Hello, Friends!

I’ve been married for just over 13 years and I have to admit that I still love all things wedding – the invitations, the lettering, THE DRESS.

I came across the Martha Stewart Vintage Floral Punch Around the Page set, and it just made me think of walking down the aisle again with my fella. Instead of lining the envelopes (which I adore too, and yes, I would post on that soon!), I played around with just using strips of the design as an inset border. It requires just a little bit of angling, but totally worth it. If you plan on making the envelopes yourself, I made mine using a mini scoring board. On the back of it there is an envelope guide/ how-to for various standard envelope sizes.

DIY Envelope Lining with Paper Punches

 

In terms of your design or punch, it is totally up to you. There are many to choose from and you only need the border punch not the entire set. Browse through a few, and if you want to experiment, start with invitations for a shower or something smaller if the thought of doing a larger number overwhelms you.


The What

  1. Envelope(s) – you can make your own or buy them in a set
  2. Border Punch
  3. Scissors / Craft knife, ruler and cutting mat
  4. Cardstock
  5. Glue

 

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The How

Step 1:

DIY Envelope Lining with Paper Punches

Punch along a straight edge of cardstock

 

Step 2:

DIY Envelope Lining with Paper Punches

Cut strips with angled ends

 

Step 3:

DIY Envelope Lining with Paper Punches

Glue the strips to the inner side with the angled ends meeting at the middle

 

And you are done! Which punches will you use to make your gorgeous envelopes?

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9 thoughts on “Envelope Decorating with Paper Punches

  1. Andrea

    How elegant and easy. Hmmm am thinking how nice my lace edge punch would look. :) Thank you very much for this great idea. I am going to play with my edge punches now. lol

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  2. meghan

    Hey There!

    We are having a Linky Party here http://ss1.us/a/OI0JG9RY and are looking for clever crafty projects. I found your decorated envelopes on craftgawker and think they are super cool! We are choosing 3 of our favorite projects, and those chosen will get $5 in Blitsy credits. Hopefully we see you at our party! :)

    Meghan

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  3. Renee Bullins

    I love this idea. I do a card class with the ladies at church each month and we make our own envelopes. This will add to our class. The ladies will love it.

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    1. Maritza Post author

      Thanks, Renee! So happy to hear that you will use this idea in your class – have fun with your punches!

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