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Upcycled envelope mail journal 4.5 x 9.5 inches

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Who doesn't find themselves doodling on the back of an envelope from time to time? I've been saving security envelopes and business reply envelopes for a while now, thinking I could somehow use the nice blue and black patterns for a journal. I finally came up with a design and I think it looks really sharp! I've opened up the envelopes on 3 sides and sewn them together using the coptic stitch technique to make this wonderful mail journal.

It measures 9.5 by 4.5 inches (24.13 x 11.43 cm) and has 130 pages front and back made of all kinds of used envelopes. There are security envelopes, business reply mail envelopes, and junkmail ad envelopes in blue, black, yellow and white. Some have windows and others do not. Since they are used envelopes, expect some worn edges and uneven tearing, post office stamps and sometimes wrinkles.

The binding is red and white bakers twine sewn in the coptic stitch method which allows the journal to open completely flat. It is a very strong, sturdy binding, so have no worries about using the journal every day. The covers are wrapped in reused brown paper and cancelled postage stamps. They are arranged in opposite directions so no matter which side you open the journal from, it is facing right side up! Inside the covers are maps of Dayton, OH torn from a used phone book.

This journal is slim and long, so it would be great to carry around to doodle in or write shopping lists, or for writers who need something on hand at all times to catch that sudden brilliant idea before it flits away.

Tying paper and envelope orders with hemp thread is not standard, but I will happily do so for you upon request. Journals can be gift-wrapped in brown paper.

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Upcycled envelope mail journal 4.5 x 9.5 inches


  • Materials: security envelopes, business reply envelopes, bakers twine, glue, dayton maps, maps, brown paper, stamps, postage stamps
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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