refining the recycled paper notelets
I’ve made a few notecards and greeting cards from used envelopes and colorful paper that otherwise would have made its way to the recycling bin. And have stepped up my efforts to commit to homemade notecards and envelopes rather than commercially made ones, in part, to reduce paper waste. I used a page from our community newsletter for the envelope below.
Making envelopes was slightly more challenging until I considered using cellophane envelope windows. You just need to cut out one of those windows from your electric bill and a slice of paper upon which to write the recipient’s mailing address.
After a touch of glue to affix the cellophane window to the envelope, the mailing address is securely in place and easy to see.
And best of all, you can use any paper you want for the envelope. So I’ve been taking advantage of attractively photographed catalog and magazine pages. I just fold them to fit (loosely) around my homemade greeting card.
I try to keep the back pretty too with a simple snip of the scissors.
I’m always collecting ideas, so please point me toward other interesting homemade envelope techniques that you might have seen.
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