|After sealing up the sides, adding decorative tape if wanted - just stuff the envelope and seal.|
Slap a mailing label on the front, address, stamp and you are ready to rock and roll.
Or, take a walk to the post box.....
|Templates for envelope making|
If you don't want to do free form envelopes, you can buy clear, plexi envelope templates from Amazon
and, here in the USA, from The Paper Source. The advantage to the clear templates is that
you can position your template just the way you want it and see what will be showing on your envelope.
You use position template, trace with a pencil and cut out. Then tape or glue together.
This one was $1.50 from the Japanese Dollar Store here in SF.
|Thanksgiving envelopes - catalog arrived today and I have a couple of envelopes ready to go out for Thanksgiving.|
And here's a look at some great envelopes made by my pal
These are very cool - there is no end to ideas for envelope-making.
|Edible SF magazine - a freebie. After reading it's envelope making time...|
A lot of folks like to buy stationery and there are lots of places to do that - but I love re-cycling and re-purposing (again). I find old pads of paper in thrift shops and at
(think Korean Airlines stationery).
If your friends and family know you are into mail art and re-using they may clear out their basements or attics and offer up old hotel stationary or postcards that have been stored away.
Use rubber stamps to decorate.
I got a hold of some very old copy-right free designs and went to the copy center and got 100 great pieces of stationery.
If I wanted to get really crazy I could get out my colored pencils and color some of these in.
|Charming, don't you think? And cheap!|