Saturday, 1 September 2018

Old Envelope Journaling

My September Project for 
A Concertina Envelope folder :D

I found a stash of DL envelopes that I have had since
WAAAAAY back, and was going to throw them into
the recycling bin as all the glue was perished...
but then I remembered a technique*also from WAAAAY back*
sorted them into sizes and....
glued them all together by their tabs.
They all fold neatly together leaving a tab/flap to use as a closure :D
Next to decorate *which also strengthens* by cutting
panels of patterned paper(by Brenda Pinnock), dipping them in
 watery white acrylic and over-stamping each piece before gluing on.
I decided to match up the panels on the reverse...
and then coloured the visible edges of the envelopes
with a Cinnamon ProMarker...
I love the faded grunginess :)
Before adding paper to the closure tab I glued a piece
 of cord in place to act as a fastener.
Just a few embellishments and it is ready to store
tall thin art pieces *which I now have to make, so win win!*

Enjoy :D XXX
I would like to enter this piece for the following Challenges;


  1. Oh my gosh!! this envelope accordion is stunning!!! I'm so glad you decided to give this envelopes a chance to shine.
    Thank you for sharing this amazing project with us over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.

  2. What a clever idea. Thank you for your lovely design for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September challenge. xx

  3. I agree absolutely stunning! WOW!!!!! Big Hugs Gina!

  4. Oh wow... what a fabulous idea!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Hope to see you again soon :)

  5. oh WOW that's so clever, and of course incredibly beautiful as well! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

  6. Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Penny's this week.

  7. WOW what a faboulous idea for all those old envelopes!!
    Thanks so much for "buggin out" with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

  8. What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Judy TTCRD DT
    Don't Mess With Me, I'm Scrappy {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

  9. As I read through this I became more amazed. What a creative ability you have!

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  10. what a great idea.Such a beautiful project. Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@ATSM

  11. Wow, this is a stunning creation. Truly inspirational