Monday, December 28, 2009

More envelopes made from children's books

Minikin envelope

I made these envelopes for the Letter in a Handmade Envelope #2 swap on Swap-bot.

Awwww!!! Isn't this cute? These pages all came from Minikin by Stephen Cosgrove and Robin James.

Snail sticker on handmade envelope

I loved the Serendipity Books when I was a kid, so I looked specifically for these when questing for books to use for handmade envelopes. The pages are a bit small, so one just has to tape the edges, but I think they're worth it.

Minikin envelope

Here's the second one, with more postage because it headed off to Canada.

back of Minikin envelope

I will also say that the pages of these books are nice and thick, so I didn't worry about these envelopes being too flimsy to make it through postal sorting machines.


  1. Those are so adorable. You've inspired me - I'm going to have to start going to yard sales looking for children's books that will make good envelopes. (^o^) Jp in Ca

  2. I'm so glad to inspire you, Jan!

    And I love your little bat icon.

  3. These are wonderful. I agree with Jan - watchout old childrens books!!

  4. Oh how beautiful!
    I also like to buy old books and use the pages in different ways, but I have done it only with text books. Now I have to start to look for children's books with pictures also! Thanks for the idea!

  5. It's really beautiful, all of them. I like very much the drawing as well the colors of Nature :D