Saturday, May 19, 2012

Envelope Inspiration ...

Today was the Online Stampers Luncheon held at Cafe 88 at Parramatta Leagues Club, NSW. This year marked the third year I attended this luncheon and it's so nice to catch up with other creative ladies, participate in an ATC swap and look at the wonderful projects created.

Here's the ATC I made for the luncheon today ...

It's made from using the patterned inside of security envelopes.  Using recycled materials is not only a good way to be “green” for the environment, it’s also a great way to save money. So often I come across objects and imagine a new and creative use for it ... but it took my friend Pam to introduce me to using the insides of security envelopes.

Below is the first ATC I made using security envelopes and the last two pictures are cards created by Pam.

Maybe you'll apply this to your own crafting projects ... I can already see the piles of those envelopes! Oh, and if you absolutely adore these patterns and want more, check out this Flickr group dedicated to envelope security patterns. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Queen Of Toys said...

Lady Di,

So nice to hear from you, love those up-cycled envelope ATC's you were always so clever with ideas, they look great.