Snail mail rules. Snail mail rules even harder when gorgeous, creative envelopes are thrown into the mix. I’ve been trying to get a little more adventurous when it comes to the envelopes for my outgoing mail so I’ve been looking around for inspiration. Here are some of my faves.
One of my all time favourite stationery designers is Cristina Re. Every time I go to Officeworks I drool over her DIY range which consists of beautiful paper, ready made invitations, punches and embellishments, tools and accessories.
Cristina Re has been a leader in the stationery industry for the past 20 years and it’s not hard to see why.
Image credit: Cristina Re
I had an out-of-body experience the other day. I saw some of Samantha Wills’ stationery line (illustrated by Kelly Smith) on Instagram and died. Literally. So pretty. I need that chest by the way. If anyone needs a Christmas gift idea – that’s a big hint!
(Image credit: Samantha Wills)
I really love getting letters in the mail. I even have a few pen pals scattered around the world. While plain white paper and plain white envelopes are good, these lovelies are so much better! (Hey write to me and I’ll write you back! Address is at the top right of the page).
clockwise from the top
#1 – Letter Writing Kit by Ask Alice
#2 – Pink Vintage Tea Set Writing Paper by Bella Stationery
#3 – Boombox by Black Bird and Peacock
#4 – Pink Spots and Stripes by An April Idea
I’ve been sick lately (Hand, foot and mouth disease! Seriously!) but the loveliness from Sideshow Press has cheered me up some.
Road Map – stationery with a lined envelope. So sweet.
Boston Public Library wedding. I literally died when I saw this on Pinterest. The roses in the envelope lining are just amazing.
(Image credit: Sideshow Press)
So, the other day I came across a site that will surely be my undoing. I present to you – Paper Pastries, home to a magical array of correspondence related goodies. I want one of everything please!
This is a really cute idea, especially if you’re looking for quirky, and cheap stationery that you can make yourself.
A few days ago, Brenna from Design Sponge shared a tutorial for turning old maps into stationery. It’s an awesome idea and makes me wish that I’d saved the map of New Zealand we bought when we were there a few weeks ago (oops!).