Hello! It’s Jennifer with a fun and easy way to spice up your outgoing happy mail! Ever since I could remember, I’ve been obsessed with lining envelopes. I think it was the myriad hours I spent watching Martha Stewart Living as a kid that got me into it. If you’ve never made an envelope liner before, I’m going to walk you through how I like to make mine.
- For this project, you’ll need:
- An envelope
- Patterned paper from your favorite Popfizzpaper kit
- Tombow Permanent Adhesive Tape Runner
- Bone folding tool
- Scissors or paper trimmer
- Corner rounder (optional)
This method can be adapted for any type of envelope or even envelopes you make yourself. I made this yellow envelope because I didn’t have any in my stash that matched the August Popfizzpaper kit, and I wanted to send my mother in law a quick note on one of the journaling cards along with some snapshots of her grandkids.
I got lucky with my envelope and the angle of the corner of the paper matched the angle of the envelope flap. I lightly marked with a pencil the width of the envelope, so I knew how wide to trim my liner. Repeat with a light pencil mark on the bottom of the envelope as well, and cut your liner down to size. Be sure to trim the liner just a bit narrower than the envelope so you can easily slide it in.
If you are using an envelope with a different shaped flap, start by cutting your paper down to the width of the envelope. Next stick your paper in the envelope and turn it over. Trace the flap of the envelope lightly with your pencil onto the patterned paper and cut. Also trim approximately half an inch off the bottom of your liner. You may need to trim additional from the bottom after you reinsert the liner into the envelope to make room for the envelope glue.
Regardless of which of the two methods you used to cut your liner, stick the cut liner back inside your envelope and fold the envelope flap closed. Use your bone folder tool along the top fold to ensure that you have a nice neat fold on your envelope liner.
Before taping your liner in the envelope, I like to use a corner rounder on the top of the liner’s flap because I think it looks a little more finished that way.
Lift the envelope flap back up, leaving your envelope liner folded. Use your Tombow Permanent Adhesive Tape Runner to place a strip of adhesive along the reverse side of your envelope liner towards the fold and along the outline of the flap. Fold the envelope flap back down and run your bone folding tool over the envelope flap again. Lift it back up and voila! You just made a really cute lined envelope!
Do you have a signature way that you like to finish your outgoing happy mail? Do you line your envelopes too, or do you something special to the outside? I want to see! Please tag me on Instagram @paprikaplans or post to our Popfizzpaper Fans Facebook group!