We have added some pretty new papers to to our wedding stationery collections after many lovely people enquired whether we had anything that would coordinate with our stationery. We will be expanding the papers across all of the ranges over time.
So now that we have these new papers we thought it would be useful to also provide you with a ‘How To’ guide on making the liners.
What you’ll need:
1. Envelope Liner template. Click one of the following links to download an appropriate template that matches our envelopes:
- envelope-template 160×114
- envelope-template 184×133
- envelope-template 150×150
- envelope-template 125×125
2. Paper for your liners (patterned paper) You could use one of our coordinated papers or you could use some pretty wrapping paper, or anything that suits your mood.
3. Glue stick (preferably a dry glue otherwise things can get quite messy!).
4. Scissors or paper cutting guillotine.
How to make envelope liners:
Pick the correct template size for the envelopes you have. Our templates are intended to be printed onto an A4 sheet.
Print out your template onto the thickest card that your printer can handle (as you’ll be using it a lot and it needs to be robust). Alternatively, print the template directly onto the pretty paper, by swapping your usual printer paper with the pretty paper.
I find it better to print the template onto the reverse of the pretty paper so that any of the markings are not visible if you do not cut straight!
Cut out your template by following the dotted lines.If you have printed direct onto the paper skip step 3, as you have made your first liner!
Draw around your template onto the liner paper, and cut out your envelope liners.
Our paper sheets come in A4 size (297 x 210mm) and the size of your envelope will determine the number of liners you’ll be able to get out of each sheet. You can usually only get 1 envelope liners out of each A4 sheet. If you want to be a bit more frugal you can crop the bottom edge of the template to fit two templates onto an A4 sheet, as long as the bottom edge of your liner is below the lowest point of your envelope then no one will notice.
Start cutting out your liners either with scissors (or guillotine if you have one).
If you want, there are tools that can cut a neat curve on your liner point so that it mirrors the edge of the envelope. I use this one, but it is quite fiddly and requires the point to be a specific triangle angle. I have never used another version so I don’t know whether other tools are any better, but I’m not yet convinced this is efficient.
Insert each liner into your envelopes. Using only a little bit of glue, secure your liners to the envelopes. Make sure that the liners are stuck lower than the sticky glue line of your envelopes or the envelope may not stick closed.
Finally carefully fold the envelopes, to make a crease in your liners.
I have used the Stripes paper range in this blog.
And there you have it, it is as easy as that! So simple but so effective.