Living where I do, it can be quite the challenge to find interesting and attractive stationery for letter writing, and with the added cost of postage shopping online can become expensive. So when I'm looking for a bit of inspiration or just something a bit different, I simply make my own.
If you'd like to do the same, you will need:
Scrapbooking paper, cardstock or wrapping paper
A circular die cutter (for cutting shapes)
Paint and a paintbrush
Step 1: Using the die cutter, cut as many circles as you will need from your scrapbooking paper, cardstock or wrapping paper.
Step 2: Glue the die cuts to your writing paper, leaving half the circles exposed at the edge, as seen above. I put mine along the bottom, but you could run them down the sides or all the way around if you wanted to.
Step 3: Cut the circles along the edge of the paper so you end up with a semi-circle pattern, as above. Use the remaining halves to make the same pattern on another page.
Step 4 (optional): Take your paint and paintbrush (I use a children's watercolour set and a thin brush), pick your colour...
...and paint a border on your paper.
Step 5: Repeat the process until you have as many sheets as you need.
Step 6: Write a letter!
Written correspondence has been a hobby of mine for a long time, & Monday Mail Out is a weekly feature whereby I can share my love for the lost art of letter writing. I hope my experiences will encourage others to send out letters on Monday too, and have them rediscover the joy of sending and receiving mail. If you have a blog, feel free to join in.