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Make It : Recycled Envelopes

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My dear friend just moved across the country and has been trying to revive snail mail.  She's also very eco-concious, so I thought what gift could be more appropriate than a recycled stationery set??  I too am a bit of a waste-a-phobe, so I happen to have a big supply of scrap paper from the office.  I saved the paper with the intention of using the white side, but some sheets actually had pretty images that I'd printed for inspiration, etc.  When you trim off one side, these 8-1/2" x 11" sheets made were just right to make envelopes from.  And to make the process even easier, I used our Martha Stewart Scoring Board (which, as you may have noticed, we are quite fond of here!)

After scoring 4 lines (you don't even need a ruler- the grooved scoring board guides your bone folder), I folded in the two short sides of the envelope and then one long side, attaching with double stick tape.  I trimmed the point from the bottom flap with scissors.   (You'll find detailed instructions with the scoring board.)

This envelope was one of my favorites- a colleague had photocopied some Pantone swatches for a story's color palette-

I cut some plain white cards to go with the multi-colored envelopes, and added some adhesive labels.  Now all I need is some postage stamps and pens!

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