What happens when you want to drop a note in the mail but you’re short an envelope? Make one, and get creative about it! Start with a stack of papers gleaned from anywhere: brown mailing paper, magazine pages, a dog food bag (peel off the plastic coated inside layer), a bakery glassine bag (wipe off the crumbs and grease first), and my favorite, a chocolate chip bag (likewise, wipe off the chocolate residue first). There will be lots of photos on this post, starting with my pile of scrap paper.
I don’t have one of those plastic envelope templates, but an old envelope carefully peeled apart works just as well as long as it fits the card or letter you’re going to stick inside.
Then it’s simply a matter of tracing and cutting.
Then all that’s left is gluing the envelope flaps in place.
But what about note cards that don’t fit your envelope template? You can carefully measure your stationery and meticulously draw and cut out your envelope making sure the four envelope flaps will come together neatly . . . or you can wing it. Who says envelopes have to be symmetrical and all tidy?
Here are several more envelope results:
Make this day even better. Consider:
• Creative challenges are good for our brain health. (See my post on the subject here: https://minimalistgranny.com/challenges-creativity-and-our-brains/.) Whether it’s something utilitarian, like making envelopes, or something aesthetic, like plating your dinner food, look for a way to be creative today.
• For C, my artsy friends, R and K, and certain readers who asked to see a close up of my watercolor painting done with the fuzzy ceiling roller and the painting done with kitchen items, here ya go: