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.

Materials:

  • 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)
  • Printer
  1. 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.
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  1. 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.2-customize-template
  1. Print Cards on A7 Folder. Print your customized card on A7, 5 1/8″ x 7″ (10¼” x 7″ when open) cards.
  1. Print Envelope Liners on 8½” x 11″ Text Paper.

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  1. Cut Envelope Liners. Using scissors or an X-Acto knife, cut liners out using the light gray outline as a guideline.

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  1. 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.

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  1. Glue Liners to Envelopes. Use the adhesive of your choice. Place adhesive just along the top edge to avoid a bumpy look.

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Voila! That’s it. Address, stamp and send!snwoman-card-standing

Thank you Kristen & LCI for dropping by to share! Check out more great projects from Kristen here3-envelopes

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