I began creating paper goods 9 years ago as a way to send unique letters by mail. In a way they were an art form I could easily share with loved ones while also giving myself yet another creative outlet to express myself. I have MANY of these creative outlets if you haven’t noticed… It all began when I was taught to make handmade paper. I began writing letters on my handmade paper with no matching envelope to accommodate my penned thoughts. First, I deconstructed a stationary envelope I had, trying to create a template I could trace onto newspaper, comic strips, then wrapping paper. This worked well however, I wanted a different silhouette. I began paying close attention to every envelope shape that came my way until I found a template & modified it just the way I saw fit.
My boss noticed my love for handwritten letters & he commissioned me to create stationary so he could write his daughter in Germany on stationary she’d enjoy receiving. I began scanning in images I loved, bright, abstract, floral and girly. I then typed her name in different fonts and added the type over my selected images.
A set of 100 were made of 5 different cards paired with coordinating envelopes just for this young lady to enjoy on a weekly basis.