Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Kawaii kitty stationery with clear envelopes

Clear envelope for kitty letter paper

This incredible kitty stationery came as a surprise gift from a pen pal (thanks, Carroll!!), and I am so very taken with it. I need to photograph the writing paper part, I think, but here you can see that the envelope is clear so that the design of the paper shows through. Neat-o!

Clear envelope for kitty letter paper

I have seen glassine/vellum type clear envelopes in the past that are some kind of paper, but these envelopes are actually plastic. No ripping these guys! It does take a special sort of pen to write on them, but that's okay, I've got some handy, of course.

Textured glossy address with Sakura Glaze pen

This is the perfect medium for Sakura Glaze gel pens, which write with a thick plastic-type ink that dries to a glossy, textured surface, which I think I captured pretty well in this photo. One must write very slowly with the pens to get a nice, thick ink line, but it's a sort of zen experience, writing an address really slowly.

9 comments:

  1. Those envelopes look awesome, where did you get them? I can't wait till I get the Sakura Glaze pens in that I just ordered! I also ordered the Souffle ones, I have been wanting them for soo long!

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  2. Kimberly, the stationery in this post was a gift.

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  3. Hi this is Heather, supermommy49 @ Swap-Bot. I was partnered w/ you for the Check Out My Blog swap. I'm absolutely in love w/ this entry AND your blog LOL I'm getting back into pen palling myself. Love this! I'll be back ;-)

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  4. That ink is pretty cool lookin', but I would not have the patience to write slowly with it. No Zen for me!

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  5. I only have the zen patience to do the address on the envelope, oneal629 - fortunately the paper on the inside is normal and can use a normal writing speed!

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  6. This envelope--and the paper inside--is so fun! I've seen this sort of stationery online but I didn't realize it was actually mailable.

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  7. Oh good, I'm glad it arrived safely! The plastic envelope feels pretty sturdy, actually, so I'm pretty confident it will withstand mailing... but I just sent another design to New Zealand, so I'm hoping it will hold up overseas!

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  8. I'm sure the envelope/letter will be just fine--it arrived here looking exactly as it did in your photo (plus a smudged postmark)! I think plastic stands up better to abuse than paper.

    FYI, your placement of the address label made it a tad harder to open the envelope (which stayed shut very well on its own).

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