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2008-11-16

Tutorial: Using #10 envelopes as decorative paper (or, "Vintage Fabric Meets the #10 Envelope")

What do these two pictures have in common...vintage fabric (that my wonderful friend Sandy gave me from her stash. Thanks so much Sandy!) and regular #10 bill envelopes? Well, believe it or not you can recycle and use the envelopes as decorative paper! What you say? Has she gone mad, using #10 envelopes as decorative paper? What is she talking about? Maybe sniffing that glue? haha! Well, let's take a look below and see what happens if you were to slice off the top of these envelopes. Here's what you would see inside...wonderful designs to use as decorative paper on your papercrafting projects!. Well at least that's how I was inspired! Here's a sample of the "Bookoo Blessings" card I designed using my recycled dp...I made a scallop circle and again at the bottom of the card I machine-stitched it as a border. I chose this envelope design because I thought it complemented the grey background design on the vintage fabric. I also used my scraps of "Genevieve" (my favorite TAC paper collection) on the left side of card:
I put together a tutorial SLIDE for you to show you the MANY things you can design OUT OF ONE ENVELOPE (and there was still paper left!). The best part is I didn't have to pay for the paper... I'm lovin' that! Hey, your turn to try it...post your results here so everyone can see. Thanks and happy everything!

6 comments:

BarbL said...

Now THAT is really clever!!

NancyS said...

You are SO CLEVER and this couldn't come at a better time when all of us are drowning in paper!

Happy Thanksgiving,
Nancy.

Gina K. said...

What a cool idea! Your card is beautiful!!

Mary said...

I am so glad I checked out your blog. Thankyou for sharing your creations. I will be checking my envelopes. May God Bless your day.
Mary from Maine.

Jannette said...

Excellent idea! Love it for cards and birthdays projects or projects that will maybe thrown away after a party! Thanks for the inspiration!

Waseem said...

I wish it could come at a time when i make my Gift Card envelopes.

You may purchase my cards and artwork

at my "Paper Blessings" ETSY Shoppe.

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