If the Envelope Fits…

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I love handmade envelopes and sometimes find myself creating some out of paper bags, old maps, scrapbook or calendar pages. This week I received some letters through #InCoWriMo and was so pleased to have handmade envelopes included in the mix. Like this one from Mass.

handmade envelope

Or this one from Texas.

It’s not unusual to find myself on Pinterest looking around and getting ideas for new ways to create handmade envelopes. I have plastic templates that offer different shapes and make it easy to cut out envelopes and envelope liners.

I also have a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine (older) that I use a lot for both envelopes and for mini file folders (another favorite of mine).

Not surprisingly, I have a weakness for buying stationery supplies. It’s one of the first things I look for when visiting thrift stores and garage sales along with books, typewriters (a rare find), and stamps (both postage and rubber stamps for crafts). Naturally, I also love to visit stationery stores, although I haven’t been since the pandemic caused the lockdowns.

Some of my favorite finds are:

  • Old maps and old books (kids, dictionaries, vintage but in bad shape) to make envelopes or envelope liners, along with other paper-themed items (zines, Artist Trading Cards, junk journals, booklets, etc).
  • Postcards for .10 cents
  • Greeting cards (I often turn these into mini junk journals)
  • Stationery or paper that can be made into stationery
  • Envelopes (can a person have too many? Yes.)
  • Postage stamps and stamp albums
  • Rolodex (although I currently have 3 so I may be good here for awhile)

What are your favorite finds or things to collect?

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Hello! I love all things stationery, papery, epistolary including planners, office supplies, mail, postcards, doodles, desks and organization, postage stamps and mail art.

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