Friday, August 31, 2012

Anything Goes at Recycle, RePurpose & ReInvent

It's time for a new month long challenge at Recycle, RePurpose & ReInvent.   The theme is Anything Goes - just recycle something!

At work, we send lots of packages through UPS.  Our billing statement began including these great recycled envelopes.  We get more bills than we have to send checks and I've been keeping the envelopes, because I knew I would want them for something!  Well, the "something" finally came along...this little pocket book.

The cover includes this wonderful Nature Goddess image created by Chris at CS Designs

I cut the envelopes in half and then sewed them to create the pockets, which contain vintage seed packets or tags - all in keeping with the nature image and perfect for small photos and journaling.

I kept the embellishments very simple and are mostly made from leftover scraps. 

I hope you join us at Recycle, RePurpose & ReInvent - you've got a whole month to create a project with something recycled.  And you've got to check out the other projects! 


  1. Hi Lori, what a lovely project, really like the idea and the way you created this. Hugs Frea

  2. Wonderful minibook you have made, great to use old envelopes and the idea to keep it close to nature is perfect! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  3. This is such a sweet project. It would be perfect for a little brag book...great shower or new grandma gift. Love the colouring you did on this image. She is gorgeous. So creative!

  4. The colors you use always look so fresh on your projects. Love the little mini book you created.

  5. Lori this is wonderful - you are indeed one clever gal - I love this project!!

  6. I can hardly stand all the cool stuff I've seen this morning from this challenge. I've already threatened to pass out from over-exposure of creativity and talent and I think I just might here on your blog. Just step over me! :D
    AWESOME project make 'blah' into "AWE!"
    Lisa xx

  7. What a fine project this is Lori, it has such great colours and that little booklet looks superb!

  8. VERY cute and a great way to re-use those envelopes and left over scraps! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  9. Amazing Lori - you did a fabulous job on your creation. Stunning isn't a strong enough word. So happy to have found your blog and just had to become your newest follower. Looking forward to seeing what you create next.

    With hugs and smiles


  10. What a great piece of reinvention for the delivery envelope - super inspiration, thank you!
    Alison x

  11. I love your pocket book. Great use of those envelopes.

  12. Great book idea. I also made a book for the challenge. Very cool.

  13. What a lovely pocket book with so many cute details!!!I looove it!

  14. What a wonderful project, and what a cool idea! Those envelopes have never had a better purpose LOL! Best, CG


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