tiny treasures of repurposed papers

Ottawa, Canada 80 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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tiny treasures of repurposed papers

Ottawa, Canada | 80 Sales

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About TheEnvelopePlease

Sales 80
On Etsy since 2008

It's too good to just throw away....

While I love the sewing and embroidery I do in my other Etsy shop, I wanted to create a space where I could share my paper craft. The Envelope, Please started when I was browsing through some magazine that I saved from recycling through our local Freecycle group. I thought about how after reading the articles and clipping out the recipes and ideas I wanted to save, there was still quite a lot of magazine left over. So I decided to make some tiny little envelopes, just big enough to send a little note.

All of the magazines used in my shop come to me in excellent condition, and are previously read and loved by their owners. Instead of being thrown out or recycled, they are upcycled to greeting cards and tiny envelopes for one more use.

I try to use eco-friendly packaging or re-use packaging as much as I can. Some of the magazine pages that I cannot use, I shred and donate to a local horse farm whose owners use paper shreddings as bedding in their stalls.

Thanks for coming on this repurposing journey with me! I hope you will stay a while and find something you like, or inspires you to do your own upcycling!

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  • Angela

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    loves paper and beautiful images, repurposing and upcycling, making new treasures from old materials, ecofriendly crafty mama

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Last updated on June 3, 2014
Welcome to The Envelope, Please!

I rescue beautiful papers destined for the recycling box or landfill, and give them new life as tiny envelopes. Use them for gift cards, little love notes, thank you notes or just say 'hello!' with a little tiny card.

Each envelope is cut, folded and glued by hand. Each image is carefully selected so that all the envelopes look their best. Each envelope comes with a sticky dot for easy sealing and a little tiny card.

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Sorry, all sales are final at the moment.
If you wish to cancel your purchase, please do so within 24 hours of purchase.
All shipping is through CanadaPost regular air mail. Shipping usually takes 5-10 days although some circumstances are beyond my control, and your envelopes may take a bit longer. You will be notified when your envelopes have been shipped.

Shipping overpayments of $1.50CAD or more can be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
All my items are made from old papery destined for the recycling box. I will try to accommodate custom requests for certain themes as best as I can.