Envelope Punch Board Liner WOW! Video

Ready for an easy way to create a liner for envelopes produced with the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board? No complicated formulas. Zippo waste of your pretty paper. Interested? Watch my 1 Minute to WOW! video to learn how.

“The room’s a wreck but her napkin is folded.”  That line from the Miracle Worker (I’m of the “vintage” when Patty Duke played Helen not “teacher”) sums up how I felt after hours of trying to find an easy way to create a liner for envelopes produced with the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board.  Lots of card stock and designer series paper (all retired, thank goodness) was sacrified in the process.  The result:  A simple liner.  No complicated formulas.  Zippo waste of your pretty paper.  Interested in giving it a try?

The easiest way to share the “how to” of creating the liner is with my new 1 Minute to WOW! video (above).  The 5 x 5 card in the video is a sneak peek of my card for this Thursday’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge.


  • Cut a custom envelope using the Envelope Punch Board.  Punch top flap with the built-in corner rounder punch.
  • On the envelope, measure from the center of the rounded top corner to the center of the right punched curve.

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  • Cut a square of Designer Series Paper (DSP) based on the measurement in #2.
  • Line up the DSP square on the Envelope Punch Board at 1/8″ less than the width of the square.  For example, if your liner square is 4″,  line up at 3 7/8″.  If it’s 4 1/4″, line up at 4 1/8″.
  • Punch then flip square over and punch opposite side at the same place.
  • Punch top with the built-in corner rounder punch and adhere.

JOT IT DOWN!  Using this method, the liner square size for an A2 card is 4 1/4″ and it’s 2 1/2″ for an envelope created for a 3 x 3 card.

This method should work for square envelopes and relatively square rectangles (like an A2 size, which is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″).  Other more irregular shapes may not work.  I haven’t had a chance to experiment with all 66 sizes that the punch board makes.  Just to be safe, it’s best to “test drive” with a piece of scratch paper first.

GET THE SCOOP ON MY TRIP TO ST. GEORGE!  Tomorrow I fly to St. George, UT, to enjoy a little pampering by Stampin’ Up! at the Founder’s Circle Retreat.  I’ll share snippets on my Stampin’ Pretty Facebook page of the gorgeous scenery and what’s happening, including our nightly pillow gifts (amazing Stampin’ Up! goodies), make & takes and perhaps a few fun pix of the 5 hour ATV tour I booked along with some adventurous fellow demonstrators (I understand I’ll be spitting dirt for days).  Click here and be sure to LIKE ME so you can follow along!

If not, check out the fabulous deals on retired Stampin’ Up! products!
Lots of savings on newly added items but supplies are limited!

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  1. Thank you so much! It is very helpful!

  2. I’ve just received my envelope punch board and I’m trying to make the envelopes, although I do not see the size that I make most, which is 5 1/2 X 8 1/4, I love how it creates them & notches it as well. I’ve read that there are 66 different sizes. Where on earth are all these?

  3. Woot! Glad it was helpful, Wendy!

  4. You just saved my life Mary!!!! I should have known you would have figured out how to make a liner for an envelope made from the punch board! Thank you Thank you Thank you!! 🙂 Wendy K.

  5. Mary:

    Thanks for this informative video! I just bought the envelope punch board and was wondering – how to make liners for the envelopes. Thanks so much for figuring it out for me! I now have more time to “play & stamp”!

  6. Leslie Scudiere

    Mary, I hope, someday, I will come up with something genius that you will be able to use! Thank you again for this project. Your hard work once again helps me to enjoy my hobby even more. “A million and one thanks, fabulous is what you are!”

  7. Shear genius! Enjoy your trip!

  8. Carol Costley

    Love your tip. Thanks!!!!

  9. Carol Carriveau

    You are always so inspirational and I just love your Minute to Wow videos….you share so much valuable information…am going to play with my punch board this afternoon and make a liner and envelope…I have three cards to get in the mail tomorrow. THANK YOU!

  10. I just got the envelope punch board and your video was so timely, Mary! Today I made my first envelope to match a card I made …. and I stamped and cut out a matching liner thanks to you and your wonderful tutorial!! Thank you!!

  11. Thank you for figuring this out. I am sure it would have been way over my head. This is very useful, and I really, really appreciate the time you spent. If it took you hours, it would have taken me days and may not even accomplished it.


  12. Mary, I enjoyed your video, and I found it very helpful. Thanks for the instructions for the liner also. Several of us have enjoyed your video of Caroline, the leaves, and Isabel.

  13. WOW now that you have shown me I know I can do it too. It will be on my next order. Thank you Mary you are the best:)

  14. Sherrie Gross

    Have a wonderful time in St. George! I will be following on Facebook.

  15. Wow, that looks fabulous! Thank you for the tutorial. I am thinking of getting this board!

  16. Nancy Farrell

    Have a great trip. Thanks a bunch for leaving us with this great tip to try. Looking fwd to your FB updates. 🙂

  17. This is amazing! So much simpler!! Thank you so much!

  18. THANK YOU!!!! I have been struggling with making liners over the weekend. I wasted so much paper and time

  19. Mary – that truly made me WOW out loud! so instead of lol, I guess it was a wol. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing that tip, and for going through all the “old” DSP to figure it out. 🙂

    Happy stamping,
    Jenny W

  20. Wow Mary! Thank you so much for taking the time to figure this out!

  21. Mary you’re amazing!! This is SO helpful! Seriously genius! 🙂 Happy stamping & happy traveling, Jacq

  22. Mary, You’re a genius! Thanks for taking the time to figure this out and for sharing.

  23. Yup….BRILLIANT! I love it Mary! Thank you for teaching us!

  24. BRILLIANT MARY! I would say you have a very sufficient “math” brain – I never would have figured this out. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  25. Hi R: The Envelope Liner Framelits coordinate with Stampin’ Up! pre-made envelopes (3 sizes). They have the same design, curves and all. Anything is possible but it may be a challenge to try and retro fit them to the punch board envelopes. I’m going to use the framelits for my Stampin’ Up! envelopes and use this new method for envelopes made with the Envelope Punch Board. Both quick and easy! Hugs, M

  26. Doris in Canada

    Thank you, so much, for this very timely video. My punch board is on its way, and I can’t wait to play with it. Your ideas and videos are always very helpful. Thank you for generously sharing them. Love your blog, and adore your projects. You have a fabulous eye for colour and style.

  27. Thanks for this!
    Is there a way to make straight flaps instead of pointy so my Envelope Liner Thinlets will work? Guess I’ll need to try when I get my Envelope Punch 😉

  28. I just ordered one last night! Thanks for the info. Can’t wait to use it.


  29. Thank you so much for that tutorial Mary! I love it!! You are so clever 🙂

  30. Mary, my friend…you blow me out of the water w/this tutorial!!! AWESOME, G.F..!!thanks for today’s post!!

  31. Great!! I just ordered it! I can’t wait to get it and now with this tutorial I will be able to finish up the envelopes in style! No more store bought envelopes for me! Thank you!

  32. Thank you so much Mary for sacrificing your CS and DSP for us. I cannot wait to get my board. Have a great time in Utah

  33. Can’t wait to try this, Mary!

  34. Thank you for another great tutorial. I will be referring back to it again and again.

  35. Just another reason why I can’t WAIT to get my Envelope Punch Board! Thank you for doing all the ‘brain work’ on this. Also love your quote from THE MIRACLE WORKER!

  36. Oooh yes yes , I love your way !!!!!
    So easy and beat !!!!
    Thank you Ms Mary ….
    I’ll say it again , your so good to US !!!!
    Tfs ,
    Hugs Frenchie

  37. One Minute to WoW is the perfect phrase for this tutorial. I love the new envelope framelits but you do use a lot of dsp in the process. For a truly customized card this is an amazing tool. Thanks for making it so easy!

  38. I’m hoping it works for most envie sizes and proves to be just as easy for all of you!

  39. Shannon Hokanson

    Thank you for saving me hours trying to figure out the lining on my own. After all why create envelopes if you can’t add a personal touch with a liner. This is a big wow!

  40. Oh my gosh Mary, that is awesome. I just signed up as a demo and bought the envelope punch board as part of my kit. I can’t wait to start using it. Thanks very much for all that trial and error. It will save me lots of time 🙂

  41. Well… I guess I need that! Lol!

  42. Awesome tutorial and card Mary!

  43. Brilliant and incredible video! We all love this tool but it has too been driving me nuts figuring out the best way for liners! I swore I was “over thinking” it and you have proved my theory correct! Once again, THANK YOU for your tips and keeping things simple! I think there will be many people happy….you are the “pick FISH of the day”

  44. I always line my envelopes, Mary, so this was really helpful. Beautiful finished result, as always.

  45. Great video, Mary! *Love* envelope liners!!! They give such a finished look. Thanks so much for taking the time to figure this out.

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