How to make envelope liners

January 7th, 2009  |  Published in Crafts, Tutorials, Wedding  |  19 Comments

I decided to make Valentine’s Day cards as my first gocco project. I’ve been working on the drawing, but Paper Source put the blank cards I ordered on back order, so I’ll have to wait a while before I can print them. I did get my box with envelopes and cute heart paper today, though, so I figured I could start on the envelope liners. This is a project I wanted to do for the wedding invitations, but ran out of time before the invites needed to be sent.

1. Trace envelope onto cardstock and cut out to make a pattern piece.

2. Cut ~3/4 inch off the bottom of your pattern. You will also need to cut a tiny bit off the sides so that the liners will slide inside the envelope.

3. Trace pattern onto back of your pretty paper. Since my paper has a 1-way design, I wasn’t able to creatively fit them together like a puzzle. If you have an all-over design, you should be able to fit more per page.

4.Cut out liners.

5. Slide your liner into an envelope, and crease along fold line.

6. Use a gluestick on the top flap of your liner.

7. Press closed, and voila!

Aren’t they cute? I can’t wait to make the cards that will fill them!

19 Responses

  1. Maggie says:

    January 7th, 2009 at 10:53 pm (#)

    So very cute! This would be a good use of cute wrapping paper.

    Keep an eye out on my blog as I am in the process of making something that I will post with photos of the different steps it took me to make it. It is a gift so I am waiting to post until after I actually give the gift.

  2. Jennifer says:

    January 8th, 2009 at 8:05 am (#)


    Super cute idea. I have some plan red paper left over from Christmas…..this could be so cute……

    Hope you are well.


  3. Craftzilla says:

    January 8th, 2009 at 10:43 am (#)

    Great tutorial and pictures! You make it all look very very easy!

  4. Ashlee says:

    January 21st, 2009 at 11:18 am (#)

    Thanks for the inspiration. I really like this idea.

  5. Sherrin says:

    January 25th, 2009 at 4:58 am (#)

    looks great. what a nice simple idea. makes all the difference. :o)

  6. throwtherice says:

    February 9th, 2009 at 8:41 pm (#)

    thanks for letting me link =) i fixed the pics and instructions haha!

  7. Lisa says:

    February 10th, 2009 at 7:24 pm (#)

    What a simply brilliant idea!

  8. Nikki says:

    July 30th, 2009 at 12:26 pm (#)

    Thank you so much for the tutorial. I knew there was a way to make a liner without buying the pack patterns from paper source.

  9. Katy says:

    August 8th, 2009 at 10:44 pm (#)

    Thank you so much for the tut. I am going to try this soon. I love making handmade cards because of the personal touch. Many blessings on your crafting adventures.

  10. Beta says:

    January 25th, 2010 at 6:04 am (#)

    What a beautiful idea… I hope you are not sorry if I have signalled her, together to others, on my blog. A dear regard. Beta

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  12. Megan Berry says:

    September 13th, 2010 at 10:30 am (#)

    I just wanted to say thanks for sharing this simple idea! It never occured to me to make my own liners until I read this post. I just did some for my daughter’s birthday party and they turned out beautifully. They were so easy, too! Thanks again.

  13. Jet says:

    February 4th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (#)

    Really love how you do it
    was able to make a template for my own
    thanks again

  14. teacher says:

    March 24th, 2011 at 2:49 pm (#)

    I loved your video about the liners for my envelopes. I was wondering if i could add some pieces one the “v” side of the envelope? thanks for the help.

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  18. Sanka Wasantha says:

    November 16th, 2012 at 10:40 pm (#)

    I need the know about how to make envelop.Who’s going to buy it.You suppling the matirial or we have to supply it.
    What ane the matetial we have to use for envelop.

  19. Shawna says:

    December 13th, 2012 at 1:23 am (#)

    Was that wrapping paper you used? Could I use wrapping paper?