How to Make Liners for Handmade Envelopes Revised.m4v

Uploaded by TheMadStamper on 22.03.2012

Today I want to show you how to dress up you hand made envelopes by adding a
For this project
I'm using an envelope I made from a seven and three quarter inch square
piece of card stock, so I need the same size card stock in order to make my
template. I'm just using some retired card stock that I keep around for making
templates. The other thing you're going to need is a piece of Designer Series paper
that's five and a half by six and three quarter inches.
The first thing we're going to do is make a template because that's going to
make every liner that you make
simpler to do.
I'm going to start with a piece of card stock that is seven and three quarters
by seven and three quarters.
And the first thing that I'm going to do is take my cutter
and put two points;
two of the coroners
on the two and three quarter inch line
on my cutter
and cut,
turn it around
position the points at two and three-quarters inches again
and cut the other side.
Now I have a piece that looks like this. The width of this piece is five and a
half inches.
Now I'm going to take a ruler
and I'm going to draw a line
the two points
of the triangle.
Next I take my
cutter again
and I'm going to position this line on
at four inches.
So I'm going to cover up the four when I do that, but I can also see that same
line extending down here.
And I'm going to cut again.
And that's my template. So this'll make it really easy to create a liner anytime
I want.
Next I take my piece of Designer Series paper
and I
lay my template on it,
and then
use the edges
of the template
to draw the lines of my flap.
Then I'm going to use my cutter again.
I'm going to line up this line I just drew with the groove in my paper cutter and
cut along that line.
And then I'm going to turn the paper
and do the same
with the other line.
And there's my liner.
Next I need to score where it's going to fold.
I've got my Simply Scored here
and I want to
score between these two
corners here;
and that's at four inches.
And with Designer Series paper, you have to
score gently otherwise you'll tear it.
Now it's time to attach this liner to my envelope. I've already cut and
scored and folded my envelope.
And I've added Sticky Strip along these two edges.
The first video I did on making liners I adhered both the body and the flap
to the envelope, which is a little tricky to get it positioned so that it will open
as much as possible without tearing.
Let me show you.
Here's one I did this way and you can see that
it doesn't want to open all the way, and it's even started to tear a little here.
Then I got a comment from one of my subscribers who wondered why
you couldn't just attach the flap
and leave the rest of this loose
so it will move
up and down as you open and close the envelope. And I thought well
how brilliant, how simple

wish I thought of it!
And so I decided to go ahead and redo this part of the video for you.
The first thing I'm going to do is add some Sticky Strip on the back side of the
part of the liner.
Then I'm going to position it
by folding the flap down
and putting it right up against
the bottom part of the
score line on the envelope.
Then I removed the red liner from the Sticky Strip
and as I hold the flap down then I just fold the envelope flap down on top of it
and press down.
Now you can see that this
bottom part moves
and so it will open flat all the way.
Now I can put
the envelope
by removing
red lining...
folding the sides together and then folding the bottom up
like so.
And there's your
blind envelope all ready
to go with the handmade card.
For more inspiration and instruction
be sure to visit my website at
And the Mad Stamper YouTube channel.
You'll find a video there on how to make envelopes
with the Simply Scored diagonal plate.
Happy stamping!