I know I have a few snail mail enthusiasts on my blog, and here’s a tip for you. I know we all like cheap/free but nice stationery, and most of you are so creative that this should interest you.
Do you want to learn how to design your own letter writing paper? Of course you do! Well, it’s your lucky day! The lovely Robine over at Vintage Voyage has put together a tutorial for how to make it in Photoshop (complete with instructions on how to download a trial version of PS). There is also a striped paper template that you can use for an easy start in your designing! To get to the tutorial (which is in English and Dutch), click on the picture! :)
A little tip from me; if you’re not a photographer, you can still get a long way with Photoshop brushes. A good way to find free ones is to search for them on Google, but if you’re lazy, this is a great source; Brusheezy.com :)
Are you into letter writing and snail mail? Do you have, or would you like to have penpals? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions I suggest you head over to the League of Extraordinary Penpals and sign up right away!
The LEP is a penpal club where you’re able to connect to other people who are passionate about the same thing, it’s very new and in fact, if you sign up today, you will receive an extraordinary discount! Only today though, from tomorrow on it’s full price again!
And no, if you’re wondering, I’m not getting paid to say this. I really just want more people to be passionate about snail mail because there is nothing better than checking your mail and find a hand-written letter from somewhere in the world.
Speaking of letters, I went to my local book store yesterday and discovered that they had several different kinds of stationery! This makes me so happy because it’s so difficult to find good and nice-looking stationery. I also bought a few small brown envelopes, it made me wish they had them in larger packs, because I love the thin Kraft envelopes (and papers for that matter). I simply love the not-quite-white sorts of paper, they just look a bit..classier, somehow.
In other news, I finally found a teapot I think I can live with. I’ve been looking for one for ages and although I was originally going for something older, I’ve decided that this will be fine until I get a TARDIS teapot. The main reason to why I haven’t yet, is that I would be so afraid of using it.
Now – cinnamon tea and some studying. Toodles!
A while ago I ordered some stationery from La Papierre, I love Julie’s blog so naturally I wanted to try her paper goods, and my oh my am I glad I did.
My first impression upon unpacking my sets was “wow, this is nice” and I actually said those exact words to myself while touching the paper and looking generally starry-eyed.
I’m not exaggerating, this is like..well, like porn for letter writers.
Anyway, I didn’t want to write about it before I’d actually tried to write on the paper with my fountain pens, because that’s usually what convinces me of the quality of a paper. To me, its ability to take fountain pen ink is one of the most important aspects of stationery.
I ordered two sets, and both were of a nice, smooth, paper quality, absolutely thick enough to write on both sides (which I usually do in my letters). They were very easy and neat to write on, there were no scratchy noises from the pen and the ink dried instantly on the paper.
I can absolutely recommend anyone who’s looking for high quality stationery to take a look at La Papierre!
Oh, and if you’re into letter writing and penpalling, The League of Extraordinary Penpals is definitely something you have to check out! If you sign up before February 1st you get a discount!
Tell me, are any of my readers letter writers? :)