Monday, October 3, 2016

10-3-16


It's "Maker Monday!" 
... my series of posts where I feature something the daughter or I are working on, 
and encourage the maker lifestyle.

In the midst of clearing out the studio space.... we've been discovering/ rediscovering things we have.
A couple years ago, I bought a HUGE stack of scrapbook papers (in addition to papers I already had),
and while I have used some... most have just sat awaiting the time for me to make envelopes.
Over the years of making envelopes, I've come to find that most templates don't really work unless you have huge sheets of paper.
The way most templates are designed, they incorporate big side flaps or folds at an angle, and they are not really functional when you are using recycled papers or book pages. They are just too big. So. Over time, I have designed my own templates. 
This weekend, I used one of the larger templates and made about 100 or so envelopes. 
I hope to make flat cards to go with the ones I am putting into sets, 
and the rest will go into a listing of random envelopes in my Etsy shop.

Keep creating folks!.. and I will see you all back here tomorrow.