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Recycled Paper Bag Stationary

Envelopes made from white paper bags and post cards made from file folders.

Approximate Time: 20-30 minutes


  • scissors

  • white paper bags
  • rubber stamps
  • ink for rubber stamps
  • colored pencils or crayons
  • glue
  • ink pen
  • envelope to use as a template
  • iron
  • pressing cloth
  • plain file folders
  • scalloped edge paper scissors
  • brown paper bags
  • clothespins

Instructions For Envelopes:

  1. Deconstruct the white paper bags and lay flat. If desired, you can use an iron on low setting to press out creases.
  2. Trace the template of the envelope you've chosen as a pattern. Cut out as many envelopes as desired.
  3. Stamp the design on the envelopes and color as desired with colored pencils or crayons.
  4. Fold the envelopes into place and glue. Place wooden clothespins along the edges to secure while the glue dries.
  5. Stationary to match can also be created using small sheets of the white paper bags.

For post cards:

  1. Cut the lightweight cardboard the desired size and shape.
  2. Cut as many as desired with scalloped edge scissors.
  3. Stamp with rubber stamp and color with colored pencils or crayons.

For stationary:

  1. Lay a deconstructed brown paper bag flat and cut into the desired dimensions with scalloped craft scissors.
  2. Stamp with desired design and color with colored pencils or crayons.

By Monica from Cortez, CO

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May 12, 20110 found this helpful

Love it... What a great stationary.

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