Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"L" is for Letter-writing

The word that is heard perishes, 
but the letter that is written remains. ~Proverb

What do you do with those old wall calendars, old magazines, scrapbook paper with really nice images, or just plain nice quality paper.  Well, here's one way to revive them. Make envelopes. 
Just open up any used envelope for a template.  Trace and cut away.
You can bring this project anywhere...while waiting in the car or at any sports practices/events. Before you know it, you have a dozen made.  Just enough to have a stationery set to give as gifts.
To go with the envelopes, TC did a calligraphy for one of her dearest friends' birthday with her initial, "L".
She scanned and we resized to fit 2-up on an 8.5x11 cardstock.
Final touch: tie the cards and the envelopes together with ribbons from my recycled stack.
Black lace looked very elegant, don't you think?
And off it went to Lee-Anna for her birthday whom TC regularly corresponds via letter (a lost art).
What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters. You can't reread a phone call. 
~Liz Carpenter

I'd love to get a letter from you.
See the artist's portfolio HERE.


  1. Wow - just beautiful! What a lovely gift idea! So personalized!! (In more ways than one!!)

  2. I think gifts are more fun to give when you make them yourself, don't you think?