PAPERCRAFT

Make Fruity Envelopes from paper plates

Fruity Paper Plate Envelopes

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It’s been a while since I’ve made something exciting for my pen pals, so this week I got creative with some paper plates and transformed them into colourful Fruity Envelopes. I always try and make their mail deliveries a little bit more fun, like the times I sent a giant hamburger postcard, an ice-cream cone and a Christmas stocking. Fun…

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How to make handmade paper DIY instructions

How to Make: Handmade Paper

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This week I’m sharing an extract from Snail Mail by Michelle Mackintosh, published by Hardie Grant Books If you have an afternoon free, why not make your own paper? It’s a wonderful way to personalise your post, and is endlessly customisable. You can decorate your paper with stamps, pressed flowers, confetti or gold sparkles, or make paper laced with seeds,…

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How letterpress works

How Letterpress Printing Works

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I’ve always admired the tactile nature of letterpress stationery and was curious about the process that goes into making a letterpress print. It’s a technique that goes back to the very beginnings of printing history and today Emmaline from Coco Press is showing us How Letterpress Printing Works and what it means to her. I can’t remember when I first…

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Snail Mail BY MICHELLE MACKINTOSH

Snail Mail by Michelle Mackintosh – Book Review

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After recently rediscovering the joys of sending and receiving correspondence the old fashioned way via ‘snail mail’, I was delighted to receive a copy of Michelle Mackintosh’s new book Snail Mail – Rediscovering the art and craft of handmade correspondence. Inspired by Japanese stationery and letter-writing culture, Michelle Mackintosh reveals the charm of the handwritten letter, personalised parcels and handcrafted…

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