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Envelope materials

Started by Thomas Burns. Last reply by Crystal Kayh Nov 10, 2021. 8 Replies

I typically think of an envelope being made of paper, but what about other materials that could be used to create an envelope? Have you ever made or received an envelope made from something other than paper? If you have lets see them. The one I show…Continue

Postcards or Envelopes?

Started by Ruud Janssen. Last reply by Amanda Becerra Feb 11, 2021. 34 Replies

What do you like the most? Postcards or envelopes?I myself like both. Only with the current rates, the sending of a postcard costs the same as an envelope. So when I send out a postcard, it costs the same as sending out an envelope with included 3…Continue

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advice on finishing envelopes please

Started by Annette R. Last reply by Francis Lammé Feb 2, 2021. 22 Replies

I have only done a couple of envelopes and each time I used just watercolours, tomorrow I am going to do one with some collage on it,  my question is to those who use watercolours, or clue things onto your envelopes to you put anything over the top…Continue


Started by Maria José Silva - Mizé. Last reply by Maria José Silva - Mizé Apr 3, 2014. 2 Replies

Qualquer tipo de envelopes e sem tema?Obrigada, se me puder informar.SaudaçõesMizéContinue

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 25, 2014 at 5:18pm

Another Marie Wintzer envelope:

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 25, 2014 at 5:16pm

Marie Wintzer in Japan made envelopes from magazine and ad pages, I cut them open carefully to view the entire design:

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 25, 2014 at 5:13pm

And this one from Guido is a bit longer than the usual 12x16 cm ones:

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 25, 2014 at 5:09pm

Guido has sent his "Faces" books in full painted envelopes with images on the flip sides.

Here are 9 of his ink and paint envelopes:

Comment by Claire (aka Cleo) on January 25, 2014 at 1:57pm


Comment by xx Jones on January 25, 2014 at 12:27pm

Ruud, looking at these painted envelopes of yours just makes me happy.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 25, 2014 at 11:47am

Received an envelope full of letters. Which I had to blog:

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on January 25, 2014 at 11:20am

The following envelope has a funny story. I received a note from the Dutch post company, who said I had to pay € 1,08, because a received piece of mail was said to have only one stamp instead of the necessary three stamps.

I was curious to know which mail they meant, so I looked it up via the added "Portincidentnummer" ('postage incident number'). And to my surprise I saw this:

(In which they mixed the sender (= afzender) and the receiver (= geadresseerde), but that's an other story).
It was a large envelope from Ruud Janssen, which was delivered a few days before. With enough postage on it!

But the stamps were camouflaged among the colourful painting.
So I wrote a polite letter to the post company to tell that I thought they had made a mistake. Which costed me (because of the weight, a print-screen of that web page and a scanned printed image of the envelope in addition) two stamps :-)
And I received a letter, full of apologies! So due to their mistake I received some more mail.
I hope that the postal worker who had checked the postage won't be fired, because I really think it hard to find the stamps. Can you see them?

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 25, 2014 at 11:17am

Then there are the complete works-of-art collage envelopes from the Haptic Werewolf...Erni in Hamburg:

Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 25, 2014 at 11:13am


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