DIY Watercolor Envelope Liner and Valentine Card

February 3, 2015

I love love love hand-written notes; both getting them and giving them is one of my favorite guilty pleasures.  Many would argue that the art of a hand-written note is dying, but it is fully alive in this house!

One year I tried making Greg a scratch-off ticket as his Valentine card (using dish soap and silver paint), well it was a total fail. So last year, I decided to opt for an etsy card as a surefire bet, it was lovely, but my Valentine creativity could only be kept at bay for so long. So this year I am at it once again, hopefully with better odds at impressing.

Plus, I’ve been vying for a chance to use some watercolors, but I have no ability to paint, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity for me.  If you aren’t up for making your own card with this craft, don’t fret! I’ve made mine available as a free download here! The flowers featured on this card are from one of my favorite etsy shops: Create The Cut!


  • Card-Stock (I really like Staple’s heavy-weight card-stock for everyday crafts)
  • Watercolors
  • Paintbrush
  • Slide Cutter (use your Michael’s app for 40% one of these, you won’t regret it!)
  • A7 Envelope
  • Scoring Board (I use this so much, you don’t even know!)
  • Double Stick Tape

Step 1: Use the watercolor paint and brush your desired color onto a piece of card stock.  I liked long straight lines best, but you can get creative with this!

Step 2: Trace your envelope with a pencil.  Then cut along the traced line.

Step 3: Now carefully and evenly cut off a 1/4 inch edge of the liner so that it is slightly smaller than the original tracing.

Step 4:  Almost done!  Slide the liner into the envelope and use a bit of double stick tape to secure it in place.

Step 5: If you’re using my card, print it, then use your handy dandy new slide cutter to cut along the sides and bottom of the card.  Before you cut the top, use your other handy dandy new tool to score the center of the card.  Then use your slide cutter to finish off the card.

Are you on Pinterest?  So am I!  Let’s follow each other!  Also, here’s a pinterest friendly version of this DIY!

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    • Thanks for visiting Tracey! I hope you are able to use it this weekend for Valentine’s day! Happy crafting ; ) -Chloe

    • Mikela thank you SO much for visiting!! What is your instagram username? I want to make sure I am following you! Happy Valentine’s Day! xo -Chloe

    • Ailee, thanks for visiting; I hope you enjoy. I have been enjoying reading about your amazing Galentine Party!! Happy Valentine’s Day! xo -Chloe