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« on: February 18, 2010 08:33:41 AM »


This is a fairly simple stab bound book made from recycled envelopes.  My husband does a lot of cut up poetry, cutting words and phrases from magazines and putting them together.  Often, he'll cut out a bunch of scraps and not finish; this was my solution for those unfinished poems.  Now he can sort them by poem and keep them together. 



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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010 09:04:52 AM »

that's a great idea!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010 09:15:02 AM »

That's clever, and it would also be great for tiny scraps of paper for inchies or collage!

ETA: I just thought that it would be great to do this with those small manila envelopes that open on the side. We use a lot of those at my workplace- I'm going to have to start collecting the used ones.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2010 09:32:52 AM »

Wow, is it bound in a way that let you fully open the envelope or just slightly open them?
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2010 09:34:40 AM »

great use of envelopes that get thrown out in my office!

I am also curious how they open...
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2010 09:39:22 AM »

Wow, is it bound in a way that let you fully open the envelope or just slightly open them?

I cut the flap on each envelope to be about an inch shorter on the side where I bound them.  This way they can still open.   Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010 09:42:18 AM »

Thanks! I thought that is what you did...but I bet they open enough to leave them if you wanted!

This is probably a good idea for a lot of things, like all those bitty papers I write ideas and drawings of stuff I see on here!!!  Great job and so thoughtful---would love to see some of the cut out poetry...I have seen some on altered journals and ATCs--pretty nice stuff!
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2010 07:04:23 AM »

Very clever.  This would also make a great coupon sorter for the grocery store.
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010 01:36:20 PM »

This is AWESOME! We are totally making this for our house.
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2010 09:28:10 AM »

Thanks for all the comments!  I think it would be great to decorate or just label the envelopes to show what is inside, or use the envelopes with windows to give a preview of the contents.  These would be great for so many things!  I also like to save these envelopes to use the patterns inside.
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