I've been going overboard making my own envelopes for the last few months. I really enjoyed making them when I had a letter to send, and at some point I realized that I could make them in advance so I'd be ready when I had something to mail. It's gotten out of hand since then. We recently went through our monstrous book collection to try to thin it out some, and I got away with a box of beat up kids' books. These are the results so far...
These are made from "Do You Know What I'm Going To Do Next Saturday?" 5 5/8" x 3 1/4"... which, I found out the hard way, is too small to mail.
The kid in this book really liked to eat. ("You have to keep eating if you want to keep going!")
I made matching cards for these that are blank on the inside.
These are made from a book of jokes. They're the same size.
This was my first time using double-sided tape. I don't know what I was thinking putting the tape on the bottom edge. Jeez, Kara. Get it together.
These are made from the Sesame Street "Together Book". They're the same size as the other ones, but the paper isn't as thick.
This book was really short, so I could only get five good envelopes out of it.
I made cards for these, too.
Thanks for looking!