Personalize your notes by lining precut cards and envelopes with fabric or decorative paper.
Martha Stewart Living, April 2002
Make the Card: Start with a precut photo-frame card. The card has three flaps. One folds under the cutout flap. Measure flap that folds under; cut fabric or paper to fit, less 1/2 inch. Dot glue on wrong side of fabric; glue to flap. Glue rickrack or ribbon to fabric, if desired. Dot glue around fabric edges. Fold cutout flap over glue-dotted flap, and press.
Line the Envelope: Measure an open envelope from the top of the triangular flap (not including the sticky edge) to the bottom of the envelope. Measure between sides. Cut a sheet of decorative paper to those dimensions. We used a personal paper trimmer, available at office-supply stores.
Slide cut sheet into envelope. Fold both sides down at top, using the bottom of the sticky edge as a guide. Crease with bone folder. Take paper out of envelope; cut along creases with trimmer. Insert paper into envelope, and fold where envelope flap folds over; crease. Apply glue from a stick to back of paper, on the top edges only; press gently to envelope.