Saturday, January 5, 2013

Notes of Nothingness

Who doesn't love getting a letter in the mail? Something that I have gotten into since graduation is sending snail mail to my friends. 75% of the time I get flooded with phone calls/texts/emails saying how it brightened up their day just a little bit- this is my favorite part! I've even gotten photos of the card I sent texted back to me (usually followed by a smiley emoticon :-) ).

The other 25% of the time I never hear back but I'm fairly certain they smiled a little bit more that day when they opened it.

So today, I had some free time and I decided to toll Pintrest for some DIY notecard inspiration. I saw this Girl, You Rock notecard and thought I might take a stab at recreating something similar.

In comes the glitter, rhinestones, hot pink paint, gold wrapping paper, hot glue, and sharpies!

Sometimes I send snail mail for something I could just as easily text.

These cards were very much that type of card. They ended up with very little content and probably too much sparkle!

Finished card for Kate
I've made little cards like this before but for the first time I added a bit of over-the-topness to the envelope. Using the flap for a stencil I used some scrap wrapping paper and traced out the exact size of the flap to be cut out and glued to the envelope. I am really pleased with how it turned out and it makes the envelopes so exciting even before the card has a chance to take its effect!

If your in the mood for more note card inspiration check out one of my favorite designers, Kate Spade, to see some of her whimsical stationary. 

Need ideas about what to say? I've been known to walk up and down the card isle at CVS and read the inside messages (and maybe take a photo or two to remember it) for inspiration. 

I hope my friends don't read this post so they will be surprised...

Off to the mailbox to mail my letters, 

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