Friday, September 25, 2009

Let's Get Crafty: Magazine Stationery

This month was my turn to host Crafty Chick Night. I heart stationery. I also love using recycled materials when crafting, so I choose to make magazine envelopes and coordinating notecards as our project.

Twelve chicks showed up for a night of wine, food, laughs, and creativity.

How can you not be inspired to make your own after seeing
these amazing magazine envelopes made by my fellow crafty chicks?

Materials needed:
1. Magazine(s) (or you can use any kind of paper: wrapping, decorative, etc.)
2. Card stock (buy recycled!)
3. Scissors
4. Glue Stick
5. Envelope template (Steam open an envelope to use as your template. I recommend starting with a small one and go bigger as you get more comfortable).
6. Label paper (to add to the front of the envelope so you can write- and see- a name or address).

1. Put your envelope template (the now steam-opened envelope) onto a magazine page. Trace around the edges.
2. Cut it out.
3. Fold the shape back into an envelope. (Sides go in first, then the bottom flap over them.)
4. Glue the bottom flap to the sides with the glue stick. (Be sure not to glue your envelope shut. I recommend putting your hand into envelope to puff it open and then let it dry like that- hand removed, of course.
5. Cut card stock to desired size to fit into envelope and decorate!

Here's Emily, Crafty Chick Night founder and coordinator, showing off her creations.

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