correspondence envelope

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I made two more stationery sets last night! 

Would anyone be interested in a video or blog post tutorial on how to create one of these sets?

Enough [Jefferson x Reader]

Length: 4016 words

Genre: Angst/Fluff

AU: HamilTime

TW: Cheating

A/N: This was quite difficult for me to write since I really don’t condone any form of cheating, but I hope this was good enough! I also have a continuation of this, but I didn’t want to include it bc of how it might not have matched the character’s personality. I’m not sure- perhaps I’ll finish it and post it one of these days, since I just need a few paragraphs to complete it, but I think it’s best to leave this as is. 

You hummed a few tunes, twirling around the shared estate you and your husband lived in New York, as you were in a merry mood. You had missed your original home in Monticello, but your husband had work here.   

“Miss, there’s a letter for you,” your chambermaid said, offering you an envelope on top of a silver tray.   

“Thank you, my dear.” You picked up the envelope, wondering if it was from your husband, Thomas Jefferson. It’s been a while since you heard from him, but you knew that he as a busy man. Having been whisked into being Secretary of State after returning from France. He’d been travelling back and forth from Virginia to New York, so much that you never knew where he was at most times. Even if you were in the same city, it was rare that you would see him. He would be cooped up in his office, coming back after you slept, and leaving before you woke up. There was no return address, just your name and address scribbled in beautiful writing. With great curiosity, you opened the envelope, taking out its content. There were various letters in handwriting you recognized. “This is Thomas’s handwriting,” you said with confusion. You read through the letters, more confused than ever. They sounded like love letters, except they weren’t addressed to you. Your heart raced as you scanned through the papers- you hadn’t noticed you were crying until you saw water stains on the paper. Quickly, you wiped the tears away, not wanting to mess up the paper. It was recent, the letters received and sent these past months. The most recent letter, this lady, by the name of Amelia Lee, had written that she was excited to finally see him during the Cabinet Meeting. Your heart rose to your throat, making it harder for you to believe. You read through the accounts again and again, and something clicked. If she was in the meeting, there was a chance that Alexander Hamilton would have seen her. You yelled for your maid to call a carriage to get you to Alexander’s home. You knocked on the door, your hand holding the envelope, shaking beside you. Finally, the door opened, and Alexander looked at you with much confusion. 

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I got really stressed out today and decided to make a bunch of homemade envelopes and matching note cards, annnnd now I don’t know what to do with ‘em. I suppose I’ll have some occasion that calls for a fancier-than-usual letter at some point :)

This was fun and easy! Just used 12 in. x 12 in scrapbooking paper, double-sided tape, some little decorations, and an old store-bought envelope to trace the pattern.

Girl Meets Secret Santa by Imaginarybird

Rating: G

Summary: Lucas uses a Secret Santa to get his moment with Riley. Pure Rucas Holiday fluff.

Notes: This takes place the Christmas of Riley and co.’s freshman year of high school, and is written off the idea that when the love triangle was resolved, Lucas and Maya decided that they were solely friends. Lucas and Riley did not get together but they are back to having their unofficial thing.

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Handmade Letter Envelopes - Tutorial

HOW TO MAKE VINTAGE-THEMED ENVELOPES FOR PERSONAL LETTERS (with a built-in closure for the top flap!)

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1) ASSEMBLE SUPPLIES:

  • A disassembled envelope or handmade tracer to make the right shape for your envelope! I opened up a store-bought envelope because I loved its shape, traced it over large cardstock paper, and cut it out to make my own sturdy tracer. Using the same paper-thin envelope over and over can result in difficult tracing.
  • A pen or marker to trace with
  • Something pretty to use for to/from address labels. I found these cute cardstock labels at a craft store.
  • Scissors
  • A good double-sided adhesive tape with a peel-off backing. I use this:

  • Large sheets of cardstock paper (typically used for scrapbooking) in whatever designs you like! I used a cool vintage theme:

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2) TRACE ENVELOPE SHAPE

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3) CUT IT OUT (CAREFULLY)

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4) FOLD:

Carefully find your creases, starting with the two flaps on the left and right sides of the envelope. Be gentle because once you get the crease wrong, it can be difficult to move it. A bad crease results in unsightly gaps in the folds of your envelope.

Then fold up the bottom. Again, mind your creases!

**Press all creases by sliding the handle of your scissors or some other smooth object across their edges**

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5) APPLY TAPE ADHESIVE

Place the tape adhesive on the edges of the two side flaps, where the bottom flap will be secured.

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6) PEEL OFF TAPE BACKING AND CLOSE BOTTOM FLAP

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7) FOLD AGAIN

Carefully finding the crease, fold over the top flap and press the fold.

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8) APPLY TAPE ADHESIVE TO MAKE BUILT-IN CLOSURE

**DO NOT PEEL OFF THE BACKING!!!**

You will peel off the backing when you’ve enclosed a letter and you’re ready to close it up and send it.

This serves as the convenient built-in adhesive. This tape is supposedly “permanent,” but I’ve found that with cardstock paper (which is hard to rip), the receiver of your letter can easily open it by pulling back slowly. Notice that I did not apply tape to the very tip of the flap. This acts as a pull-tab!

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9) LEAVE SOME SMALL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPENER

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10) ADD YOUR “MADE BY” STAMP OR SIGNATURE (optional)

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11) APPLY ADDRESS LABELS:

I just used my adhesive tape, but it’s even more convenient if you can find some self-stick address labels that are pretty :)

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12) EMBELLISH WITH STAMPS, STICKERS, GLITTER, DECALS OR WHATEVER ELSE YOU WANT!

Subway Rides (Oh, You Keep Me Wondering)

Character(s) | Pairing: Santana L. & Brittany P. | Brittana

Summary: AU. Brittany takes the subway every day. She often sees a brunette with long, black hair and amazing clothes. Brittany wonders if she likes girls, but her gaydar has never been her strong suit.

Previous Chapters: 

01 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 10 11 | 12 | Interlude

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