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« on: January 17, 2011 08:13:14 PM »

I've wanted envelopes made of maps forever, and I've had an old map book kicking around (with some delightfully out-of-date locations in it). So finally, I got down to business and made some card-sized envelopes for myself!


I made my own template for the envelopes by looking at templates online, and checking out the sizes of the cards I have that needed envelopes. I also added a white strip for the address.  Shot of the back:
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2011 06:23:53 AM »

ooooh i love these, i was actually thinking  about doing something like this for my wedding invites. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011 10:39:06 AM »

these look great! i've been lazy bones about posting the gifts i made for the holidays... i made a set of cards for my brother from an old atlas this year. what is it about a map envelope that is SOOOOO pleasing? you did a fab job!
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011 03:38:05 PM »

ooooh i love these, i was actually thinking  about doing something like this for my wedding invites. 

That'd be cool! Out of maps or something else?
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2011 01:31:40 PM »

thank you so much for posting this. i'm crafting a travel inspired wedding, and didn't even think of this idea!
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2011 04:24:39 PM »

thank you so much for posting this. i'm crafting a travel inspired wedding, and didn't even think of this idea!

Travel inspired wedding sounds very cool! Will there be pictures in the wedding section? (And you're welcome. Smiley)
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2011 07:21:00 AM »

I love this idea!!!  Looks GREAT!
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011 09:18:41 AM »

They are so great. (Runs out to find a book with maps... Grin)
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2011 12:27:08 PM »

Oh,brothr,
I must be more tired than I think  Tongue.I thought the title read "Envelopes from Mars"  Roll Eyes.Duh.But they are beautiful. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2011 12:56:11 PM »

They are so much fun!
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2011 01:04:32 PM »

I love sending my letters in fancy envelopes! It's so much more fun than white :]
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2011 08:17:08 AM »

Love it! Great idea to use maps, I made envelopes once from an old Christmas Pier1 catalog .. such shiny pretty colors, it was so much fun. Thanks for reminding me to try this with other old papers 'n stuff.  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2011 12:59:45 PM »

I actually also have this big old battered book of photos from old Westerns that I plan to do the same thing with! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2011 08:52:12 PM »

I bet the people who get those cards are going to be so delighted when they see them.
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« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2011 10:24:19 PM »

Never thought of using maps for envies--very cool idea!
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« Reply #15 on: February 29, 2012 01:06:54 PM »

I love these! I am promptly going to find an old atlas and make some of these, or get my very own origami guru to do it  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2012 07:04:47 AM »

Brilliant idea, would work nicely with wrapping paper also!
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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2012 10:41:45 AM »

Brilliant idea, would work nicely with wrapping paper also!

Ooh, I agree! Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2012 10:41:53 AM »

word of caution when using wrapping paper-- many types of wrapping paper are difficult to deal with when using a glue stick. i find that many kinds of wrapping paper curls  a lot when wet with glue, making it necessary to work very quickly once the glue is applied. glue dots solve this problem Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2012 05:42:13 PM »

This is such a great idea. I love maps.
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« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2012 09:07:05 AM »

these are great! and I just scored a huge pile of maps from a garage sale free box. I can't wait to make some and send some letters!
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« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2012 01:20:19 AM »

Love these!! Great idea I'll have to try  Grin
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