If you read the 8 Behind the Scenes Facts About The Postman’s Knock article, you know that my husband and I alternate taking care of our infant throughout the day. As my husband took his two-hour (ish) shift with Pia, I got caught up on making artistic envelopes! These envelopes were inspired by the Marvelous Mail eBook, and they will soon house long-overdue thank you cards. I hope that looking at them prompts you to make some pretty envelopes, too!
I’m convinced that mail art is the perfect project for busy people. It allows you to get a creative fix in a short period of time — with the added bonus of making someone’s day! (Remember: you can always write to a More Love Letters recipient.) This envelope art combines a detailed printout, calligraphy, and hand-lettering. Its color scheme, a simple light green, black, and white, echoes the fresh feel of the season. Learn how to make it in the video and written tutorials below:
Every once in a while, I get a big chunk of time to make a stunning envelope. This week presented no such opportunity (we welcomed a new baby into the family a month and a half ago, after all), but I still wanted to make a pretty piece of snail mail to send a thank you note. With the help of the lace butterfly printable, today’s envelope art tutorial comes together quickly!
Around this time every year, I go through a serious letter-writing spurt. Spring has a rejuvenating feel, so it’s a nice time to update friends on my happenings via letters. If I’m really feeling ambitious, I make a couple of cards and decorated envelopes in advance to send out later in the year. Today’s article is a two-for-one of mail art tutorials that will inspire you to send some springtime mail, too!
This artistic envelope concept is one of my all-time favorites. It requires a bit of time and spontaneity (there’s no set formula for properly positioning the bubbles), but the eye-catching result is worth it! Put on your favorite playlist or podcast, pull out your watercolor palette, and enjoy.
This cold February weekend calls for cozying up with your watercolors to create some cheerful and quick mail art. In this tutorial, we’ll take on a fun hanging plants concept that comes together in just a couple of steps!