Today I'm going to share with you one of my all-time favorite
techniques for card-making: Lined Envelopes. This is such a simple
thing to do, and yet it provides instant class to any card.
for this project:
- Paper trimmer with scoring blade (optional, but helpful)
- Layering paper
You'll want to start with a piece of patterned paper as big as your
envelope. I typically use A2 size envelopes, which are 5 3/4
4 1/4 inches, so I start with a piece of paper that is 6 inches by 6
Trim down one side of the paper so it will slide into your
envelope easily. For mine, that ends up being a cut around 5
Slide the patterned paper down into your envelope to check the fit.
You'll want the edge of the patterned paper to come right up to the
adhesive line on your envelope. If it goes past that line you
can mark it, pull it back out and trim it down.
next step is to score the patterned paper so it will close with the
envelope. I like using the score lines on the envelope as a
guide for where to score my paper.
If you don't want to mess with this step, you can always just fold over
the envelope flap and crease the patterened paper that way.
Either way does the job!
This is what it will look like once it's creased. The flap
facing down is the patterned paper and the flap with the adhesive is
the inside of the envelope.
we'll trim off the corners of the paper so they line up with the
adhesive lines. Start your cut from the crease line and work
your way to the top of the paper.
You can have a do-over if it doesn't line up exactly with the edge of
the adhesive. Or not... just depends on how picky you are.
grab your glue. This Tombo adhesive is my favorite for lining
a very thin line of glue all the way along the edges of your patterned
paper. Then fold the envelope flap over to seal the pieces of
It will look something like this when you are done with it.
Now that's just the simplest, prettiest way I know to jazz up an