Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Handmade Envelopes

I've had a wonderful time lately creating envelopes out of pages from vintage illustrated books. 

Each piece is completely unique and can be folded in a variety of ways. 

This process invites you to become more inventive in small, manageable chunks. It's just a little envelope, right? 

There are color, composition, and placement choices to be made and as long as your envelope is at least 3.5 inches tall and 5 inches wide, the U.S. Post should deliver it fine. 

This process of finding, folding, lettering, and stamping makes a trip to the mailbox a magical adventure. 

I feel like a little kid standing by the box and wishing my personal expression a safe journey to someone I care about. It's an intimate experience touched by many hands. 


Ms Scarlet said...

Oh my word! These are gorgeous, Anne!

Helmi said...