Dawn’s Technique of the Week: Adding the Finishing Touch!
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Hi! Dawn here with my first blog team post of the year which is a little tutorial on lining your envelopes. Taking a little extra time to line your envelope to match your card can make all the difference in the world! Lining can be anything from a pretty magazine page, flyer page, background stamp or designer paper. The sky is the limit!

Here are my easy steps to line any envelope.

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Trace your envelope, whether it be a squared-off or a pointed one, onto cardstock that you’ll use as a template.

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Use scissors or a paper cutter to cut the template, cutting inside the line approximately 1/16th of an inch. You will also need to cut approximately 1/2 inch from the bottom edge. This will allow for your lining to slide down into your envelope just under the glued sealing edge at the top.

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Use your template to trace onto your lining material and cut.

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Slide your lining into your envelope making sure it fits nicely and is below the top edge. Make any adjustments.

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To make the liner fold easier, use a scoring board and tool to score along the fold line of the envelope.

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Apply a little adhesive along the top edge of the lining to hold it in place.

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Add an envelope liner to your card today and kick it up a notch!

Dawn

Supplies used: Shabby Rose Collection 6×6 Paper PadWishing Words, Safe Travels, Boho Paisley BackgroundButterfly and Bugs and Trois Jolies Papillons stamps and Wishing (#CBD139), Butterfly and Bugs (#CSBD76), Trois Papillons (#CSBD92), Boho Background (#CSBD107), Circles (#CBD142), Double Stitched Circles (#CBD136), Double Stitched Rectangles (#CBD123), Ornate Hearts (#CSBD53) and Doily (#CSBD62) dies from Our Daily Bread Designs; Archival jet black ink pad from Ranger Industries Inc.; Memento gray flannel ink pad from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko; Copic® markers from Imagination International Inc.; Snow Marker from Marvy Uchida; ribbon from May Arts Ribbon; Wire Fence embossing folder from Darice Inc.; Swiss Dots embossing folder from Cricut.

5 Responses to Dawn’s Technique of the Week: Adding the Finishing Touch!

  1. Fran Gumprecht says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! I will give this a try! Beautiful cards and envies!

  2. My mom does this all the time. Very pretty. I’ll have to give this a try too.

  3. Lisa Silver says:

    Really lovely touch, Dawn! It makes delivered cards that much more special!

  4. Hi Dawn,
    Don’t know how I missed your post. Here now though and loving your linings! Isn’t it amazing how a nice touch like this can make a card extra special!?!

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