Friday, December 26, 2014

Tiny eco gift wrap

             I had some tiny packages to wrap so I got out the security envelopes 
             and some of my stash of old papers to wrap the tiny boxes.

These tiny packages were wrapped in an old map, ledger sheet, discarded book pages, and my grocery receipt!

I had the most fun wrapping with envelopes scavenged from our recycling bin. Just
turn the envelope inside out and cut to size and wrap.


This package is made from two former coffee bags. I cut the bag down and made a top and a lid. The
"ribbon" is a discarded paperback book. I cut the book into quarters and then folded the pages in half.

        I wrapped these packages for the holiday gifts but this wrapping would work for 
        year round gift giving. 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Security Envelope Winter cards

 I wanted to make something out of these old security envelopes this week.

Look through your recycling bin for the envelopes that your bills came in. Next month we all should have quite a few after the holiday shopping.

I searched for the blue liners. I cut up the envelope in the shapes of "ponds" and glued them to card stock.

I got out my Martha Stewart stamp set I picked up at 70% off last year to decorate the card.

I stamped the ice skater on the "ice pond" made from the inside of the envelope.


Here is one of the cards I made. I may send it out as a thank you note or a New Years card. It is a lot of fun to repurposed these envelopes. I will post more later on my another use for these envelopes.