Technique Technique: Quick & Easy Way to Line an Envelope

This week learn how to line your envelopes! This may seem like a simple thing but it adds a finishing touch to your handmade creations!

Stampin' Up Supply List

  • Stamps: Bright Christmas (W121678/C121318), Christmas Collage (121179)
  • Ink: Soft Suede Classic (115657)
  • Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Soft Suede (115318), Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper (117159)
  • Accessories: SNAIL (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Basic Pearls (119247), Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons (121002), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Old Olive Striped Grosgrain (115618)
  • Tools: Decorative Label Punch (120907)

Cardstock Dimensions for this Project

  • Cherry Cobbler
    • 8.5 x 5.5
  • Crumb Cake
    • 3 x 4 for stamped background image
    • Scrap for greeting
  • Soft Suede
    • 3.25 x 4.25 for matting stamped image
  • Jolly Holiday
    • 5.75 x 3 for envelope

Technique Directions

  1. Cut Designer Series Paper to 5.75 to 3. You may need to trim a hair off the 5.75 inch side to make it fit into the envelope.

  1. Lick flap and slide Designer Series Paper into envelope.

  1. On the front it will look like this. Trim off overhang with paper snips.


  1. Fold along crease with bone folder. You can keep it shut with SNAIL or Dotto.

Finishing Touches

  1. Take card base and fold in half.
  2. Ink up Christmas Collage background stamp with Soft Suede and stamp on Crumb Cake.
  3. Attach stamped panel to Soft Suede mat with SNAIL.
  4. Attach ribbon in behind panel, and then attach ribbon and panel to card as shown.
  5. Stamp greeting in Soft Suede on Crumb Cake cardstock and punch with Decorative Label. Attach to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Trim edge of ribbon as shown and then top off with a Very Vanilla button using a glue dot.
  7. Add pearls to bottom right of stamped image.

You can step up your cards by lining your envelopes this year. This a great way to add some elegance to your projects while using up extra Designer Series Paper!

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