Well another week, another project . Gauche Alchemy has teamed up with Lessology to show how recycling can be fun and crafty. The August challenge is called Fun With Envelopes and you have to use a recycled envelope in some way as part of your project.
I took one of those mailing envelopes that has the bubble wrap built in, punched out butterflies and rings with a Sizzix die and used them and Gauche’s Pink Parts Mixed Media Color Kit to make a gift envelope for a little girl.
It really surprised me how well the punched shapes worked. Single they have the bubble wrap built in, there was no need for foam cushions – they raised themselves off the paper. I used Dylusions mists to color the shapes and only those of you that read my blog (well & Gauche’s & Lessology’s) will ever know they were from envelopes.
Let me tell you, this has opened up some new crafting avenues. Shapes that don’t need foam dots to pop them out! WAY COOL!