Monday, August 1, 2011

Inkling: air mail envelopes

I found a box of air mail envelopes recently and used them to make a few goodies.

I love the graphics on air mail envelopes, especially vintage air mail envelopes and stamps. For these projects, I used new envelopes but you could just as easily do a variety of crafts using vintage air mail graphics.

These little tags are easy to make using just a few envelopes.

Cover a small gift box – this little 2 inch box is a perfect size for party favors or a small, precious gift.
Air mail envelopes rolled up can be used as an invitation or a fun way to announce an event.

Use pieces of the envelope to embellish a jar to hold your stamps.




I hope you enjoyed these “par avion” crafts.

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24 comments:

  1. These are all so wonderful!
    That little box is my absolute favourite.

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  2. Carolyn,
    This is gorgeous luv the airmail, reminded me of the 1000 of letters my grandma and I use to exchange growing up...
    I'm inviting you to join our linking party every Wednesday at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/07/hgtvs-cash-cari-with-linking-party.html
    Have a fabulous week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  3. GORGEOUS! I love those tags. Thanks so much for sharing your creations!

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  4. I love their look! So super cute :)

    Found you on the Mad Craft Party!
    http://www.releasemecreate.blogspot.com

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  5. as always, I'm so inspired by your imagination!

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  6. This is beautiful. I just want to pin your entire blog!

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  7. thanks for the lovely postal inspiration

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  8. A great fun look! You don't see airmail things anymore.

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  9. thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling sunday, love this idea, and it's perfect with the baker's twine!

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  10. LOVE them Carolyn! Great ideas

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  11. Great ideas! I love air mail envelopes - so simple and kind of vintage looking.

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  12. Stunning art creations! These are really, really good! Who would ever think that air envelopes would create such an adorable output??? Very simple yet the design is classic and sophisticated! Please check my site too for more scrapbooking ideas! Thanks.

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  13. oh they're so pretty! :) such classic yet creative crafts! thanks for sharing xx

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  14. I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This post is added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)

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  15. LOVE these! I really love the look and design of airmail packaging too :)

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  16. Such a fantastic idea Carolyn! Inspiring as always.

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  17. Wonderful ideas, Carolyn.


    I am hosting my first link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

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  18. Hi - just popped over from The Answer is Chocolate's linky party. I also like all things air mail. Your blog is beautiful with great inspiration. Now following you :)

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  19. Carolyn, thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me...". The Air Mail graphics and colors are so fabulous -- iconic even. I love the different ways that you used them to create so many new and wonderful things!

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  20. I am featuring your great idea on my blog tomorrow... thank you so much for visiting my party!

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  21. love it. I featured here:http://scrap-connection.blogspot.com/2011/08/usando-envelopes-mail-envelopes.html

    hope you don´t mind
    hugs from Brazil

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  22. These are too cute for words! Love this idea!

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