As a professional wedding invitation designer, I've had to add liners to my fair share of envelopes (it's gotta be in the hundreds!) so I thought I'd share my tip for doing envelope liners quickly and efficiently so that folks who are doing DIY wedding invitations could save a bit of time! The real secret is using a double sided adhesive - NOT a glue stick or glue dots. Keep reading below for more directions on the quickest way to line envelopes:
Essential Envelope Lining Tools:
- Scotch ATG tape roller (this one on Amazon is only $25!)
- OR if you don't want a giant tape roller, some of these double sided adhesive rollers:
- Scotch Adhesive Tape roller, small size
- Envelope liners
- The ones shown here are these Metallic Envelope Liners, but Paper Source has some AMAZING liners for their pointed flap envelopes, and it's always worthwhile to check out their Discounted Envelopes section)
- Bone Folder
Ok so what you need to do is fan out your liners on your work space (make sure it's nice and clean!), then starting from right to left apply the tape just on the exposed strip of the liner - this might work better if you do it in batches of 5 liners, then you can just line them up like in the picture below
Separately open up all of your envelopes and put those in a stack, too - be careful not to crease them as you open them.
Then grab a liner, slide it in so that the sticky part is at the top, just under the adhesive on the envelope, and press down gently to adhere it to the envelope.
Finally, crease the envelope using a bone folder for a nice crisp edge.
If you're printing addresses onto the envelopes, remember to do that BEFORE you put liners in them!
Hopefully these tips will help you do them much faster than if you did each envelope one at a time or finding that all your liners are coming off of the envelope because you used a glue stick. Once you get the hang of it, it's pretty fun! You'll find yourself looking for any excuse to do a lined envelope...christmas cards, thank you cards, electric bill...the possibilities are endless!
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