lining envelopes

so now that my invites had the names embossed and addressed it was time to turn my attention inside the envelope.

i thought long ago that wrapping paper would make an amazing envelope liner, so I turned to the best place for wrapping paper: spoonflower, which I had first discovered when looking for fabric to make myself the elisalex dress.

i knew I wanted the wrapping paper turned lining to meet two criteria:

  • go with the forest/fern theme
  • not have any one shade of green be too prominent, as to not clash with the envelopes.

i found this combination in the woodland ferns and greens print:

lovely right?

but when i went to check out I realized between printing and shipping it wouldn't arrive for over two weeks. seeing as how my mother was already bugging be about getting the invitations out I knew i didn't have that kind of time, so i got creative. I copied the image and merged a few of the images in word then printed it out at the local copy shop. 

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materials

  • lining paper cut to the width of your envelope and twice the height
  • envelopes, mine are the spruce a7 envelopes from the paper source
  • rubber cement
  • pen
  • scissors
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instructions

1. line the bottom of the paper with the bottom of the envelope then nudge the envelop down about a half an inch.

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2. with the envelop open trace around the top the flap.

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3. cut out the lining paper and do a dry fit in the envelope

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4. take the paper out of the envelope and apply rubber cement to the bottom half

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5. slide it in the envelope and apply rubber cement to the top of lining paper (ignore my dirty fingernails I was gardening right before this)

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6. press down

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repeat 99 times while watching two episodes of homeland and drinking a ballast point victory at sea porter.

now for the invites!

love,

aunt maggie