Saturday, March 20, 2010

envie envy

Trading these fabulous miniature works of art (ATCs) has been so fun for so many reasons... one of which is the discovery of mini envelopes to send them in.... (I know, it's the little things in life that gives me such pleasure!)  I've received some very cool envies and finally I took one apart to use as a template.  You could use any kind of paper, really... scrapbook paper, wrapping paper.... I had a couple Paper-Source catalogs on hand that I thought would be fun to turn into envelopes...

I'm going to work on making a template to share with you, but in the meantime here are the photos.... (and you can always make any size envies... just think of it as wrapping a package.  Tape runners (or 2 way tape) works wonderfully well.


folded piece before taping:

new life as an envie:

envies a plenty:

and today's craft moment.... the Paper-Source blog is full of ideas and links to templates!
what color is your envelope?

...scatter joy...


  1. I am becoming more and more addicted to swaps ! I will surely experiment the way you do soon ! Thanks for sharing your beautiful blog.

    Lulubiz from swapbot

  2. I forgot how much i loved swaps! Im going to that link to see all the templates.
    Thanks for posting :)
    CDonovan - swapbot

  3. what a great idea! I've sent them in special plastic envies before but this is really cute! Rebecca Ednie/thebragal Swap-Bot

  4. LOVE IT!!

    stop by and say hi when you get a chance
    lolasgirl from swapbot

    following you!

  5. Nice idea!! So easy to make!

    (Agnetha - SwapBot)

  6. Oh I love your envelopes. I love making envelopes myself as well. You can see some at my blog. And I joined the swap Upcycled Envies at swap-bot and still have to make some for that. It is cool what you can use for making an envie :)!

    Fabi (BubbLeGumGirLie for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs)

  7. I wish I had know about these cute envies when I trated ATCs a few years ago! Thanks for the inks to the templates!
    -mariaisabel "comments on craft/design blog swap"

  8. Good idea and thanks for sharing. I think i want to try this out. ;-)
    agnes from swap-bot (Comment on Craft/design Blog swap)

  9. I love making these and so useful. love glendas... sb

  10. What a great idea. I love those little atc envelopes too, but handmade ones would rock. My recent craft projects have left me with too much scrap paper and these envies would use it nicely. Perfect!

  11. This is right up my alley. I totally LOVE it. I'm going to try this out. Thank you so much for sharing.

    j3ss1ca (SB)

  12. I love the envelopes. I am a mail art fanatic.

    ~LadyAmbrosia SwapBot

  13. thks for sharing
    lucyco ........... swapbot

  14. This looks so easy to make and definitly gives an extra touch to sending your swaps out. Going to try it!

    fii - swapbot comment on craft blog swap


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