How to Line Envelopes

Lining envelopes is a simple way to add a little extra color, texture and luxury to your invitations and stationery.  You can purchase templates, but personally, I don’t think they’re worth the expense.  It’s so easy to line your own with this step by step.
Cut your paper just shy of the width of the envelope, and the same length of the open envelope.
Insert “liner.”
From the fold of the envelope, to the bottom of the glued portion of the envelope, create a fold on both sides.
Remove the liner. Using a paper cutter, cut just inside those folds.
Insert the liner and allow it to fold naturally, creasing the liner.
Pull the liner forward and using double stick tape {as shown} or glue, outline just above the crease and below the glue on both sides and fold your envelope to seal the liner.
Each liner takes 3-4 minutes, but is totally worth the effort to give your stationery a rich feel.

Julie Blanner is the voice behind Coordinately Yours, a stylish lifestyle blog filled with do-it-yourself inspiration for effortless entertaining, home design and thoughtful gift-giving.

9 Comments

  • Reply January 5, 2013

    Rachel Lawson

    Thank you for sharing this! This is just what I needed to see right now! Love the blog!

    xo
    Rachel
    picklesandchapstick.blogspot.com

  • Reply January 5, 2013

    Julie Blanner

    Thanks Rachel!

  • Reply January 8, 2013

    CitrusPressCo.

    I’ve been looking for glitter paper and can only find the thick type. Can you share where you got yours. I love this idea!

  • Reply January 8, 2013

    Coordinately Yours

    Paper Source by the large sheet {2×3′, I think}. You can also purchase it in wrapping paper form there and at Michael’s. Enjoy!

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Nikki

    Hi, what is the name of the color liner that you used? It’s a pretty gold color. The one on paper source is a very yellowish gold color.

    • Reply February 21, 2014

      Julie

      Hi Nikki! I wonder if they’ve updated it since I’ve used it. Try Michaels…they had one as well. Also, Paper Source has glitter wrapping paper, I wonder if that’s a softer gold?

    • Reply February 21, 2014

      Julie

      Found some! Use their search tool & type “gold glitter” it comes in 12×12 now.

  • Reply February 21, 2014

    Nikki

    Thank you Julie!!

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