Tuesday, January 13, 2015

diy lined envelopes

Oh my gosh, you guys, thank you a million times for all the kind 
words here and on Instagram on our BH & G Refresh magazine feature!
Your heartfelt excitement for us is so amazing, thank you!!       

This is one of those super easy - super quick - super inexpensive diys I love!
I've had this on my list for awhile, and thought to do it when I was sending out 
thank you notes recently.    
Pretty lined envelopes add that extra bit of flair to ordinary stationery and it gives
them some extra weight for a higher end feel, too. 


I found the pink and orange note cards at Homegoods and used coordinating gold and
 white wrapping paper for the liners, and scrapbook paper with these more masculine cards
 I found at Target for Detail Boy.
 Yep, I'm that mom that insists on sending a formal thank you note. 


The super easy instructions: 

1) Align the envelope on your paper and trace around the outside. 


2) Cut out the liner template, trimming just inside the edges on the side,
and trimming 1/2" off the bottom, this allows the liner to fit just below the
glue on the envelope.


3) Slide the liner into the envelope 


4) Fold the liner down, creasing and glue the backside to the envelope.


It took me longer to write these instructions than do an envelope! 


Of course, the fun part is checking your wrapping paper and scrapbook stash
and coming up with cute combinations. 

I almost forgot, when I mentioned to my friend I was making these she said her
goal was to take a few hours to purchase/organize birthday cards for the entire year.
 She puts a sticky note on it with the greeting she'll be writing, it's her way of
 making it easy to send them out. Wow, to be that organized!!  

Do you have any awesome system to share? 


11 comments:

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Hi Pam!! Long time no comment from me. These are super cute! Thought of you yesterday because I finally had a favorite things party for my bday! Did you do one for xmas again this year? Everyone loved it! So fun. Hope all is well with you and it looks like things are great - BHG - woohoo! Congrats, girl!

Lussilu said...

Genius idea! Thank U:-)

Julia Konya said...

Super stylish and I usually insist on hand written thank you notes too ;)

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Ca-ute! I insist that my kids write TY notes too, but we need to get on the ball and get this round done!

Dana Frieling said...

I like the fact that this will help deplete the plethora of scraps I have piling up!

sharon smith said...

Super cute! I'm so thankful that Mom's are insisting on thank you notes, and that you're one of them. With todays technology I'm afraid that the next generation will get lost. I'd like to know your thoughts on RSVP. It could be a great post. One last thing...I'm inspired by your friends orginization! Hats off to her.
Sharon

Libby said...

So glad to see and hear so many people writing thank you notes! I had done a post on it a long time ago, then shared a Huff Post article just recently. There is NO excuse, in my book, for not taking time to do a hand written note! And these are adorable and oh what fun to receive. I used to design a lot of stationary, so paper is my thing!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great idea and they are so very pretty!....Working on my thank you cards ...and my granddaughter is working on hers too. She is actually making a great project out of it adding artwork to her notes...Trying to teach her that if family and friends take the time to send you a gift, then it is only proper to send them a note to tell them how much they are appreciated....I am not a fan of the e-card or the e-vite!..I guess I am "old fashioned"....

Vel Criste said...

I have "THANK YOU CARD HOARD-ITIS" Pam and I absolutely love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

We have done this for shower invitations...such a lovely detail!!!

Jannie said...

Thx for the great idea Pam. First time to your blog. I live in Aurora. Super blog. I still do thank you cards too.

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