Friday, November 4, 2011


Several years ago... I was gifted with a bunch of quilting magazines.
I read them... enjoyed them... and was ready to gift them to someone else..  but nobody wanted them.
I offered to donate them to several charities.. and they didn't want them.
I even tried to take them to the recycling center... and they couldn't take them because of the sheen on the paper.
So. I decided to use them for collage and for envelopes.

Over the years... I have made envelopes out of all kinds of magazines that would otherwise end up in a landfill. I have also used book pages from badly damaged books... calendar pages... and more. Recycling papers of all kinds into envelopes not only saves the environment... but recycles them into a useful item.
Plus... they're kinda cool :)

*photos and envelopes by Elaine A. Russell