Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

August 9, 2007

Playing with envelopes.

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I decided that I really liked creating on that envelope yesterday. As I walked back to the house from the mailbox today (and looked through and saw a bunch more envelopes this same size), I figured why not use them as the foundations for each day of this daily something project. If I have a longer story I can simply type it and place it inside the envelope.

Inspired by an Etsy shop called Remake, I turned the envelope inside out, glued the edges back together, slipped in the photo and stitched.

I used the Bind it All to punch the holes. You could also use one of those two hole punch machines from an office supply store.

The circle stamp will be available in an upcoming CK Kit of the Month. The other pieces were cut out of pieces of mail from today.

For those of you asking about installing the brush file from yesterday, check out this link from Jessica Sprague that walks you through the process. Make sure to unzip the file before attempting to load it into Photoshop (the brush file has an extension .abr).

Thanks for all the feedback on the calendars – much appreciated.

Comments

  • 1.
    chantille said…

    What a cool idea, love the way you’ve placed the photo. I haven’t had a chance to say what you did with that Cocoa Daisy kit was just fab, can’t wait for mine arrive and to play. Thank you Ali for your unique, inspiring ideas.

  • 2.
    Gayle W. said…

    You are undoubtedly the most creative person I know. Keep it up-you inspire me in so many ways!

  • 3.
    Lauren said…

    Is there any way to use the Brush without Photoshop??
    I don’t have it, but I do have Vizo, Jasc & MS Digital 2006- but I would love to use the brush :)

  • 4.
    Sally said…

    I absolutely love this idea – really going to give this a go!
    Thanks for the inspiration Ali.

  • 5.
    Mandy Steward said…

    Alright, I love this! Love it! Look at your picture peeking through. Sweet.

  • 6.
    Brigitte said…

    I have Photoshop CS on a mac – but it’s not recognizing the .abr extension. Is this something new? Technical help needed…

  • 7.
    Katie J said…

    too cool

  • 8.
    kath said…

    This may be a simple question, but I have to ask. Are you spraying your envelopes with archival mist or do you use a buffer paper for the photos? Love this new daily simple!
    Thanks again for the inspiration!

  • 9.
    Rachel said…

    this is the coolest new thing I’ve seen in a long time

  • 10.
    Sharon said…

    You are a font of creativity and you make it all so stress-free and accessible. I can’t help but be inspired by “Daily Something.”
    Today, I took out the video camera and captured my son pretending to be a flea. (It’s kind of a standing joke between us. He does this bizarre hand and arm waving.) Twenty seconds of bits and bytes. He’s laughing hysterically when we play it back. I have a spontaneous video memory! It is indeed a “Daily Something.”
    Thanks for giving me a virtual push.

  • 11.
    Tara said…

    I found a download for you and the iCal/google calendar situation…
    check this out.
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/productivity_tools/gsync.html
    It’s a product called gSync.
    HTH!!

  • 12.
    Kaz said…

    Hey Ali, followed Jessica’s tute for loading brushes and it’s telling me that the file is not compatible with this version of PhotoShop. I’m running PS 7 on a PC. Bummer coz I wanted to see what it looked like.
    Kaz

  • 13.
    Teresa said…

    Hi A! :)
    I like your idea with the envelopes! I saw that you tried to open them very carefully without ripping them. There is a better technique! Take a water cooker (or just a pot) and boil water. Hold the envelope (not with your hand but with a BBQ tool) over the fog. This will make the glue watery and you can open the envelope without ripping it.
    Enjoy.Teresa

  • 14.
    Rhonda M. said…

    Oh! My! Goodness! Is there anything you do not (re)create as you go about your everyday life? I continue to be amazed at your ability to see the beauty in the most inane objects–or, I should say, your ability to turn the mundane into objects d’art. You inspire me daily, you busy, fruitful, creative woman, you…;-)

  • 15.
    Cheryl said…

    My father was a newspaper reporter. He always brought home all the used envelopes from the office, cut them open and used the insides to take notes on from the various stories.
    Your envelope piece reminded me of the daily news being written on the envelope.
    Catchy.

  • 16.
    Cheryl said…

    My father was a newspaper reporter. He always brought home all the used envelopes from the office, cut them open and used the insides to take notes on from the various stories.
    Your envelope piece reminded me of the daily news being written on the envelope.
    Catchy.

  • 17.
    Margie Norton said…

    I echo the question regarding whether or not you are spraying your “reusable” items with deacidification spray. I commend you for doing the 2nd part in the three parts of using less — reduce, reuse, recycle… I think we as scrapbookers tend to use a LOT of paper and other items that come from trees. There are many things I would like to use on my scrapbooks but hesitate worrying that they are not “photo-safe” and believe it or not I have yet to invest in some deacidification spray due to the price. I just avoid the acid-ful stuff altogether. I am enjoying seeing your daily creations. Thank you for posting those.

  • 18.
    Tina said…

    i dont know maybe i have the wrong program on my pc but it says “this archive is not a valid zip archive” :(

  • 19.
    Cami said…

    Found a great gocco machine deal if anyone would be of interest:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Gocco-Arts-Paper-PG6-Large-Machine_W0QQitemZ180146159155QQihZ008QQcategoryZ11785QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    Copy and paste…
    And I don’t know her from adam. Just thought it was a really excellent deal with all that is included.
    Thanks for every single link you provide Ali. You keep me permanently attached to my office chair!!!

  • 20.
    Johanna said…

    I like this! Just discovered your website a few days ago and surely enjoy it very much.
    Greetings from a design student in Gemrnay,
    Johanna

  • 21.

    Love the recycled envelope idea… thanks for sharing. :)

  • 22.
    moki said…

    I did something similar to this last month and thought I’d share…I used random pieces of stationary, envelopes, premade scrap supplies etc. to make my lists, reminders, notes, and journaling for the month. They’re all different sizes of course but I was able to use up some of my excess stash…that felt good.

  • 23.
    liz said…

    Love your stuff Ali – you are so smart! I’m finding etsy very inspiring myself – thanks for the recommendation! Henry thinks Simon is the coolest!

  • 24.
    Becki said…

    Ali, you rock! Thanks so much for sharing all that you do with us! A small request, could you please make the daily something brush a .png for those of us with previous version of PS and or other programs.
    Thanks again for sharing your creativity with all of us!

  • 25.
    Shannon Blinn said…

    Amazing! I swear! I am so inspired by you it is just incredible. What a cool idea for envelopes. And I think it just emphasizes the whole point…daily things…what more of a daily thing is that? I know I get tons of envelopes every day from the mailbox. You ROCK!!

  • 26.
    Fleur Smith said…

    What a cool idea! I love recycling clothing tags and stuff on my pages. This is a great way to recycle all that junk mail!

  • 27.
    Sue said…

    You ARE the queen of creativity! Wow!
    Sue

  • 28.
    lori said…

    another awesome little project, thanks

  • 29.
    Laura Reaux said…

    Ali, I LOVE this! And now I don’t want to do the exact same thing, because it wouldn’t be original. LOL
    Thanks for pointing us to the Remake store. Such cool products!

  • 30.
    kla said…

    Holy crap I love this. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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