Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Papercrafting: envelopes

Hello again. I wanted to share something that I don't know why I never thought of before. I feel sort of dumb, but the other day I was paying bills. Well, some I pay online and some I do the old way -- write a check and mail payment. One statement I received didn't include a envelope for me to send my check to. That was annoying because I had no envelopes, I do have some with my stationaries, but I didn't want to part with them just to mail a check. Besides they were pretty. So I dug around and found some "thank you" cards and I took one of the envelopes to send the bill. But then this morning I was reading my blog subscriptions and came across angry chicken's blog about making your own envelopes! Why didn't I think of that! I even have a envelope template to cut your own. Of course, I have a bunch of scrapbooking papers that I no longer care about and lots of plain white paper . . . I should just make some envelopes for those times I don't have an envelope, which is once in a blue moon. I know, I can just buy a box of envelopes and be done with it, but since I have all this paper lying around, why don't I just use it for pretty envelopes? Even if I'm just paying a bill.

Some envelopes I made with the pattern on the inside, some I made with the pattern on the outside. Actually, these were quite fun to make and only took minutes, I feel like I should make fancy stationary now!


Mihl said...

How pretty!

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

I saw Amy's post about envelopes, too. It's so cool to see what you've done with them. Now I'm even more inspired to try it!

Connie Weiss said...

I would love to make my own envelopes! That is a really great idea.