Envelopes by Hand

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Pulling from the candy cotton stack of gelli printed StencilGirl  and stamped papers, it was time to use my new toy the envelope punch board.  A handy tool once your get over being directions challenged like I am.  I have to figure out the tool myself and rarely follow directions well….sigh…but I did manage to make some envelopes and if you want a really great tutorial from a master mail art goddess, Pamela Gerard, go visit the Mail Me Some Art site and see how she does it..Hand made envelopes Handmade envelope close up

My first ever Keeping It Simple newsletter went out today.  I want to thank everyone who subscribed and I hope you enjoy it.  Please do share what you make with me I would love to share it here……For those of you who are interested, the sign up box is on my side bar.



  1. Wow! what a cool tool. I’ve tried making envelopes myself and they always end up wonky!! perhaps I should invest in one of these. Love the envelopes you have created ツ

  2. these are gorgeous! The look nice and sturdy, too. Your newsletter is terrific – great tutorial and great photos. A garland of those flowers would be quite lovely.

  3. Love your envelopes!

  4. Fabulous envelopes, Corrine!
    Super-inspiring! I want to make envelopes now, too! 🙂

  5. Your envelopes are so pretty!!

  6. lyle baxter says:

    great looking envies! tempting good way to use excess painted paper. thanks

  7. The envelopes are splendid, Corrine!! I love them. What fun to receive one of these in the mail instead of a bland old white one. I am thinking I have an envelope maker grid somewhere in all my piles. It has been YEARS since I went through some of this stuff. A good winter project!!
    Thanks for the newsletter. Will definitely make some of those flowers one of these days.
    Happy Wednesday!!!
    audrey xxoo

  8. I LOVE your keeping it simple newsletter. And this is a great post with great ideas as well. Thank you for always being a creativity cheerleader! And PS – here’s what I made from your great Artists in Blogland Tutorial! http://jessicasporn.blogspot.com/2013/07/mixed-media-wall-hanging.html

  9. Those are so fun Corrine. Perfect for sending off a sweet note to a sweet friend. xo

  10. That punch board is on my list to get in the near future. What a great way to use up the Gelli prints. I too don’t read the directions. Love your newsletter too. So wonderful of you to share.

  11. I love your envelopes! I make mine using calendar pictures and made my pattern from an old envelope, I have several sizes on hand depending upon the card I have made. They sure do dress up the mail!

  12. i love your envelopes!

  13. I so love your envies…oh so cool! I also loved your newsletter, your tut was terrific, so well done. You are just a wealth of information , cool stuff! Hugs!

  14. These are just delicious! Love all you’ve been doing, specially the July 4th prayer flag.

  15. Corrine, your envelopes are gorgeous! Imagine getting one of these pretty envelopes in the mail! Great way to use up those gelli prints that we all have in abundance. Great job, thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Beautiful envelopes, Corrine. Love your paper. And thanks for the shout-out!

  17. I am with you about directions! Your envelopes are such fun mail art- happy mail art!

  18. That tool is DEFINITELY on my wishlist.

  19. Just signed up Corrine,- I don`t know about having time to do much here in summer,-but would love to read and see!!
    Your envelopes are gorgeous looking , such a happy letter to recieve- -I think I once tried to make my own envelopes 🙂

  20. Aaah, so pretty, the Art of Mail just got bumped up a level or two!!

  21. Hello Corrine your envelopes are beautiful, so bright and summery, blessings your way! xx

  22. Splendid envelopes, so you!

  23. Sweet envelopes, Corrine…and even sweeter that I now have a new use for my Gelli prints!! Just watched the demo for this cool tool–just added it to my “I Wanna” list! Great first post for your newsletter, too!

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