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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2007 11:25:13 AM »

As a science teacher, I'm conflicted about these envelopes...

You are recycling, which is awesome!! But you had to cut apart a cool looking old book with awesome animal pics to do it!

To solve this dilemma for me, I think that you should send all of the envelopes to me, and then I will feel much better about the whole project  Wink

But, seriously, these are fabulous envelopes. I have a set of "Kreate-a-lope" templates (tear and fold) and I've only used them a couple of times. After seeing your envelopes, however, I may have to start using them again!
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« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2007 11:43:13 AM »

I love recycling books/magazines for envelopes too.  For any one who wants a shortcut, here's a template for "standard" cards (that means it's for an 8.5" x 11" paper folded in fourths).  Now if I just had more people to send them to... Smiley 
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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2007 12:19:40 PM »

I don't think we've got a spot for mail art yet. Maybe someday soon. Cheesy

It was so hard to take a knife to that first book years ago, but I don't regret it for a second.




There WAS a spot for mail art.  Like, a mail art swap board, but it was used so little it got... retired?  I think things just get put in paper crafts now?


So I don't suppose it could ever be "unretired? Sad
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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2007 12:45:36 PM »

There WAS a spot for mail art.  Like, a mail art swap board, but it was used so little it got... retired?  I think things just get put in paper crafts now?


So I don't suppose it could ever be "unretired? Sad

If demand was great enough I suppose it could...

To solve this dilemma for me, I think that you should send all of the envelopes to me, and then I will feel much better about the whole project  Wink

That would be impossible since they don't live with her anymore! ::evil laughter::
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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2007 01:03:54 PM »

I don't think we've got a spot for mail art yet. Maybe someday soon. Cheesy

It was so hard to take a knife to that first book years ago, but I don't regret it for a second.




There WAS a spot for mail art.  Like, a mail art swap board, but it was used so little it got... retired?  I think things just get put in paper crafts now?


So I don't suppose it could ever be "unretired? Sad
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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2007 01:06:03 PM »

Rackycoo and Jungrrl:Thanks for the info...I just might do that Grin
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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2007 02:50:48 PM »


That would be impossible since they don't live with her anymore! ::evil laughter::
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Hmmmm...*currently plotting how to get my hands on them* ::maniacal laughter:: Wink
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« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2007 04:52:54 PM »

Even the ATC envelopes have flown the coop. Cheesy

Thanks for the nice feedback. I just returned from the thrifty with more lovely vintage books.....
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Those are really neat! Great joB!
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« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2007 12:50:48 PM »


That would be impossible since they don't live with her anymore! ::evil laughter::
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Ummm...looks like she sent those to the WRONG ADDRESS!  Cheesy
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