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Topic: Envelopes made from vintage kids' books! (LOTS of pictures)  (Read 2536 times)
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karaisclumsy
« on: April 20, 2011 01:56:57 PM »

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! Smiley
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imera
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011 05:08:10 AM »

Just adorable Cheesy
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karaisclumsy
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011 08:08:35 AM »

Just adorable Cheesy
Thanks!

They're actually 4 5/8" x 3 1/4", not 5 5/8". I tried to edit it, but couldn't without getting rid of the pictures again. Bleh.
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mingus107
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011 06:44:25 PM »

I would love to get any one of these in the mail! Super cute!
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karaisclumsy
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2011 08:06:12 AM »

I would love to get any one of these in the mail! Super cute!

Right? I had a few more of the first set and used one to send a letter to my friend... but it got sent back to me with a big ugly sticker on it about how it was too small! Bleh.
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librarylover
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2011 09:51:38 PM »

I love them! I've made some envelopes with calendar and magazine pages, but these you've made with children's book pages are so much cuter! You can always use the small ones for gift enclosure cards.
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fuzzysquare
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2011 02:05:53 PM »

What a fun idea for using children's books! I also love the cards you made to go with the envelopes. Everything looks so professional. I love Bert's face on the band around your Sesame Street set.
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2011 08:10:49 AM »

What a cool idea... I just love this.
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2011 05:54:52 AM »

I think it's great to recycle damaged children's books, and what a great way to do it Smiley I think I want to give it a go Cheesy
Thanks for the inspiration xo
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2011 09:05:10 PM »

what a brilliant idea. I just wish I would have thought about this before my mom got rid of all our children's books Undecided
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