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 My last post of 2016. I hope everyone has had a good year. If you haven’t, try to think of the good things that happened. If you don’t think anything good happened, remember this: there is always something wonderful everyday, even if it’s just finally going home after a long day and laying in bed! So, focus on the little things. They may seem insignificant, but they do make you happy, even if just for a fleeting moment. Happy New Year, lovelies 💓

What started out as me buying one or two aqua green coloured pens because they were too pretty to resist, ended up as a project haha!
When i bought some of these online i seriously wondered how odd the person packaging my order thought i was for buying all the same colour stuff ahahaha!

to new beginnings - may everyone have a happy, successful, and rewarding school year. may all your hard work and efforts pay off. good luck to you all ❤️

Simple Envelope Tutorial

I use this technique for almost every single envelope I make because it’s very easy and looks very professional if done cleanly. You can use any size of paper and any adhesive. The envelope below was made with the exact same technique from an old birding book page. <3

First, start with a piece of paper, of course. Scissors and adhesive are all that you require, but I’m using a pen to mark off areas that will be discarded as well. Usually, I would never use Scotch tape, but I didn’t want to wait for other adhesives to dry.

First, we’re going to turn the paper over so that the inside is facing us. Then begin by folding the bottom edge 2/3 to ¾ of the way across to the other side. The paper you leave hanging out will become the envelope’s flap closure, so plan ahead!

Now fold each side in by a few centimeters.. These will become the side flaps, so making them about the same width is advisable. I just eyeball it, but if you want, you can use a ruler to get them perfectly symmetrical. These can be visible or not depending on how you fold the final product.

I avoid double creasing to keep things clean, and I unfold the bottom before creasing the sides. Likewise, I unfold the sides when I fold down the top closure flap, as you can see below. 

Once you unfold the whole thing, you’ll be left with a piece of paper with creases. Below, I’ve used a pen to show you which creases need to be cut along in order to form the flaps.

Once you’ve cut the approproate pieces off, you’re ready to fold along the creases you’ve already made and apply adhesive. Again, I’m using this tape which I would not recommend. XD

Fold the bottom up and the sides in, and you’ve got yourself an envelope, my dears. :3

Hopefully this helps you when you need to send your next letter!

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MY NEW STATIONERY COLLECTION WITH @abramsbooks IS OUT TODAY!

  • What I Am Trying To Say To You – Book of 30 tear-out postcards
    Cards that say things that are sometimes hard or too personal or too specific to say with words alone.

  • Then & Now – Undated 12-Month Agenda w/ 6 sticker pages
    Loosely based on my Unsolicited Advice planners, but in an undated format that lets you start and stop wherever so you won’t “waste pages” if you forget about it for a week or two. Tiny reminders, sporadic art and activities and stickers to punctuate your life. Coil bound so it lies flat, in a hardcover case with an elastic closure/bookmark and a back pocket to stash your stuff.

  • Mini Notebook Set – blank, lined, graph and dot grid pages
    Notebooks for reminders, feelings, confessions, aspirations or anything else.

Find it at Amazon (prime eligible), Book Depository (free global shipping) and other book and gift stores. 

Thinking about my 2017 setup mixed in with a few of the little boxes on my desk. So far, thinking about taking a break from my MTN regular size. Leuchtturm bullet journal edition for work … but debating using it for day-to-day tasks as well. Hobonichi for daily art and sketch journal? Mtn Passport has been my health journal and catch all on the go but think that might be replaced with the Hobonichi A6. Hmm …

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theme thursday: hopscotchlondon finds

stationery giftables by hopscotchlondon

these super-special, minimalist stationery items are among about a dozen in hopscotchlondon’s collection … and as a paper goods- and school supply-obsessed individual, i’m in love.