I have a quick post for you today since I am getting myself ready to go to the blogging conference Haven this afternoon.
This is my 4th year going, I couldn’t go last year since I was in the process of moving, but this year I am excited to go. For anyone not familiar with blogging conferences, Haven is the one I like to attend the most. Its focus is on DIY and decorating… perfect for me. I get to find out about a lot of new products that I can then share with you.
One of the best things about the conference is that everyone is in the same genre, so there is always a lot to talk about… blog goals, tech stuff, SEO, decorating, products, and DIY. But the part I look forward to the most is the connecting with others that are doing the same thing I do for a living.
Before I leave for Atlanta, I wanted to share two very creative things with you. Both have to do with elevating the lost art of letter writing into a stylish event.
I think the reason I am loving anything that has to do with pretty papers and pens lately is my trip to Walmart last week. It seems I can’t pass by the pen aisle without finding one I just have to have, especially this time of year. It makes me feel like I am a kid getting a fresh start getting ready for back-to-school.
I am testing out my new pens on very unique to make yourself envelopes.
No. 1 – Envelope Templates
Aren’t they cute? You can download the templates over at Camille Styles. All you need is paper and pens and don’t stop at thinking you can only use computer printer paper…
.. why not try making one of these envelopes with scrapbook paper, leftover wall paper, gift wrap, or maps.
No. 2 – The Lettermate
Once you have your envelopes made, I have been using this…. Lettermate to address them. I read about it on Pinterest and had to have it. :-)
I have been practicing using it with my colorful Walmart purchase….a set of colorful gel pens. Seeing all the colors puts a smile on my face. I also bought a white opaque pen to use when addressing dark color envelopes.
The Lettermate makes addressing an envelope in a fancy way… doable for anyone, even if you don’t have pretty handwriting. I printed out the how-to guide which shows a dozen ways to use the template.
If you still like to send cards and letters through the mail I think you will enjoy making these to send your correspondence in style.
For more letter writing and envelope creating ideas, check out these posts right here on my blog:
Do you love pens and paper as much as I do? What is your favorite pen to use? Is it a ball point, gel, or a marker?
I will be back next week with a staircase update and more.