Today I’ve got a real treat! Kristen Desrosier of LCI Paper Company is going to show you how to make custom holiday cards — accompanied by adorable lined envelopes, no less. Okay, Kristen take it away!
I created these cards using our new luxe paper system, Gmund Color System, but here’s what you’ll need.
A7 (5 ¼” x 7 ¼”) Euro Flap Envelopes
8½” x 11″ Text Paper (for envelope liners)
A7 (5 1/8″ x 7″) Blank Folders (for cards)
Scissors or X-Acto Knife (to cut liners)
Glue (to adhere liners)
MS Word (or other word processing or page layout program)
Download Liner and Card Templates. Begin by downloading the card and envelope liner templates, drawn by Brenda Boucher, here. Choose from three fun designs: Snowman (which I used below), Upside Down Santa, and Holiday Penguin. Liner templates are offered as print ready PDFs, and cards are offered as PDFs and as Microsoft Word Docs.
Customize Card(s). Next, customize the front and inside of your holiday card using the Word template or by placing the PDF into your preferred page layout program.
Print Cards on A7 Folder. Print your customized card on A7, 5 1/8″ x 7″ (10¼” x 7″ when open) cards.
Print Envelope Liners on 8½” x 11″ Text Paper.
Cut Envelope Liners. Using scissors or an X-Acto knife, cut liners out using the light gray outline as a guideline.
Place Liners in Envelopes. Place a liner in each envelope. These liners are designed to fit in LCI Paper’s A7 European flap envelopes. If using a different brand, the shape and length of liner may have to be altered.
Glue Liners to Envelopes. Use the adhesive of your choice. Place adhesive just along the top edge to avoid a bumpy look.