~Our Renewals~ Hey my WBC family! I've been a little hush- hush lately. Our 14th wedding ann...
Sticking to my promise to be budget-savvy during the wedding planning process, I purchased the Damask Invitation Set from Gartner Studios. I also had the invitations printed at Kinko's, saving me an even bigger bundle.
While the pattern is beautiful, and they are so simple and chic, I just wasn't completely satisfied with the finished product. After putting all the invitations together, I looked them over, deciding they still needed something more. I started picking my brain and the internet for inspiration.
Add a colored inner envelope? Too time consuming and costly.
Add colored ribbon to the invitation? Still too boring.
Add a liner to the envelopes? BINGO!
I thought this would be an easy project...and boy, was it ever! I don't know why it isn't done more often.
Here's how I did it....
1) Find paper in your desired color or pattern. Some suggestions to explore:
colored printer paper
paper place mats
2) Trace your envelope, then measure off 1/2 inch from each edge. (Make sure this allows for enough space to expose the envelope seal)
3) After you have measured off the actual liner, cut out in desired paper.
4) Line the liner up exactly how you would like it placed (side corners should line up with the crease of the envelope flap), and fold envelope flap over, creasing the liner appropriately.
5) Lift envelope flap and leave liner folded over (exposing the back of the liner flap).
6) Apply adhesive along edges with tape or glue runner. (Tape is best!)
7) Fold envelope flap back down, and smooth hand over the envelope. (this will ensure that the liner is wrinkle-free and air bubbles are removed)
8) Lift up and...voila! You have completed your first liner.
I'm in love with the finished product. Guests will open up the invitations to a very subtle splash of color, and it doesn't distract from the actual invitations. Definitely worth the 2 hours and $10 spent on the liners!