We had some old, out of date maps hanging around in the flat so I thought I'd repurpose some of them into envelopes. Here are some of the results. All are slightly smaller than A5 so sneak into the post as small letters (note to overseas readers, the UK mail charges significantly more for letters that are larger than A5 size ( 210 x 148 mm / 8.3 x 5.8 in) - you can read about paper sizes here)!
I made these envelopes to fit notelets I've made from reclaimed office paper. I measured around the notelet and allowed a bit of a margin then simply glued the paper together to make the envelope. You can make envelopes like this out of any paper to fit the size of your card or writing paper! You can also put the white side of paper facing outwards for a more 'professional' look. Of course I need to add little white address labels to them before I use them!
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