Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wonderful handmade envelope



My friend James over at Everyday Correspondence sent this wonderful handmade envelope. It's always cool to receive something that you previously read about in someone's post, this envelope is even nicer in person. (Hmmm, I wonder how he knew I was a big Gary Cooper fan?)



I was so inspired I've even turned out a few of my own. Will one of them be turning up in your mailbox soon?

7 comments:

lady dandelion said...

O, Yes, please ;-)!

TAO said...

I wonder what the post office regulations are for stuff like this? They sometimes want white space in certain areas etc. Well, the envelope you got made it so I guess they can't require too much. It's a nice way to recycle.

Julie (Okami) said...

I have made envelopes with NO white space and used white gel pens to address. I have never had a problem. The only requirements I have found on the USPS site are related to size.

Stephanie said...

Those do look like fun! I wish I had more materials to turn into envelopes myself. Hmm maybe I need to raid a paper recycling can...

James said...

Yay! Thanks for posting my letter to you. And I'm with you, Julie, I've sent some pretty non-traditional envelopes and never had a problem so long as they are within regulation size, have a mailing address and proper postage. The United States Postal Service is magic.

James

JoniB said...

Do you have a pattern for envelopes? Whenever I've tried them, they turn out all wonky.

Julie (Okami) said...

Joni, I took an envelope that I liked and carefully opened it up and traced it onto a piece of heavy paper. I use this to trace the pattern onto pages I like. If you want to get really professional you can by patterns like these that Ilona at The Missive Maven blogged about.

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