Free Printable – DIY Envelope Liners With Template

Post Date : January 6, 2015

It’s Very Easy To Make Your Envelope Liners

Many people don’t realize how easy it is to make diy lined envelopes to complement their invitations. In this video and article, we show you how to make custom liners and give you all the tools you need to do so – free Microsoft Word print templates, step-by-step assembly instructions, and of course a wide selection of specialty paper and envelopes for you to mix, match, and get creative with.

Materials Needed For Envelope Liners

*Be sure to print or address envelopes before lining.


Step 1: Download Your Free Envelope Liner Template

Download & open our free Microsoft Word template for your specific envelope size below. Templates are sized to standard 8 1/2 x 11 sheet and include subtle cutting guidelines. You can change & customize the default text, date and font


Step 2: Customize Your Liners

what the liner template will look like when opened

How to change the main text on the liners

a completed liner template

Highlight & type in initials or text of choice. Double click text box to change date. Finally, select and change the font, color(s), size and text placement. For this example we used Aphrodite Slim Pro (initials) and Open Sans (date).


Step 3: Print Your Liners

Since the liner templates are set up on a standard 8 1/2 x 11 sheet, printing is a breeze. Just pop paper in your printer and click print.Make sure that the paper you have ordered is compatible with the printer you are using. You can find this information on the website.

where to find the printer info

Step 4: Cut Liners using Subtle Guidelines

You’ll notice that there is a light gray printed border on the paper. This border is the size that the liner needs to be, so just trim along the lines. If you aren’t sure which style paper trimmer to use, check out our article Tips for Choosing the Right Paper Cutter for Your Project.

Step 5: Glue Liners to Envelopes

Once you’ve cut your liners to size, it’s time to glue. For this you can use your glue of choice, though we recommend ZipDry. If further instruction is needed see How to Line Your Own Invitation Envelopes. Once you are done gluing, just stuff, seal, stick on a stamp and send them to your guests!

A printed liner before being cut

Printed liner

Using a rotary cutter to trim the liners

Using a rotary trimmer to cut the liner

A7 Kraft envelope with a trimmed liner

Liner cut to size

Before gluing center the liner in the envelope

Slide the liner into the envelope and center

Gluing down the liner with ZipDry Glue

Glue perimeter of flap only

Pressing down the glue so it stays

Press liner to envelope firmly


Finished lined envelopes

A7 custom liners, Gmund Colors Grape Smooth, Gmund Colors Ebenum Smooth

A7 custom liners, Gmund Colors Pelagus Smooth, Pop'Set Cosmo Pink, Gmund Colors Limba Smooth

A7 custom liners, Gmund Colors Chocolate Smooth, Environment Desert Storm