Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Security Envelope Covered Notebooks

I cannot get enough of the teeny Composition Books, and since I've
been hoarding security envelopes for the longest time (over a year) it was time to get crackerlacking and actually use them for something. Just in time, the hubster was on the blower (phone) to Clutterers Anonymous signing me up for a 12 step program ;)

 I had all these grand plans, but sometimes simple is the best option, the patterns on the inside of the envelopes were so pretty (at least to me anyway) that just a glue down and trim up was all I needed to do with those cheeky little pads.

Thinking of making your own?
  • Open mail with a letter opener/knife at home and work.
  • Ask family/friends/work colleagues to save them for you.
  • Keep an eye out for unused return envelopes from Banks and Large Brochure size Envelopes.
  • Spacing is crucial when using small envelopes. I used the bottom fold and lined it up with the spine of the book, so the Front and Back of the evelope are used and not the unpatterned flap.
  • Some patterns aren't dark enough to cover the composition book cover from showing through so have a play around before sticking.

Wouldn't these make a cool gift for hard to craft for guys for Christmas? (I know, I know enough with the unseasonal hints) I'm thinking of grouping them in Greys and Blacks, Blues, and Greens. Look out for Reds too and more unusual Geometric patterns.


The Young Old Chook said...

This is genius! They look so effective. Well done. I am going to join the Clutterers Anonymous club, I think!

Reverse Clothing said...

You seriously have the best ideas.

LimeRiot said...

What an awesome idea!!

Stacy said...

I love this, they look so cute.

ruby murray said...

Young Old Chook - Thanks Chooky ;)I was pretty chuffed with them when I found some good unripped stretches of envelope with those awesome patterns.

Reverse Clothing - Gee thanks, that's so kind, there are some amazing ideas on the web that you can't help but be inspired by.

Limeriot - Thanks again Lime, love it when simple ideas work out.

Staci - Thanks, hope you try making these too, so much fun.

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