Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fingerprints Designed Photo Wrapping

Sometime ago I needed empty cd cases fo my photo cds to hand give out from a photo session and I ran out of them. We used to have a huge box full Leland bought a long time ago, but now hardly use them, but the last onces are used up, so I was looking for some new once, but wanted some out of cardboard or paper if possible. I didn't really find what I was looking for. So first I just used a bigger envelope.
Then I also need to mail off pictures and started buying envelopes, but that is getting prices and just for giving pictures out I didn't really like it neither. So I had to come up with an idea.

After searching for a good photo lab for printing I saw that they were also offering "Boutique Packaging" which looked nice, but was pricey. Also it was not 100% my style for right now, but it gave me an idea.

The pictures I take are usually outdoors and all natural, so I wanted a natural touched wrapping for my pictures and came up with THIS.

I sew simple envelopes out of brown packaging paper with red thread and zig zag stitch fitting to the size of the pictures or the CD. For this special set of envelopes I added one of our MADE buttons on the top flap and wrap a ribbon around as closure.

The front is still blank but offers the chance to attach a label or write the name on, I just did not make up my mind yet how I want to do that.

This was the first time I actually use one of our MADE buttons and they survived it. I admit it was hard to use them and not just to keep them in the jar to look at. LOL.


  1. Tolle Idea und kommt super rüber. Gefällt mir sehr gut. Hihihi ich kann es nachvollziehen wie schwer es ist, die selbstgemachten Knöpfe herzugeben....

    Bis nächste Woche

  2. oh Nicole, what a beautiful envelope! I love how you were able to use one of the buttons. Those are so perfect for gift giving. If I could just learn how to thread my sewing machine :)

  3. Oh. My. Goodness.

    What a great idea! You are so crafty...as well as talented! I'm so jealous. lol

  4. LOVE that idea! Just love it! Did you double the paper up or is it a single sheet? What a great idea!

  5. That is a clever idea for using buttons and also for your photos!

    Thanks so much for sharing :D

    Tessa Ann*



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