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Making Envelopes From Magazines

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Making Envelopes From Magazines
Envelopes can be made from many types of recycled paper. This is a guide about making envelopes from magazines.
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By 28 found this helpful
July 26, 2010

I have done this for years. Our library has magazines in their bookstore for a quarter each. After I read them, I make envelopes from the most colorful pages and tear out all the cologne ads (woman's magazines) that have the scent under the flap. When I am ready to mail a handmade card or letter I lift the tab on the scent and rub it on the inside of my magazine made envelope. Makes it a pleasant surprise for the recipient.
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There are several envelope templates for downloading on the web available for free. The larger the magazine pages, the more choices you have for your envelope size. I have also used maps and old sheet music. You will need to add a label for the address. I use my return address sticker to seal the envelope in the back. Food, art, garden, travel, and animal magazines have some great photos.

Source: My idea as far as using the scents. Envelopes from magazines have been around for some time.

By NoRulesArt from FL

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July 26, 20100 found this helpful

Remove any colored advertisements and pretty pictured pages from inside magazines. They are usually a little stiffer than the other pages. If they are for an ad for fragrances, you get an extra bonus.

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Take an old envelope, open it carefully, use it as a template to trace the shape. I usually draw it a tad larger, so it won't be too small after gluing.

Then I usually place a white label of some sort for the address label which makes it easier for the postal workers to see where it goes. Sometimes I seal it with a small, pretty item, appropriate for the season. I use the pages and seals timed for the season.

By Gladys

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Make Pretty, Colored Envelopes for Free

You can also do this with pages from wall calendars and heavier gift wrap paper. (07/20/2007)

By Maryeileen

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