How many times have you been through your post, and ended up with a pile of barely marked envelopes? Are you organized enough to keep them for future use, do you throw them in the recycling, or do you start to wish there were more satisfying ways of reusing them? Whether you are stuck on the subway, or just stuck indoors, you will find plenty of inspiration here to pass the time, and to empty your trash can. There are instructions for making personal items such as jewelry, stationery from mini notebooks to business cards, household necessities such as jar labels and a chopsticks holder, things for kids to make and play with, and festive decorations for everything from Christmas to Valentine’s Day. You can even create a fly whisk from a plain paper envelope, or make something more elaborate from lined or colored versions.
Denise Brown studied graphic design, and began her career in book design and packaging, before becoming creative and publishing director of her own company. Crafting has always been one of her passions and, having worked with many renowned craftspeople in her time in publishing, she is now producting her own creations. She also teaches a range of crafts, including papercrafts, drawing, and painting. She is the author of Paper Jewelry (ISBN 978-1-908170-96-5) for CICO. The author is based in Seattle, WA.