How to line an envelope

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Ever wondered how to make your card just a little bit more special?

Creating a lining for an envelope is a very simple way to add a bit of sparkle to a special card.

And the good news? It’s really simple :)

And what’s even better, if you don’t have any pretty paper lying around, you can download a gorgeous hand-lettered lining for free. Keep reading!

It’s a girl card with pink lined envelope and pencil

You will need

  1. The envelope you want to line
  2. Some patterned paper
  3. A pencil
  4. A ruler
  5. Scissors
  6. Glue

Step 1:

Pink envelope with patterned paper

First take your envelope and open the flap. Place the open envelope over your patterned paper and with your pencil draw round the outline of the envelope. (It’s a good idea to try and line one of the sides up with the side of the paper)


Step 2:

Pink envelope with patterned envelope liner

Next, cut out the envelope shape from your lining paper and trip half a centimeter from the three straight sides (ie. not the envelope flap)

Step 3:

Pink lined envelope

Slot the patterned liner into the envelope. You may need to trim the sides again to get the perfect fit.

Step 4:

Pink envelope with envelope liner

Glue the lining into place. Any type of glue will do, but use it sparingly or the paper can go curly.

And there you have it, a beautiful lined envelope!

It’s a girl card with pattered lined envelope

And, as promised, here’s a little freebie for you...

Cards with hand lettered envelope lining

If you’d like to create the look above for your cards, download the FREE ‘hello’ lining here. (Once you’ve clicked on the link you can then save the image to your files or email the image to yourself)

Then just print it out and follow the steps above to create a gorgeous lining for your cards.

And there you have it, a simple way to add a bit of extra ‘pop’ to your cards!

I’d love to see your finished envelopes, tag #the_lettering_tree on instagram to show off your beautiful creations :)

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