Line It Up: How to Make DIY Envelope Liners for Valentine’s Day

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners for Valentine's Day

If you’re sending out any Valentine’s Day cards this year, I have a fun little project you may want to try before those cards go out in the mail.

It’s for these hand drawn / hand lettered DIY envelope liners, with fun phrases and patterns. And I’m 99% sure this extra little touch will make almost anyone crack a smile.

I’ve shared some envelope liner DIY ideas here in the past, but these are specifically for V-Day and are a bit more fun and playful. Plus, you can totally customize them to any color, pattern, or phrase to fit the recipient’s interests….or even an inside joke that only makes sense to the two of you.

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners for Valentine's Day

My favorites from this batch are the linear sprinkles and the shout out to Lionel Richie. Adele may have ‘Hello’ on lock right now, but Lionel had the original Hello song and I’m still down with that old school vibe. What about you?

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners for Valentine's Day


  • sheet of colorful paper
  • writing utensil (pen, marker, paint pen, etc)
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • pencil
  • greeting card with envelope


  1. Start by drawing and writing phrases and patterns onto a sheet of paper. This is where the fun stuff starts, so get creative with it.
  2. Next, open up your envelope, so that the flap is open, and trace the pointed flap (and base of the envelope) onto the paper you drew on in step #1. I recommend using a pointed flap envelope for this DIY, like the ones in the picture. This tracing will become your envelope liner.
  3. Cut out the envelope liner, timing off roughly an 1/8 inch on each side of the base part of the envelop and at least an inch off the bottom of the base (so that the envelope liner fits well on the inside.
  4. Place the envelope liner inside the envelope to make sure it fits. Make any adjustments, if necessary. Then, glue the envelope liner into the envelope liner and let dry. Done!

Pretty easy, right? And they only take about 5 minutes to make! Quick and easy are always my fave DIYs.

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners for Valentine's Day

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners for Valentine's Day

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners for Valentine's Day

How to Make DIY Envelope Liners for Valentine's Day

Lettering and craft production by Rachel Brewer
Photography and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

P.S. In case you’re wondering where the greeting cards are from, I got you boo. Here are the links… Lookin’ Good card // Oh Yeah card // Mini Happy V-day card.

Which envelope liner is your favorite? Think you’ll give this DIY a try?


28 comments | Click here to reply

Cute! I would love to receive one of these envelopes in the mail!!!
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Emily | January 27th, 2016 at 9:50 am

Thanks Emily!

Brittni | January 27th, 2016 at 10:00 am

As someone who loves sending handwritten notes, this is right up my alley! I love all of the liners, especially the “For Like Ever” one!
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Kimberly | January 27th, 2016 at 10:01 am

Awesome. So glad to hear that, Kimberly.

Brittni | January 27th, 2016 at 10:15 am

these are so cute!
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Trudy | January 27th, 2016 at 10:17 am

Such a cute and cool idea, I love those patterns and how the colours stand out!
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Michelle | January 27th, 2016 at 10:29 am

Thanks Michelle and Trudy!

Brittni | January 27th, 2016 at 11:15 am

Ever since I took a class at the Paper Source every letter I send out has a liner!! It’s such a cute way to jazz up a letter! I even bought the envelope liners!! =)
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Melanie@Toots + Dill | January 27th, 2016 at 11:30 am

Oh, cool Melanie! I love envelope liners too. So fun and easy.

Brittni | January 27th, 2016 at 11:38 am

These are amazing! They look so professional
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Alice | January 27th, 2016 at 11:42 am

Thanks Alice. 🙂

Brittni | January 27th, 2016 at 11:53 am

These are so cute! I am so going to try this!! 🙂
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Alicia | January 27th, 2016 at 1:08 pm

Awesome Alicia. Be sure to use the hashtag #paperandstitch on Insta, if you share the results. I’d love to see how they turn out.

Brittni | January 27th, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Lionel’s HELLO FTW!

Kristina B | January 27th, 2016 at 1:30 pm

You know it, Kristina! 🙂

Brittni | January 27th, 2016 at 1:57 pm

Thanks for this idea! I’ll definitely be using this to dress up my valentines this year!!
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KNC | January 27th, 2016 at 2:28 pm

This is such a cute idea!

Tasnim | January 27th, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Thanks Tasnim and KNC. 🙂 Glad you like the project.

Brittni | January 27th, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Omg love these!! And where are those super cute gold binder clips from?

Allie | January 27th, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Thanks Allie. The binder clips are from Debbie Carlos:

Brittni | January 27th, 2016 at 2:50 pm

These are AMAZING! Love the hot pink one.
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Kelsey | January 27th, 2016 at 2:54 pm

These are so cute I will definitely try these for my Valentines Day cards this year! Love them 🙂

Alexandra | January 27th, 2016 at 4:32 pm

These are so darn cute! I will have to try them for my Valentines Day cards this year, thanks for the post. 🙂


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I love this idea and will hopefully try this out! xx
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Rosalie | February 1st, 2016 at 4:03 pm

What a cute and easy way to make a letter cuter! Definitely will be using this in the future xx
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