magazine pages as envelopes

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Pamela Hovland, the extraordinary designer who has been so essential to the design for The Improvised Life, often uses pages from magazines as her envelopes. Periodically, she culls compelling images from magazines, cuts them out with an Exacto knife and straight edge (or just rips them out, leaving a pleasingly rough edge), and folds each one into thirds to make an “envelope”. She inserts her letter inside and seals the edges with a bit of tape, or an adhesive seal. A self-stick address label provides a white space for the address.

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She stores them in a basket to use as she needs them.

pamelas-mag-envelopes1Thanks a million, Pamela!

4 Responses to magazine pages as envelopes

  1. KWITURBELLICHIN 04.20.2011 at 9:43pm #

    I LOVE THIS IDEA ! IVE BEEN DOING FOR YEARS I ALSO MAKE CHRISTMAS TREES OUT OF THEM-OR SNOW MEN LIKE WE USE TO DO WITH THE READERS DIGEST!

  2. Sally 04.22.2011 at 9:59am #

    Send us some pictures!

  3. judith scott 09.09.2011 at 10:29am #

    my friend anke has been making envelopes from magazine covers,wax paper and the like for nearly 40 years. this is a sweet reminder of her complete original thinking!!

  4. sharon bradley 12.09.2011 at 10:20am #

    A kindred spirit! I collect colorful and exotic magazine pages and make collages and decopage with them.

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