Making your own envelope liners is an easy DIY project! Envelope liners will elevate your invitations and can allow you to add another detail that represents your wedding / event. I added an envelope liner to our save the dates to showcase our venue. Our wedding was an out of town location for most of our guests and I wanted to give a glimpse of where we were getting married.
For our wedding invitations, I added an envelope liner of a custom oyster shell print. Oyster shells were a main decor element at our wedding and I wanted to tie the design all together.
You don’t have to make a custom pattern for your liners. You could use a special wrapping paper, or a portrait of your venue. Whatever you decide here are some of the resources I utilized to make the liners for our save the dates / wedding invitations.
I have linked the Euro Flap Envelopes that I purchased for our save the dates and invitations. I personally like the euro flap style, which has a triangle pointed flap. I learned so much about envelope styles and types while designing our save the dates and invitations. If you would like more information on the different styles of envelopes, check out my post here. Most invitations are approximately 5×7″ and the corresponding envelope for these are a size call A7. When you select your envelope size you will want to select the liner template for the same size envelope.
If you have a digital copy of the image you want to put on your liner, you can use canva to place the image on the liner template and resize as needed. If you are using wrapping paper or another paper print, you can print out the linter template and use it to cut out your liners from your paper. If you need to print your liners, I used Staples printing services for both the save the date liners and the invitation liners. I used the full color printing option on cardstock. This was an inexpensive manner to print the liners.
I used the Exacto Knife, cutting mat, and ruler guide to cut all of the liners. Most of the cuts for the liners are straight lines and you can use the ruler guide. There are 2 cuts on the side and one on the top of the liner that have a slight curve where you will need to free-hand the cut with the knife.
Once you have the liners, cut, glue them in place. I used a liquid glue for my liners, but I would probably recommend the clear tape used for scrapbooking. I let the glue dry for a bit, before folding the envelope. Once the liner was dry, I used the ruler guide to fold the envelope flap and crease the liner.
I hope this tutorial helps you create your own unique envelope liners for your wedding day! DIYing this element of our wedding made it affordable for our budget.