Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WOYWW 209--That's Right...I Can Make My Own Envelopes!

Happy What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday Lovelies! If I sound a wee bit proud of myself in my post title, well...I am! I got a new toy, a scoring board, and I am amazed at the beautiful envelopes I've been making. But even more amazing is this: I have a stash of scrapbook papers that I no longer think is cute enough to scrapbook with (because I'm always finding something cuter) and yet these scrapbook papers look sooo cute when they're turned into envelopes! Especially the double-sided papers, because it looks like the envelope has a liner.

Oh happy day! I'm an envelope artist! Thank you Martha Stewart for making these tools!

So, now the trick will be to actually make cards with envelopes that match--instead of sitting around here just making envelopes and being in awe of the transformation of my old stash. But, mother's 87th birthday is in two days, then daughter's 19th birthday the day after that, and then my 24th wedding anniversary two days after that. (I was in the hospital with a baby on my fifth wedding anniversary...the nurses brought us a special dinner that night.)

So I have great reasons to make cards and matching envelopes!

In other news, I am knitting those squares right on schedule so I can begin the painstaking task of sewing together a throw. Then, I suddenly started having this urge to knit a cute tank top--so I'm tackling that next.

I had a Hobby Lobby shopping spree on clear stamps. Very excited about my new clear stamps!!

Oh how I wish I could have attended the WOYWW anniversary crop--love all you ladies, and from afar I so appreciate Julia and Jan and how they give of themselves to the deskers, and make these magical things happen!

Be a sticky-beak and visit all the deskers here.

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, Play at Your Worktable Today!


  1. Hi Sandy, don't you just love it when a new tool beats all your expectations - and a great use for those un-loved 12x12s too - (I made paper bags for my craft fairs out of some hideous ones I had that came in a paperstack) Those stamps look fun too. MMx #68

  2. What a lovely haul of stamps - love them! Your envelopes do look so pretty. Have a great week, enjoy your family celebrations! Helen, 5

  3. That is such a great idea - I have so many older scrapbook papers that I cannot part with yet don't want to use either. Doing something with those papers is better than nothing. Have fun with your new stamps! Happy WOYWW! Tammy #99

  4. Nice stuff Sandy, funny how it takes a score board toget you into envelopes - I've had a couple ATCs from the anniversary that have arrived in envelopes made from magazine pages..there's no end to the ideas out there! Love the knitting and that you're getting carried away with it, and a spree at Hobby Lobby - how awful for you!!

  5. How busy are you this week?
    Have a great week
    Rosie x

  6. What glorious colours in that envelope. Beautiful. The knitted squares just seem to go with, don't think a throw would look QUITE right with an envelope in the centre....
    Enjoy your new toy.
    Margaret #30

  7. Sandy I am actually picking up my my Envelop maker (by We R Memory Keeper) today at LSS. I ordered it and it finally arrived. I think I would do the same thing with my old scrap paper and then laugh at how none of my cards match. But perhaps you could make notecards with simple items so that they coordinate with anything. I can't wait to play with mine.

    Oh I love the stamps. Wish I had a Hobby Lobby!

    Stop by my desk if you are free. Would love to hear from you.

    Belinda (#88)

  8. I have that board and love making envies too!
    Yay! to new stamp stash.
    Thanks fo rvisiting and welcoming me to your place.
    Robyn 102

  9. So fancy! Handmade envelopes - lovely! x jo

  10. I noticed it! Sticky Beak, that is!!! Well done for getting it in your blog this week, lol :-)
    Those envelopes are amazing..what a clever tool that'll never have to have boring envelopes ever lovely!
    And I'm getting to the point where I'm going to have to join up all my crochet squares prior to edging it...this is the sort of boring stuff that I'm rubbish at....I just want to move on to the next project!!
    We will get around to skyping soon..I'm away this weekend at my dads so let's keep it in mind!
    Hugs, LLJ 35 xxxx

  11. Hi Sandy
    congrats on the envelope maker you will be getting so many comments on not just your cards now but about the lovely envelopes you put them in.
    I am loving all those new stamps how much fun are you going to have there
    Wishing you a very happy WOYWW and hope you have a great week
    Ria #39

  12. How fun to play with a new tool! Great that you can now make your own envies! Great job crocheting, too! I haven't done that in YEARS!! And new stamps, too! Oh my! Have fun! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #110

  13. Like a kid in a candy shop you are. Funny I have been maaking envelopes too, the need to use those paper that just don't make the scrapbook or stamping pile anymore. What a great HL haul, been feeling the urge to get to one. LOL
    Krisha #11

  14. Have fun using those lovely stamps. It's nice having a few different things on the go that way you never get fed up with doing the same thing all the time. Happy woyww jill #82

  15. Hey Sandy, looks like you are keeping seriously busy. LOVE the envelope - good luck with filling them all - and you are doing well with the squares too. Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny #131

  16. How exciting!! I have lots of papers that I don't really know what to do with (what am I saying!!) so making envelopes sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww Liz@135

  17. What a gorgeous envelope. Michael's is having a sale on all their stamps - 40% off. Brigita #113

  18. Sandy, you are like a little squirrel dashing all over the place! Happy Everything that you've got coming up and good luck making all those cards and - praise be! - matching envies!! Happy knitting, too! Oh, and fab new toys! I hope you have a wonderful week! Darnell (I'm just visiting this week, so no no.)

  19. What a super cool envelope! Is that some old Basic Grey paper? I love their papers that are primarily one color, but with lots of interesting visual texture to them. (I just got a bargain at Michael's on stamps -- they have completely revamped their Tim Holtz area and I got two sets of cling stamps for 4.99 and 5.99 respectively.) Happy WOYWW (and thanks for your visit.) ~ Laura

  20. Love your envelopes. I need to pull out my Martha Stewart scoreboard and read the directions. Great haul from Hobby Lobby - I love their clearance section. April #137

  21. Isn't it always wonderful when you can find a use for those papers! I am a paper addict and you've now given me a brilliant idea of what to do with them! Thanks!
    Thanks for the visit too!
    Angie #101