>Manila envelope journal – Journal enveloppe de papier kraft

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My mother gave me a pile of used manila envelopes and asked me to turn them into journals. This is my first prototype. I had to cut the envelopes because some of them wear torn at the opening. They now measure 6 1/2″ x 9″. I only used five envelops in this journal because you can use both the front and back as well as tuck extra pages inside. I hadn’t done an accordion spine in a long time so I had a bit of trouble figuring out the measurements but in the end, it all worked out nicely. And I’m glad I finally got to use this beautiful paper from K & Company. I didn’t add embellishments to the cover because the paper is beautiful on its own. It feels good to use up what I have been keeping for years!
Ma mère m’a donné une pile d’enveloppes en papier kraft utilisées et m’a demandé de les utiliser pour faire des journaux. Voici mon premier prototype. J’ai dû couper les enveloppes parce qu’il y avait des parties déchirées à l’ouverture. Elles mesurent maintenant 16.5cm x 22.9cm. Je n’ai utilisé que cinq enveloppes dans ce journal parce qu’on peut se servir autant du devant que du dos ainsi qu’insérer des pages de surplus à l’intérieur. Je n’avais pas fait de reliure en accordéon depuis un bon moment alors j’ai eu de la difficulté à trouver les bonnes mesures mais tout s’est arrangé à la fin. Et je suis contente de m’être finalement servie du beau papier de K & Company. Je n’ai pas ajouté de décorations sur la couverture parce que le papier est suffisament beau. Ça fait du bien d’utiliser ce que je gardais depuis des années!
 
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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Janet
    May 10, 2011 @ 11:51:59

    >Gorgeous journal!!! I love the cover paper.

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  2. iHanna
    May 10, 2011 @ 12:57:56

    >Cool journal, I love making journals from just ordinary envelopes that I get my boring mail in… but manilla envelopes has such nice colour. Yum!

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  3. TJ
    May 10, 2011 @ 14:37:42

    >This looks absolutely beautiful and it's amazing it's from recycled envelopes!! Terrific journal Miss Kool Aid!! Best wishes from germany, tj

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  4. Hands to Work, Hearts to God
    May 11, 2011 @ 05:14:53

    >What an interesting project! Patsy from HeARTworks

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  5. CeeCee
    May 11, 2011 @ 12:55:24

    >I don't think the journal needs any embellishment. The paper is strong enough to hold its own interest. I love the idea of the manilla envelopes. Beautiful, well done!

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