Friday, July 12, 2013

Nesting Envelopes

What is better than receiving an envelope in the mail?? Well, receiving lots of envelopes!! I was thinking of the Matryoshka or nesting dolls and how they fill perfectly inside of each other. And then of course my brain went into envelope mode. I already had the biggest and the littlest one, so I went from there.
I made a total of 8 envelopes the smallest with the heart  is from Nouveau Nancy. You can make as many as you would like, but I think the more the merrier. Just imagine the face of your pen pal when she opens envelope after envelope, and that will be enough to make you carry on.


There are many ways to make an envelope, but here is one I did a while back. Just make sure to paste a piece of writing paper inside each envelope so that you write your letter on the actual envelope and not add extra layers, besides I think it will be too confusing.

Making envelopes is quite relaxing and fun (at least for me). I can see my sister's face right now and going hahaha. Maybe I'll send her these so I can slowly convert her into an addict letter writer.

 Don't they look super cute all nestled like that? For more snail mailing ideas make sure to check the Flat Project.

This weekend we are driving down to Italy with some pit stops along the way. It is only 12 hours total, but with kids in tow it can feel like a million. Finally we get to experience what a real summer is, and not these 2 warm days that we got at the beginning of the week.
I still have some posts prepared for the next week so this is not a goodbye, yet!

Wishing you a great weekend, and hope to see you next week!


  1. This is such a lovely idea, Giova.
    I truly like it.
    Have a lovely holiday in Italy.
    I hope you will have a wonderful time there.

    P.S. Your postcard arrived the other day.
    Thank you so much! I am happy that you liked the little wooden bird.
    Actually, I did not know that you love birds. I will keep that in mind... ;-)

    1. I'm glad you liked the envelopes!
      You too, have a great holiday! Italy here we come ;)

  2. Omg this is like the cutest idea ever! Do you mind if I steal this idea for a future blog post? :) (of course I will credit you and link back)

    1. Certainly! Send me also the link so that I can see how yours look ;)

  3. Super cute! And very cool GIF too! I need to learn how to make those... envelopes AND GIFs!

    1. haha Deepa, I wouldn't call that a Gif, more like an iphone app!! Check Joelix for the coolest gifs ;)

  4. Hahahahahahaaa imagine the receiver's face :D So cute! And yayy for the animated gif, even it's an app, it's cool!

    1. You have to teach me how to do a proper gif ;)

  5. So fun! I love all your different envelope ideas! I have used envelopes already made and created gift packaging with them:

    Thanks for sharing your creative envelope ideas!

    Crafty Journal


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