4/20/10

Repurposing an Envelope


I recently acquired several 7 1/4" X 5 1/4" envelopes at a garage sale. They were included with some fabulous cards that I purchased. However, they were sealed shut. So I decided to make one into a tag holder/Mother's Day card. I just sliced the top open, folded the card in half and sewed along that edge, then I just embellished it!  Many of these free images came from either the Graphics Fairy or Shabby Chic Papirskatter. Thanks for stopping by my nest!

Take Care - Robin

35 comments:

Sarah said...

This is so pretty! I love all of the images and the papers you have used. That flower looks interesting...like string. Where did you get that? It's really cute! Great way to use those envelopes.

ScrappyPam said...

How clever! It turned out beautifully!

cindy said...

Clever gurl! Love the colors on these!

-c

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Amazing Robin! You clever wench you! Never thought about using envelopes before...you've opened up a whole new medium!

Susan said...

Great idea and the cards turned out beautiful. I, too, snagged that Mother's Song image and have used it on a shadowbox.
Susan

Shannon said...

What a great idea! Beautiful card.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Lots of vintage-y goodness here, Robin. Love the tag holder made from envelopes. ( I think this fits in perfectly with this week's Tag Tuesday challenge, too:)

Diann said...

Fantastic way to use those envies! This card is a treasure and I thank you for sharing your ART! Diann

Diane said...

Well, that's cool! Were the cards inside the envelopes? Were the envelopes all addressed to someone?
Gosh, you just never know what you'll find at a garage sale!
Pretty, Robin!!
Diane

Lynn Richards said...

Robin,
These are simply gorgeous! Very elegant, my dear. Who would have thought??
xxoo
lynn

Suz said...

What a great idea! And beautiful renditions, I might add! I just found you on Lynn's blog. She is such a dear.

Come and visit our relatively new blog. We just got on Etsy Finds today and about fell over dead! We were so excited!

Suz and Kat
http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

Judy said...

Great find! Beautiful creations! Good job, Robin!!

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Pretty! I always liked Pears soap ;)

Jennifer said...

Just found your site. I love this card! Beautiful!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Lynn said...

How creative, and a great use for old envelopes, I just love how pretty this card is :)

Justine said...

That is gorgeous!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

I never would have thought to cut them open, Great idea, they all look awesome! very vintage!

livia said...

I love coming by your blog. Your art always makes me smile

Gaby Bee said...

A really fabulous idea, Robin!

Risa said...

So beautiful... and such a smart idea! :-)

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Robin
you are such a clever and creative lady! Your book is just beautiful...thank you for sharing it!

The Tablescaper said...

These look lovely. Any Mom would be happy to recieve one. Happy Mother's Day.

- The Tablescaper

Judy said...

Very pretty, Robin! And really clever of you! Thinking outside the box! Wonderful!

Jann said...

What a fantastic idea--these are wonderful--I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day!

Kimmie said...

I love this! ..... what a pretty flower on the front too! Great colors!

Judy said...

Thanks, Robin, for the promo!! I really appreciate it! I hope your readers will come for a visit. I just listed two more of these collages this morning.

Hugs to you!! Judy

Terri said...

Robin, you have a lovely blog and one I am definitely following.
You are very creative, your envy idea is fab
Thank you so much for coming by my blog and following.
Hugs,
Terri

RobinBirdsNest said...

Just found your blog and jsut wanted to tell you how beautiful it is! just became a follower and look forward to visiting again.

Linda said...

These are wonderful Robin and what an ingenious way to repurpose those sealed envelopes!

Diane Duda said...

brilliant!

Elizabeth Golden said...

ooh wow these turned out beautiful I love the way you repurposed them.

Jan said...

Simply GORGEOUS!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

These are stunning Robin...I just love them! What a clever idea!

Carol Mae said...

I love all your art work, very nice. Thanks for following my blog. I'll be back to yours often. Smiles, Carol Mae

Autumn said...

Very pretty! Love the idea! Thanks for the freebies too. ;0
~ Autumn Clark