In the past, when wedding invitations are sent out, a piece of paper tissue is usually placed on top of the card so that the ink used for writing (yes, invitations were handwritten!) will not get smudged. Nowadays, this custom is still being practiced via envelopes that you can now buy lined. But DIY queens that we are, we of course had to line our envelopes using our choice of pretty paper. Because we do not want plain, old boring envelopes lined with just silver or gold paper, do we?
Envelope liners are one of the ways you can incorporate a color motif or theme. There’s so much decorative paper out there to choose from. You can either use ordinary wrapping paper or any scrapbooking paper that catches your eye.
A damask print for a vintage themed wedding (how can we not love this?)
A Japanese themed wedding
To make an envelope liner, you can either use a template kit like this one from Paper-Source or create your own by tracing your envelope. You’d then want to reduce the width by about 1/4″. This allows it to slide into the envelope easily.
* For more instructions on making your own liner, check out this guide from Martha Stewart.