I used rubber cement to adhere some bubble wrap to the inside (bubble side facing the paper).
You smooth the the edges together with your bone folder, wait for it to dry and you are done!
Our Serendipity challenge was to make sure our envelope art was "mailable", so here's my proof!
I mailed my envelope with a few goodies to Serendipity Design Team Member and my good friend, Jeanne Jachna. Jeanne lives many states away from me, so I stitched around the edges of the envelope just to make sure my gift didn't fall apart en route.
Here is my envelope waiting for Jeanne in her mailbox:
Are you wondering how it held up? The answer is pretty well, just a little damage to the envelope, but mostly on the back side.
Edit: I forgot to thank Jeanne's son Roger for photo-shopping the address labels off my pictures...he is so smart!
So, would I do this again...only for a super special occasion and never again during Winter. It was so warm in CA, I never even gave a thought to the fact that my package might get wet in snowy weather. I also would use two pieces of score tape in place of the rubber cement. I think they would have held the bubble wrap in place a little better.
It's time for you to make your own envelope art now...and you have a chance to win a great prize, $20 off your next Serendipity Stamp order. All you have to do is make some kind of envelope art using at least one Serendipity stamp or die in your design and post it on the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog. Here's the link.
The sale this week at Serendipity is buy 3, get your 4th item free and is valid from 3/6 through 3/13 and is a perfect opportunity to grab some Easter stamps!
Everyone on the Serendipity Design Team has some Envelope Art to share...make sure you check them all out!
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