I’ve been making snail mail envelopes out of magazine pages since college! Fast forward ten years, and adult coloring books are all the rage. My mom and I are big fans! But, being the frugal crafter that I am, I want to use my coloring page masterpieces. So this summer, I started using them as snail mail envelopes. I teamed up with Staples, to get my Prismacolor coloring supplies, the best colored pencils in all of the land, to share how to make an envelope out of a coloring page. How fun are these:
And best of all, 16 cute coloring pages designed for Staples, by artist Evelyn Henson are downloadable here on Staples.com. I decided to color this bike rider for my brother in law since he just finished a bike race from Canada to Mexico! True!
And this New York coloring sheet is perfect for my bestie who lives in Manhattan! I like to color on the living room floor while Max plays with cars and Mila rolls around. Coloring is good for the soul!
Once you get a sheet colored, grab your greeting card and place it in the middle of the coloring sheet. You really can’t mess this up. Think of it as wrapping a small gift. First, fold the sides of the paper in toward the card. Then fold the bottom up and use a glue stick to secure the bottom to the sides of the sheet. Lastly, fold the corners of the top of the sheet and fold the whole section down to form the flap of the envelope.
I use a little washi tape to close my envelope shut, and voila!
Do you like to color? Have you ever used Prismacolor colored pencils? Don’t forget, until July 31, use coupon code 51563 to get 20% off Prismacolor colored pencils at Staples! Happy envelope making!
Comments & Reviews
Cristina at Ava's Alphabet says
What a fun idea! I have family out of state who would love to get envelopes made out of my children’s artwork. Thank you for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party this week.
Brilliant! I shared a few ideas a month or so ago of what I’d done with some of my colouring pages. I love the envelope idea. It’s so nice to use pages once the fun of colouring them is over.
Helen Fern says
What a really cool idea!! You could also use them for storage of small items! Would love it if you shared on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!
What a great idea, I belong to a few mail art swaps, so would be fun to paint the envelopes! Thanks for sharing!
Jamie Dorobek says
Ohh that would be fun idea!
How fun – that would be great for kids to write letters to grandparents, etc. Thank you for the tips and for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty
Create With Joy says
Love this Jamie!
Congrats – you are one of our Featured Guests at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!
Adelina Rosa says
I love this idea and coloring is one of my favorite pasttimes ~ especially with my kids! Very creative and I have tons of paper I can experiment with
I love this! I am going to try this myself – I have tons of magazines around that I wasnt sure what to do with- now I know!
Thanks for sharing..
Kendall Patton says
This is great! I’ve made an envelope from that crinkly stuffing paper for gifts! It was fun and easy! I’m always wondering about page sizes, but I probably overthink too much! Also, thanks for sharing the coupon code, those pencils are great! 🙂
Great idea, Jamie! I always love getting snail mail and this is probably one of the best ways to personalize it. Thanks for sharing another great craft with us on #shinebloghop today!
susen @Dabbling Momma says
I absolutely love, love, love this idea! Saw you over at the This Is How We Roll linky.
Charlene Asay says
Super cute idea. This would be fun to send to family with your kids art work. Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week.