Pen Pal Kits on Etsy
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Etsy is a wonderland of stationery and ephemera goodness including fun and unique postcards, papers, posters, postcards, envelopes and so much more! I recently connected with Lea Cadisch, owner of Postcards & Stories Etsy shop (Switzerland). She has a wonderful assortment of stationery and pen pal goodies that she ships for free.
Lea was kind enough to send me a kit to sample her wares in exchange for a post sharing what she offers. As a special enticement for anyone reading this who would like to order from Lea’s store, she is offering a 10% discount with no minimum order. This offer is good from June 1-10, 2021. (Use code JUNE2021 for your 10% savings.)
Above are three postcards and two high-quality photographs. If you like postcards and pictures of doors, then you definitely want to check out Lea’s other postcards on her Etsy store as she has some lovely door photos.
The assortment in the above photo is a combination of stickers, used postage stamps. and a few bits of miscellaneous papers. The full page papers below offer a variety of new and weathered papers. The blue paper is marbled but it’s hard to tell in this photo. The light brown/tan paper behind the blue is a faded, well-worn linen page perfect for typing a note or a poem.
Below is a view of the assortment I received. The blue envelope contains the postcards and two high-quality photographs. The small white envelope holds stickers, stamps and other small items. She used washi, string, and stickers to nicely package her offerings.
Odds and ends are so much fun to acquire and to use. I often find ephemera at estate sales and thrift stores. I have boxes and boxes of paper excess – some old, some not so old. I like to use by combining themes, or colors, or sometimes a total mishmash to see what I can create. Maybe a new postcard or Artist Trading Card. I like making booklets and adding to my junk journals. What do you like to do with ephemera you collect?