Ok, I'm just barely getting this posted today (didn't you know that that would be the case? :P)...
My sister and I made some really neat envelopes using magazine and calendar pages. I got this idea from one that some beads I bought were put into. They're very easy to make. :)
Personally, I will be using them to put my jewelry into that I sell, rather than using bags.
The majority of the envelopes are from regular magazine pages, so they are thin. Not something you would want to send through the mail. But some of them are made from thicker pages, like from magazine covers and calendar pages. (There's something you can do with old calendars!) We had a couple of old ones with floral pictures on them that we used.
Here's a pattern for making them that I made! :D You can print this up, cut it out, and then just trace around the edge onto whatever paper you want to use...then follow the instructions on the pattern. ;)
Don't ask me why you can't click the image this time...I still haven't figured it out myself...
You can change the pattern to fit the pictures that you want to use. If you've got one where the main part of the picture doesn't end up in the center, just adjust the pattern to fit it. ;) I've done it with a few. Also, we've made smaller ones so that we could use pictures that didn't take up the majority of a page. :)
If any of you decide to try this, I'd love to see pictures! :D