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.

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

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.

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


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

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


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




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


Supplies used: Shabby Rose Collection 6×6 Paper Pad, Wishing Words, Safe Travels, Boho Paisley Background, Butterfly 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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