Back in June, Chris (Parabolic Muse) posted a project where she created envelopes from two pieces of waxed paper that she ironed together, trapping confetti between the sheets. She used decorative packing tape to close up the sides. I have had the project bookmarked for months, and was pleased to finally give it a try.
I wouldn't call my first attempts a 100% success, but I like the results enough to give it another try, making improvements based on what I learned.
I used blue scrapbooking paper and a snowflake and swirl punch to create my confetti. I think that Chris's shiny bright confetti was a little more effective in showing through the wax paper. I also think I need to iron my two sheets of wax paper a little longer to better laminate the two pages together. My confetti slides around a little more than I would like, and tends to clump in one area. Finally, I used decorative tape rather than decorative packing tape, and I don't think it sticks as effectively. That's a lot of lessons learned, isn't it?
The translucent wax paper makes an exciting addition to your mail box, though, don't you think? I can just imagine all the postal employees taking a second look to see if they can peek at what's inside!
In addition to the wax paper envelopes, I have been using stitched paper (my favorite!) to create some pretty Christmas envelopes.
Happy holiday envelope-making to you!