Jan 14, 2014

Envelope designs

The first topic of this month's project is "Envelopes". :)

Of course, you can always send out envelopes or parcels without special embellishment, but a special envelope makes the process of receiving a letter so much more fun. It increases the anticipation of opening it. :)

As I've received quite a lot of snail mail in beautiful envelopes or parcels last year, I chose examples from those for this post. :) I thought it would be nice to show different design ideas of different persons with different styles. :D

One obvious way to make an envelope prettier is to paint on it.

And combined with a little washi tape...beautiful! :)

Using stamps, especially self-carved ones, is also a great way to embellish a letter. Either one big one...

...one completed with little drawings...

...or covering the complete envelope with stamps.

Using classic postage stamps is also a beautiful and easy way to make the parcel a little more special.

I especially adore small details on envelopes. :) Pretty little drawings...

...or sewn details.

I hope this post gave you some ideas for the next time you're working on a snail mail. ♥
I would love to hear about other design ideas from you! :)


  1. Ich mag auch so genre schöne Briefumschläge, da freut man sich noch viel mehr über die Post :)
    Eine Idee von mir hast du ja ganz oben schon gepostet. Auch eine tolle Idee: einen Umschlag aus Zeitungs-/Zeitschriftenpapier selber basteln, also wie eine kleine Collage. Ist dann sogar upcycling... :o)

    1. Stimmt, das ist auch eine tolle Idee! :) Der Umschlag auf dem letzten Bild ist geupcyclet, aber das sieht man ihm gar nicht an.
      Ich hoffe, ich komme diesen Monat dazu, dir endlich auch eine kleine Briefkasten-Freude zu schicken. :)

    2. Keine Eile! Ist ja alles immer kein Muss :)

      LG Doro

  2. I agree! Receiving a handwritten letter is already a big pleasure but if you find it in a decorated envelope the pleasure is even bigger! Pieces of art, i keep every single one of them in a big box :)

  3. So many great ideas! And I'm glad to see my envelope among them :)


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