I love paper crafting. I can find a million uses for it during my everyday life. When I find a moment to create something for myself, my kids, fellow vendor, or for a friend, I usually end up in front of my sewing machine, or my self-healing mat and Exacto knife. #nerdalert I love sending Thank You notes to fellow vendors and friends. When it comes to social events like showers, dinners, weddings and all sorts the like, Thank You notes are a must.
If you are feeling crafty and want to make something from the heart, you’d be surprised how easy it is to make something special with just a little touch of colored or printed paper. With so many options available in today’s craft stores, fun paper is easy to find. Which brings me to this month’s DIY post: DIY Paper-lined Envelopes.
One of my favorite ways to personalize stationery is to play up envelopes. I’m a sucker for handwritten notes, and an even bigger fan of handmade invitations. I’m THAT mom who insists on making every single one of my kids’ party invitations. However, when I do end up buying cards, I like to add an envelope liner to compliment the card. It’s a great idea for Thank You cards, Christmas cards, and invitations. Check out the steps below to add some fun to envelopes! ~Love, K.
Step 1: Find a coordinating color paper to go with your notecard and envelope.
Step 2: Take some measurements! Measure the perimeter of the card, about 1/8″ inch inside being careful not to cover the adhesive strip at the top of the envelope. This creates your pattern.
Step 3: Take your measurements from the card and transfer them to the colored piece of paper. Cut out neatly with an Exacto knife or scissors.
Step 4: Place insert inside envelope to be sure all edges line up. Also, be sure to score the line where the envelope folds.
Step 5: Add a little glue at the top of the colored paper and adhere to the envelope. I love using Rubber Cement!
Step 6: Insert card to be sure everything fits! And…you’re done!
Poppy Events DIY Series will be featured on the blog every month. Tell us a little more about what you’d like to see us post! We’d love to hear your thoughts!