April 16, 2012 at 9:10 am
by Suzonne Stirling
I spent my weekend finalizing my taxes, which is never fun for me because I always end up owing money. But what was fun was the discovery of security envelopes that I’d clearly set aside to work with but never removed from my financial papers. Turns out I have a nice little pile of lovely patterned paper to craft with. And I had forgotten how many different kinds of security papers there are! My first thought was that they were perfect for a Father’s Day gift. But when I started digging around, looking for inspiration, I found they could be feminine just as easily. So don’t toss that junk mail or old bills just yet. You never know what’s hiding in the envelope!
Smart and pretty, I’m smitten with this security envelope stationery set from A Little Hut. Make it for yourself or give it as a gift.
Gift tags are an obvious and easy choice and I love the unexpected hit of red (Anthea M via Flickr).
Clever, easy napkin rings from Maya Made.
The quilted effect of this book cover was achieved by weaving strips of security papers together and then using them on a diagonal. (Blue Roof Designs)
Craft a holder for business cards or use them to make gift card holders (Crafting a Green World).
Make a unique thank you card that’s sure to delight the recipient. (d.Sharp Journal)
Paper scraps are perfect for collage greeting cards or artwork (Homework).
All you need are paper punches and small branches to create these whimsical cherry blossoms (Ugly Kitty).
Bestow an award or use these as gift toppers (The Gifted Blog).