handmade stationery giveaway

In the evenings this week I've been making myself some stationery, using things I already had in the cupboard... a big box of white envelopes, some beautiful white conqueror paper, brown wrapping paper and a stack of old catalogues with lovely patterns and images too lovely to throw away.

First I went through the catalogues and punched out circles from the best bits in muted colours, a flowery, oriental, decorative feel to them... then I cut the paper to size to fit the envelopes, stuck a pretty circle on the top and backed it with another circle in nice white card. Then I lined the envelopes with my favourite brown paper and sorted them into sets of five.

I have one of these sets to give away to you lovely people and three or four others to put in my shop... leave me a comment if you'd like one and I'll pick a name on Sunday and put the other packs in the shop at the same time in case you're unlucky in the giveaway.

31 comments:

m said...

Am I the first person to comment? They look lovely and so stylish.

TheMadHouse said...

Oh how wonderful, I am part of a monthly swap and in need of somewriting paper, so fingers crossed

marigold jam said...

That's beautiful and there's nothing to beat a "proper" letter written by hand on some stunning paper is there?

Lorenza said...

sooo lovely! I am not usually lucky in these things... but I hope I do!!! With my friend in Rotterdam we have started writing postcards and letters again... so nice to receive through the letterbox rather than just bills!! xxx

Heloise said...

Some very lovely stationery you have made. I am a great believer in hand written letters. A chance to be included in your giveaway would be good.

Tracy x said...

what a beautiful way to cheer up plain stationary... the colours are so soft - perfect x
t x

acornmoon said...

Oh, please put my name down too.

I am having a blog giveaway also.

Poetikat said...

Very nice. Just my style - not too ornate or fussy. Count me in!

Gigibird said...

I can see you've been having fun with your corner cutter....which reminds me to get my out for a 'play'
They look very 'classy' Sue....

driftwood said...

very lovely xox

Cottage Garden said...

Lovely stationery Sue. You have inspired me to put to good use some of the magazines I collect. I really like the simple oriental feel to them. Fingers crossed I'm the lucky recipient!

Jeanne x

Frances said...

Sue, I usually think of you creating with textiles, although I do remember your telling me about the wonders of a circular cutter.

And have I followed up on finding one of those cutters? No, I have not yet done so. Now, you've again shown me possibilities.

I also don't know what conquerer paper is and will have to investigate.

Gigibird's comment is so true.

Of course, I would love to win this marvelous stationery. Yet, what really crosses my mind is that the "high street" shops might just see what you've done and grab the idea without the spirit that created the idea. And what I would like to do is to find out what conquerer paper is, and get a circle cutter, and find a way to let my imagination convert my stack of old magazines into some treasures.

Oh Sue, it's that question again about the creative versus the commercial.

Best wishes to you, dear friend. xo

Diva Kreszl said...

oh these are just lovely...please count me in on your very generous giveaway!

Digital Misfit said...

Beautiful note sets - so soft and chic.
I love the upcycled aspect. I do quite a bit of art swapping, and I enjoy slipping a friendly note in each package. These would be perfect!

hugs,
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Ticking stripes said...

Just lovely!

LissyLou said...

oo very nice!

sue15cat said...

Gorgeous. I think there are So many of us that are mad about stationery. Yours is beautifully unique.

Sue xx

kristina said...

So beautiful. And so happy to have discovered your blog via Alice. K x

Greedy Nan said...

This is a lovely idea and I'd love to win it.

A Time to Dance said...

Oh how I would love to win these especially as I am tearing my hair out tring to make one square for my blanket

ljw said...

That hand-made stationary looks lovely. When I was poorly last year I got great pleasure in receiving hand written get-well and newsy notes. I think the art of letter writing should be encouraged.

Where's your shop? Is it near North Yorkshire?

elsy said...

beautifully done as always

Dan said...

These look lovely. It's given me an idea for all of the wallpaper samples I have collected recently and are sitting rolled up behind the sofa!
Best wishes
Dan
-x-

rossichka said...

What a nice idea - to make this lovely stationary! I think that the choice of the writing paper reveal one's attitude to the person he's going to write. But shows also tne taste of its creator. I like very much the colours you have used. The sheets and the envelopes look elegant! with your giveaway you'll make someone happy for sure and he, on his turn,will make some more people happy... It's so exciting to receive a REAL letter nowadays!

Michele P. said...

what a great idea! And love the fact that you are reusing some items too;) I am so old school and love to write letters, I think there is nothing better than getting a handwritten letter from a friend.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Androushka said...

Quite lovely! Please put my name in the hat!

Andrea x

kate fern said...

These are beautiful, you have a wonderful eye for colour and design - I know if I tried this kind of thing it wouldn't look anything like this!

Clare Wassermann said...

hmmmm yes they are lovely and a nice way to upcycle

la z'idiote said...

Colours are amazing !

Sue Morris said...

lovely to be able to write a letter on - lovely to receive in the post too.
Sue

greenolive said...

I'm know I'm a bit late – but these are gorgeous!!