I think I should change the name of my flat project to the envelope project. For some reason I keep coming up with envelopes, but I must admit that envelopes are a weakness. More so, than the actual writing paper.
This is a very easy and simple project. It is a little folder where you can fit almost anything flat that you wish to send to your pen pal. And you have a nice envelope made up with all those leftover paper bags (I'm assuming you have leftover bags, but I think if you only have the brown paper kind, they will look very nice too).
Here is what you'll need:
- paper bags, any kind (I got mine at Paper Presentation, and St. Augustine Paper Co.)
- glue stick
- washi-tape if you want to re-enforce the lower part
- scissors or x-acto knife
- nice paper for the back (the bird one is from Sukie, the red chevron is from Igloo letterpress)
The glue goes in 2 places: On the lower part of each bag so they get stuck together, and on the last bag which a piece of paper will be glued to make the flap of the envelope.
I haven't sent out one yet, but I don't think it needs extra protection. Seal it with wash-tape instead of the twine and you'll be set.
Wishing you a lovely and crafty weekend.