MUST MAKE FOR ME AND BONNIE: make similar to my hallmark "For Someone Special Book": Each envelope is a month (Jan, Feb, March, etc), on front write peoples birthdays for that month, then have birthday, anniversary cards, etc in the envelope and pre stuff them with cash or gift cards the month before so you are prepared!!!
Envelope Journal..... "She used a selection of envelopes just folded or glued on to one another, all layered up in a fun way, stitching them into place. She cut the envelope bottoms off to create a pocket at both ends."
A lady at the post office taught me this trick and I have realized very few people know about it! You can turn a flat rate envelope into a pouch to increase the capacity. It holds more than a small flat rate box ($5.80) and about as much as a medium ($12.35) for only $5.60. So worth it! I do this all the time! Just fold the bottom both ways, and flatten it out from the inside, folding the corners and taping them up into a rectangular bottom. Secure with lots of tape. Happy shipping!