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!