Tuesday, January 5, 2016

penpal letter guide

penpal letter guide
As you all probably know from reading my blog, I love sending snail mail. I decided to start a penpal letter guide series, since I know so many of you love writing letters too! Today I'm going to talk about the essential supplies I keep on hand for creating letters.

envelopes
1. Envelopes
I keep a collection of different kinds of envelopes so I have lots of options to choose from when I'm creating a letter. The kraft paper envelopes are my favorite because they're like a blank canvas to decorate, paint, and draw on. I found all my envelopes at various art supply stores!

scrap paper
2. Paper
I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to paper. I save wrapping paper, cards, bags, and any scrap that I think I could repurpose. For snail mail, I use paper for things like handmade envelopes, decorating letters, and making little stickers and tags. I also like to write letters on the back of patterned paper instead of using plain lined paper.


letter decor
3. Embellishments
Decorating letters is my favorite part! I have a stash of stickers, tags, ribbon, washi tape, and lots of other embellishments that I use to make my letters pretty. The best place to find these types of things is in the scrapbooking section of the craft store!

pens
4. Pens
The last essential in my collection of snail mail supplies is a variety of different pens that I can use to write, doodle, and decorate my letters!

penpal letter
What would you guys like to see in future penpal letter guides? Let me know!

I hope you all are having a wonderful first week of 2016!
xoJordan

8 comments :

  1. You have really cute paper. I also save wrapping paper, bags and more ;)
    It's like an addiction.

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    1. Haha yes it is! But I always use everything I save, so it's an okay addiction to have, right? :)

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  2. For my letters I mainly use washi tape, rubber stamps, more washi tape, and way too many stickers!

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    1. Yes, I love love washi tape! Stickers too! I should try rubber stamps more often, I have several stamps but I always forget to use them!

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  3. I would love a penpal guide for little gifts you can add to your letter!<3

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    1. Great idea, I was actually thinking of doing that! That will definitely be featured in a future guide :)

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  4. This is lovely, just found myself a penpal and will use this for my letters! Have you got an adress your readers could send letters to? Would love to send you a nite xx

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    1. Yay, glad you like it! I would love letters from my readers! I do have a PO box if you'd like to mail something: MSC 875227
      1831 University Station
      Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

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