Friday, April 17, 2015

Envelopes Made From Maps

Do you guys send out letters or cards anymore?
I 've made a goal to start sending out more cards to my loved ones.
I think it's lovely when I receive an actual card- they're just so special in this age of technology.

I thought that one way to make these cards even more special
would be to make cool envelopes for them.

I decided to use pages out of an old atlas to make some envelopes.

Here's how I made the envelope.
My card measures 5 1/2"x 8".
I set the card at an angle in the lower left corner of the page.

Next, I folded up the bottom making sure it reached just above the center of the card.

Then I folded in the left side.
 I trimmed it so that the top edge of that flap lined up with the left corner of the card.
Then I did the same thing with the right side.

At that point, I trimmed the excess paper off to create my top flap.

It ended up about 13 1/4"' from the top point to the bottom point
and 15 1/2" from the left point to the right point.

 My envelope fits tightly around the card, but that isn't necessary.
As long as your card is covered, I think it's ok if it turns out slightly larger than the card.

I folded in the two sides and the bottom and used tape to hold them together.

Then I used a glue stick to close the top flap being careful not to get any where the flap
 may come into contact with the card. 

Because it's a busy print, I placed a label on the front for the address.

I'd be pretty excited to get a map envelope in the mail!
Don't you think these things would even put a smile on the face of a postal worker? 

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
1 Thes. 5:28

This post is linked to The Crafted Sparrow, My Repurposed Life, Funky Junk, and I Heart Naptime.


Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Lovely idea! One local thrift store sells maps for five cents each. I have to get some and make these envelopes!

Gail Wilson said...

I love this idea of making envelopes out of maps. :)

thanks for linking up and linking back to CCC