I used to do this a lot but sort of got out of the habit, however I saw some on pinterest and it reminded me how I used to write letters to my school friend after we both got married and moved away as she's always loved receiving and sending letters.
So last night I made her a card and wrote her a letter and went back to our old way of sending them in a handmade recycled envelope. We used to make them out of old magazines. So I got out one of last years flower seed catologues and one of my old car mags that's a bit tatttie and made a load of different sized envelopes.
This is the larger one I made to hold the card and letter I'll post off tomorrow to my friend. I know she'll love it and will know straight away who it's from without even having to open it.
Has anyone else done this or do it?
Oh I now have a nice pile of different sized recycled envelopes with either flowers on them or car or car parts.
This is the one I'm posting tomorrow I've placed a bit of card over her address.
I have the SU! envelope maker, but I must confess that when I am doing some standard size cards, I usually buy envelopes. When I am going non-standard size cards though, I will make one.
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I've just made a load of C6 size envelopes for A6 cards. I've been creating pretty hand drawn designs then I've photocopied them on my printer and started making them up into envelopes. The printed ones are a bit thin so I've lined them with other papers.
I've also have a old out of date world atlas that has pages falling out of it so I'm in the process of recycling the fallen out map pages into envelopes and the paper is lovely and thick and shiny so are make nice strong envelopes.