It’s almost go time for our Save-the-Dates! They are finished—all that’s left now is a bit of last minute finalizing on the guest list and printing the labels. I hope to have them out by the end of the week (so excuse me if I am a bit scarce around these parts—I am devoting all my waking minutes to getting these babies out of here). I spent the majority of this weekend cutting, lining, and stuffing envelopes. And you know I took me some pictures!
First up, I had to create a template for my liners. You could buy a fancy template kit from Paper Source or the like, but I thought it was cheap and easy to make my own. Start off with your envelope, like so:
Carefully take it apart:
Now cut off the side and bottom flaps:
Trim off the glue part of the envelope, where you lick to close it:
And voila, an envelope liner template! Now you’re ready to cut liners. Gather your supplies:
I used wrapping paper for my liners, as I found it was the most economical. You’ll also need a pen or pencil, scissors, and some sort of adhesive. I started out using this Xyron adhesive, but by the end, I was using regular old glue-stick. Much easier, and cheaper! (Wow, is the lesson of this blog post how to be cheap or what?!)
Trace your liner. I ended up cutting my liner down so that they didn’t line the whole envelope. It’s just not necessary, especially since (oooh, I hate admitting this because I love them!) not that many people will notice them. Here I am tracing away:
Then you cut. And cut. And cut some more. I am sure there are easier ways to do this, but I cut all 150 envelope liners BY HAND. Can you say “labor of love?” At least I had Sidney Bristow and Vaughn to keep me company (read: I watched about a gazillion episodes of Alias while working on these. Love that show!).
Stay tuned for part two…the actual lining process!
Did you send Save-The-Dates? Were they labor intensive?