my creative space – recycling children’s picture books into envelopes

Richard Scarry’s books were books that hubby and i both grew up with and LOVED!  As we unpacked from our last moved i nabbed a falling apart, age spots showing Richard Scarry book and put it on my craft desk.  So for those of you that are horrified about chopping up vintage books may you rest a little easier knowing that this book was destined for rubbish had i not rescued and upcycled it.

i’ve had fun making a few packs of handmade envelopes out of the lovely, timeless illustrations,

so many memories of my childhood amongst the pages and so many memories of my babes snuggling into my lap… miss that special story time now they are 11, 13 and 14 and squish me.

I also cut out and sewed some really cute swing tags full of our favourite Richard Scarry characters: Lowly Worm, Rudolf, Mr Fixit, and Huckle. Who is your favourite? 

Tags are great when you don’t have a lot to say to the person the present is for or don’t want to spend much money.   I use gift tags all the time, i wrap the present and tie string or ribbon around it and then tie the tag onto the ribbon.

Did you know that Richard Scarry is the author and illustrator?  i only found that out today!

 

These handmade envelopes come without address labels so you can use them as is or i include blank labels for postage needs.

I have used 100% recycled card as usual and the tag string is gifted off cuts from my SIL, thanks Ruth!

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