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.
Squish-n-Chips is such a dangerous store for paper addicts. I could spend hours wandering (digitally) through the pages of papery goodness. I love the pop-up cards and all the envelopes! Heaven.
1. Mulberry Paper Custom Stamped Cards.
2. Rustic Brown – Mulberry Paper Open End Envelopes.
3. Mint Green & Red Airmail Envelopes.
4. Reindeer Pop-up Christmas Card.
5. Mini Autumn Leaves.
I’m a firm believer in the idea that you can never have too many pretty envelopes. Plain white envelopes? No thank you! White envelopes with a (gasp) window? Absolutely not!
I say wrap your correspondence in something fancy. Likes these showstoppers (mailstoppers) from Sobresitos.
Picture this… you pen your loved one/bestie/mama the cutest note written on the most darling note card. Then… you chuck it into a standard white envelope. Oh dear.
It just doesn’t seem right does it?
But have you noticed that there are actually some crazy-gorgeous envelopes out there at the moment? Long gone are the days when envelopes were the plain Jane bit of paper that housed the star of the show. Envelopes are the bomb! They come with lovely illustrations, to-die-for lining, and beautiful bold colours. Now your addressee can be wowed before they even open your darling note.
2. Color Creations By Riri
3. Lou Tinen Events
4. Dovetail Design
5. Bespoke Letterpress
Perhaps the best thing about gorgeous envelopes? They’re super easy to DIY! Here are some fantastic tutorials I’ve come across in my travels. Put your own flair to your custom creation and provide a love note experience to remember!
Heart button & string-tie envelope
Red + Gold envelopes
Security pattern business card envelopes
Fall envelopes + free printable
Printable cooking envelope
– Miranti Kayess pen&peplum
Miranti is a self-confessed stationery nerd and workspace junkie, and is the creator of Pen & Peplum. Miranti strives to simplify women’s lives by creating bright thoughtful stationery that supports their biggest dreams. Miranti believes in beauty, play, and courage in our everyday lives. When Miranti is not writing on her blog, designing or creating stationery, she can be found daydreaming, drinking chai, watching movies with her husband, or rocking it out on her yoga mat. Connect with Miranti: pen&peplum | twitter | Facebook
Brisbane-based Bespoke Letterpress Boutique released some absolutely gorgeous vintage map envelopes today. Each envelope features a map from a vintage atlas with a scalloped flap and a handy adhesive dot to seal. Get your hands on a pack soon because they won’t last long.
(img credit: Bespoke Letterpress Boutique)