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Our Review

Seal it with more than a kiss with Pushing The Envelope by Marthe Le Van. Seal that letter, note or greetings card with oodles and oodles of creativity.

This book encourages you to "go beyond commonly accepted boundaries" when it comes to papercraft and is filled with dozens of techniques and step-by-step tutorials for creating a wide range of unique envelopes and packaging. Create a heart-shaped Be Mine envelope, a stitched Paper Exchange plastic wallet, adorable Teeny Tags, an embellished Loose Leaf tea bag and a Pop-Up Culture envelope.

With customization and personality that extends beyond the contents of the envelope, send it in style with your own DIY packaging.

Check out a sample project from the book, Loose Leaf Tea Bag.

You can pick up a copy of the book now from The GMC Group.

Publisher's Description

So often we focus on what’s in the envelope, we forget the envelope itself. But this collection embraces the envelope as a creative form. Devised by a group of talented designers, these unique handmade envelopes come in all shapes and sizes. Some involve embellishing commercial envelopes with surface treatments, such as stamping. Others require folding techniques, and a few use unconventional and recycled materials. There are projects for packaging CDs, photographs, gift cards, and more.