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« on: January 09, 2008 05:45:55 PM »

inspired by this: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218905.0 of course.

Here they are - made from a calender published by the Historical society where I'm from

A couple backs - I like how the snowy house one has trees lined up on the back.

Now for a tutorial!

I used this http://images.scrippsweb.com/DIY/2004/02/20/large_envelope_template.pdf template

1. Get together a glue stick, scissors, an old calender and a ballpoint pen.

2. cut out your template and trace it on to the inside of your future envelope

3. Cut out this first envelope, but don't use it yet, because the stiff paper of the calender is much easier to trace than printer paper. Trace lots more.

4. Cut out everything. Carefully.

5. Here's an important tip - SCORE the fold lines with a ball point pen, scoring tool, or paperclip. press hard!

6. fold in the sides, and fold up the bottom(the shorter bit)

7. put a little glue on both sides that will be stuck together.

8. Revel in your envelopes. Maybe make some lick and stick glue for the tops from jello and vinegar (there are easy recipes online)

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« Last Edit: January 09, 2008 05:48:30 PM by PaisleyPanther - Reason: Before pics! » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008 08:35:16 PM »

I saw the original today too, and it's such a great idea. Yours have a different feeling, which is cool. This is such a "duh" fabulous way to recycle paper, especially pretty paper.

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2008 08:14:40 AM »

Thank you for the tutorial. I have a bunch of nature calendars that I plan on turning into envelopes- and your picture tut will help alot!

« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2008 01:50:08 PM »

Yours came out beautifully! I am so glad someone was inspired by mine.

One tip that I have is that I made a template out of chipboard (really it was just the back of a legal pad I had lying around) so that it was stiff and I didn't mark up any of my envelopes.


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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008 11:53:19 AM »

I totally just spent my lunch hour at work making these out of last year's calendars that I had in my file cabinet drawer for whatever reason (well now I know the reason!)
They turned out great, it was an Environmental Defense calendar so the pics were perfect--- polar bears, butterflies, glaciers..
What a great idea!

It's also amusing me that if I give these to someone, they will know that I had a dentist appt. on March 6, 2007. Haha!  Cheesy

Thanks for the inspiration!
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2008 07:44:08 AM »

thanks, this is a great idea!
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2011 05:46:38 PM »

Thanks for this great idea!  I had alot of fun AND I've got some great envelopes to use for my cards!  Debra

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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2011 09:03:43 AM »

Uh oh...the link to the template doesn't work...Sad...or maybe it's just me?

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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2011 12:40:16 PM »

Maybe you could try using a regular envelope? Just tear it apart carefully, then trace.

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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2011 12:58:14 PM »

Just in case anyone else stumbles across this great little project but is frustrated because the template has been lost, it is available through the "wayback machine":

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