No, not cheesy advertisements or coupons, although I admit that I do look through the coupons, but something personal and unexpected. It makes you feel loved. At least it does to me. Ha.
I also love making sure to return the favor and try to send out as much snail mail as I can. Little care packages, birthday cards, or letters just mean more when someone takes the time to put thought into it, stick a stamp on it, and put it in the mail.
Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I still love the whole process. (And fun stamps too! Did you guys pick up the Harry Potter ones when they had them?! I bought two packs).
If you want to have a little more fun with your snail mail and add a little bit more personality to them at the same time, I’m sharing the perfect way to do it!
DIY envelope liners are the answer! They are so easy to make, add a ton of fun to your envelopes, and look like you spent a ton of time and money making things look special. (Neither of which are true!)
You don’t need much to pull them off and if you can trace a pattern and cut it out, you’ll be able to pull this project off.
I’m making it easy for you guys and including a free template for the envelope liners that you can use to trace onto your favorite scrapbook paper.
The templates I’m sharing are for square tops envelopes and come in a variety of sizes. A2 (for 4×5 envelopes), A6 (for 4×6 envelopes), and A7 (for 5×7 envelopes). These three seem to be the most popular sizes!
If these templates don’t work for the envelopes you are working with, you can make your own templates or liners just by measuring your envelope! But if you are using one of the included sizes, get the free download below to make your life easier! 😉
- Envelopes – (Love all the bright options that Jam Paper offers!)
- Envelope Liner Template
- Printed Scrapbook Paper
- Double Sided Tape, Glue Stick, or Glue Tape
Next, turn your scrapbook paper over onto the back side and trace around the envelope liner template.
Next up, fold the top flap over of the envelope over, creating a crease in the liner that matches up with the crease on your envelope flap. Keep a firm grip on your liner, since it will want to shuffle around when you do this. You can also use a bone folder to create a really crisp crease!
Add an invitation, letter, or card to your envelope and you’re done!
You can match the liners to fit the theme of your party, celebrate with balloon or confetti paper for a birthday, or just use a fun pattern to dress up a letter to a friend!
They are such a fun surprise for the recipient and so easy to pull off too!
And if you are loving these brightly colored envelopes as much as I do, Jam Paper has a HUGE selection of envelopes (and more!) to make your snail mail pop even more. I’d love getting one of these bright beauties in the mail, wouldn’t you?!
Special thanks to them for sending me all of the gorgeous envelopes to share with you guys in this post!