the past:

Take a piece of cardstock.  Grab your envelope and trace it completely unfolded (triangle sticking out) on the cardstock and cut out.  Then trim 1/4 inch off the the left, right, and two peaks of the triangle.  You got a stencil then.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

It also helps if you use a bone folder to score the liner before you glue it into the envelope.  That way it just fits perfectly into the fold of the envelope and looks much nicer

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I did my envelopes the way above with a heavy piece of cardstock. I then used a paper cutter (from AC Moore, like 15 bucks for a good one), and used the carstock as a stencil. I’ve heard of using wrapping paper, but I actually just used gold vellum.

Another trick- double sided tape. When you’ve got all the liners cut out, place one in the envelope facing you, fold the top of the envelope back away from you, put double sided tape on the edges of the liner, and just press down! If you’ve got it centered right with the stencil, every liner should work! It’s so so easy, and doesn’t take long… good luck!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

i got my idea from another bee member on one of the posts where she created her own envelope liner. So I just used Word and I wanted the word "love" repeated over and over in pink. I printed the liners on recycled paper (ivory color) and cut each one to the size of the envelope.  It was easy and fast to do.  I use the scraps for the seal.  I have pictures of it if you like to see it. I cannot post the pictures so email if you like to see it.

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