As my last outgoing mail post proves, I have been devoting more and more of my pen-pal-crafting time to making my own envelopes. There’s a strange freedom to be found in it: I enjoy having the ability to make mailers perfectly sized to hold a good stash of postcards and teabags. I love the magical alchemy of transmuting nearly anything–from vintage-inspired scrapbooking paper to old sheet music and maps and calendar pages–into outgoing mail. The possibilities are endless!
A certain discount retailer store recently decided to discontinue their line of vintage-inspired paper pads, so I stocked up on some gorgeous old-time-y prints while running errands last weekend. I decided to continue the theme by cutting the labels for these envelopes out of old graph paper: making them doubly anachronistic!
It doesn’t quite fit into the “homemade envelope” category, but I also found this adorably foxy stationery set at another store notorious for tempting me with letter-writing supplies that I don’t really need. I’ve posted at length before about my love for woodland stationery, though, so is it any surprise that I couldn’t resist a forests-and-foxes theme? The cards themselves are a little too small to contain a full letter on their own, but the stickers are the perfect size for sealing an envelope.
Coincidentally, both stationery and scrapbooking paper alike seemed to carry on a teal color scheme this week–and since I’m too landlocked to see the real teal of the ocean anytime soon, I’ll take it!