Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Decorated Recycled Envelopes

Savvy says I can’t send this envelope to her. 

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“Eye” can’t image why!

Doing some organizing and cleaning and filing, getting things all neat and pretty for school to start (actually cleaning off my desk so I could use it if I’m honest).  And it going through all the 6000 pieces of mail from the insurance company I get every time I have to drag the girls or myself to the doctor, I had a bunch of blank envelopes with the clear window.

In an effort to be ‘green’ (my favorite color) I decided I would reuse the envelopes to send out letters and notes to people.  But I didn’t want to just stick their address in the opening when there was still plenty of room on the right hand side of the envelope to write an address, so I thought I would put a picture there.

Opened up my folder with all the bits and pieces I had torn out of magazines and selected a few things which I thought would be fun to use.

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This is the results.  A pile of decorated envelopes, ready for a quick note and stamp and then off in the mail.  Since these days my ‘paper du jour’ is lined notebook paper, at least having the envelope decorated makes it a little more special.

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This is the one Savvy said I could send to her.  The butterflies are both inside and outside the envelope. 

It was fun.  Who knows, a decorated envelope could be on it’s way to you.  Want mail?  Let me know.

6 comments:

  1. ah you see i was one of the lucky recipients of your cute and awesome envelopes and letters . How lovely !!!

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  2. Those are great! I love your ideas! I tried decorating the windows with markers, but the results weren't so great. I'll have to try again, following your lead!

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  3. Oh I LOVE this idea - do you mind if I borrow it?

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  4. I love those envelopes! What a neat idea! The eye one is hilarious :)

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  5. awesome. you can send me mail anytime.

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  6. Hi - I just followed a link here from Little Red Mailbox and I wanted to let you know that a piece of your mail art was featured in the latest issue of A Festival of Postcards in the section called The Artful Postcard. You can see it for yourself right here -
    http://wp.me/pp92w-45h
    If you're interested in participating directly, then the next entries are on the theme of "Quadrupeds - 4legged animals" and are due by October 20th.
    Evelyn in Montreal

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