Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thursday's Throw Aways - Week 3

I recently had some surgery and because of this, I was the recipient of many get well cards. Of course I saved the envelopes so today we're going to start with an empty colored envelope.

Fold the envelope in half so that the side you would address is on the back and slit the flap as in the picture below.

Use your favorite adhesive to adhere the sides together. You should now have a pocket in the front and one in the back.

Decorate as desired. I used a piece of DSP on the flap for this particular card. I stamped an image in VersaMark for the background of the front and back.

Cut a small piece of magnet (I use those giveaway credit card type magnets cut up.) Put one piece on the main part of the card and the other on the flap. This will hold the flap closed so it won't .... flap..... around.

You will need to cut a piece of cardstock to fit the inside of the pocket, leaving enough room at the top for a tab.

Decorate the back as desired.

The back can hold another message card or in this instance, something like a packet of seeds or perhaps if the envelope is smaller, a gift card, or if larger a packet of hot chocolate.

Note: You'll want to make sure the tab is on the side of the insert that is not covered by the envelope when you slide it in - not like I've done in the picture above.


  1. What a wonderful design!!!!! This is great!

  2. This is such a great idea. I love making things our of stuff that I would ordinarily throw away.

  3. Weird. Really, really, weird. Now I can look at my "trash" envelopes in a whole new way.

  4. I love reusing and this is a great way to do it!! So many envelopes go in the trash and we can save trees while we play!!
    What a great creation!!

  5. I tried this last night but you have to be sure that the envelope flap has not been torn. Don't know how you keep from tearing the flap when it has been sealed.

    1. Hi Kathy. Thanks for giving it a try. Yes, I see your point. Thinking back, I believe this is why I added the decorative paper over the flap.


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