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Handmade Envelope

I had a lot of fun last night during PMS Night making some fun handmade envelopes!  Can you guess what I used to make the envelope above?

Let me show you another, maybe that will help you guess.

Another envelope

Here we go.  Does this help you any?  By the way, those white areas where it says “ . . . .) that’s the address label.  Do you have it yet?

Here’s another example.

Another fun envlope

How about this one?  Have you figured out what I’m making these fun envelopes out of?

One last picture to help.

the back

This is the backside of the last envelope.  How fun is that to have “holidays” written on it – and no, I didn’t put it there, it was already on the paper.

So, did you figure it out?  I’m so tempted not to tell you and just have you leave comments telling me . . . but I’ll be nice. . .

Stampin' Up! Catalogs!

So, did you happen to guess that they envelopes were created with pages from a retired Stampin’ Up! catalog?  If so, you’re right!  I saw where someone else had made some recently and I thought it was a great idea!  I have so many old Stampin’ Up! catalogs, what a fun way to use up at least a few pages and make them to coordinate with the handmade card inside!

Can’t you just see taking the page from the catalog that corresponds with the main stamp set used on the card inside and making an envelope with it?  I’d love to receive one of these in the mail!  A handmade envelope and a handmade card – how fun would that be to receive?

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Very clever – and thrifty! Do you have a pattern for making the envelope, or did you just wing it?

  2. Nice. I like that idea.

  3. I love it! Once again, we should not throw away anything.

  4. This is terrific, Becky! So clever and a handy way to use old books!! 🙂

  5. I’ll second that request for a pattern to make the envelope. Love the idea but….I keep all my catalogs and go back through them to get ideas for cards!

    • Just take apart an envelope you already have in the size you want and trace around it, that’s what I did.

      I have some old SU! catalogs in my Dollar Deals . . . 🙂

  6. Neat idea!

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