There is something about walking to the mailbox collecting the routine bills, penny saver, real estate mailers etc., and then surprise- a beautiful invitation. In our social media world, we have all received some form of an email invitation. These are certainly convenient and fun and can be sent out in a matter of minutes, but nothing replaces a “real” invitation. A more formal celebration calls for a traditional paper invitation.
1. Weight- A lined envelope feels heavier to the recipient and special.
2. Appearance- I love using liners to add another color, texture or sparkle to the envelope.
3. Simple- It’s Pretty!
I’m going to share with you an inexpensive way to line your own envelopes. I ordered invitations for my daughter’s graduation party from fine stationary and wanted to save a little (160.00) by lining my own envelopes.
You will need scissors, glue stick, brown paper bag, and gift wrapping paper
I found this paper at TJ Maxx for 3.99. I wanted something with a sparkle. I made a template by tracing the envelope on the paper bag and then I cut it out.
Cut out liners.
Carefully insert the liner inside of the envelope, you may have to trim a little if the liner does not fit perfectly
Once liner is inserted, fold envelope to form a crease, and then use glue stick to glue top part of the liner to the envelope.
If you have a lot of envelopes to line, invite a few friends over to help and spend the time catching up.
I picked up some wicked leopard print gift wrap and can’t wait to use it on my next project, I’m a leo and it would be perfect to line some note card envelopes or perhaps some invites for a little soiree.