Sunday, April 11, 2010

Antiquarian envelopes

Antiquarian envelopes

These envelopes are from the Potter Style Antiquarian Note Card Book. I saw these in a real live brick-and-mortar store (which I visit so rarely), and I'm so glad I did, because all the online descriptions of this set do not show you how lovely the envelopes are!

You can have a look at the lovely cards here: they are modeled after antique marbled book covers. Really great stuff, and they take fountain pen ink well, too.

I like that the envelopes have their own built-in decorative labels, so to speak, and on the bottom envelope in the photo above, I added my own home-made glitter bats. (I used this bat punch on pages of the letter, and I took the bat confetti by-products of said punch and sprayed them with glimmer mist glitter spray, then glued them to the envelope.)

6 comments:

  1. So glad you left a comment over on my blog...and even happier to see that you have a blog celebrating real mail. Long live the handwritten note!

    I'll be posting more giveaways this month to celebrate note writing, so stay tuned!

    Thanks!
    Linsey

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  2. The envelopes look pretty, I bet they are even better in the flesh.

    I really love the little bats. I'm going to have to conduct an online search into this glitter spray now :)

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  3. Wow, it looks really cool. I like it =)!

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  4. Thanks for the compliments, Mia! The glitter spray is called Glimmer Mist, and it's made by a company called Tattered Angels. It comes in a staggering array of colors! I've always bought mine via eBay, but there are of course other sources for it.

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  5. those are very pretty and look awesome .

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  6. Ohhhh great stamps too. And my mom (a librarian) would love those note cards. Good finds all around.

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