June 27, 2009

Pink stationery....stickers......cool pens

I was looking at this Karen Lockhart image called Writing Letters, wondering what I could do with it today, Jordan came into my stamp room. We started talking about stationery sets and how when I was a kid, there wasn't all these fun scrapbooking tools and papers. So to have an actual stationery kit, a fun sticker pack and cool pens(remember the kind that had 4 colors to one pen and you clicked on which color you wanted?).....well, it was pretty special.
So I ended up with all kinds of ideas to create stationery sets for the girls' friends and for my friends too. I'll be working on that some day but today I created some cards that would totally be suitable for any age girlfriend. Who doesn't love to get a letter in the mail? I have to keep teaching my girls that letter writing is a good thing. They don't do it much I at least have them write thank you notes and send out birthday invitations.

For my cards, I used some cute Doodlebug patterned paper for my color inspiration. I stamped the Writing Letters Lockhart image onto some plaid patterned paper and then paper pieced the envelopes/stationery portion using white cardstock colored with Copic markers. Tied Vintage Buttons and a Spellbinder's Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities die cut finish off the focal images of the cards.
Such sweet accents and pretty colors....pink Papertrey ribbons and sentiments from Vintage Picnic Sentiments finish off the cards.
I have these cards sitting out because I think they're so cute. The memories that come back when I think how much I loved to write letters, have pen pals and get something new from the stationery section.......ahhhhhhh, heaven.

26 comments:

Cindy H. said...

How lovely and sweet!! I love the image, sentiments, the pretty papers, ribbons and buttons!

Katy Frame (Kate Creates) said...

Thank you for bringing up the pens with the different colors to pick from.. Brings back memories. :) Question for you, though. Would you consider doing a tutorial (video or pictures) of how you tie your bows?

Dottie K. said...

Oh I remember having that pen and always wanting to get new stationery. Just love these cards and that image. I don't have that one but it's going on my wish list. Your papers are so pretty and I just bought that plaid to use on some cards. Love how it looks. Can't wait to see more. Have a wonderful weekend and looking forward to Monday and the mason jar reveal. :)

Alicia said...

I thought I was the only person who thought that the stationary department was heaven when I was young! LOL I love these cards! Thanks for bringing back the memories!

Lantanalane said...

Way back when...I would spend an hour in the Hallmark store pouring over their stationary sets ...then to just buy one and start sending them out -- ooh it was so exciting! We didn't have computers for emailing or cell phones to text!
Mish- you are so creatively talented! I visit your blog everyday - just to see your wonderful ideas, recipes, and snipets of your family life. Thank you for all that you do for us here in blog land!

wandykj said...

I still love the stationary section! Do you remember the writing tablets that were 4 or 5 different colors of paper too? I know you can still get those pens at Walmart-Wow, what memories!

Thanks for sharing your creations with us, you always bring a smile to my face.

Hugs,
Wanda

resmith said...

These are great!! I was thinking the same thing myself that letters aren't written enough lately. I know everyone uses email these days but it is also nice to open the mailbox and see a letter from someone. I need to write more myself. Have a great weekend.

Ann said...

Ohhhh, these are FABULOUS! The colors, the ribbons, the buttons, the papers...everything is so yummy!!!

Maureen L. said...

hey i had one of those pens ... they were great for taking notes in college (ummm,m sorry to go all engineer-y on you) the cards are just smashing. tfs!

Karen said...

Those are very cute. Love the papers. You always do such great things with the Lockhart stamps. Have a good weekend.

Devon said...

Your cards are so cute! I love that paper!

Becky said...

They are so cute. And I love that design paper.

Lorri said...

Michelle, I don't know if I have left a message for you before but I have been blogging your site for a long time now. I love all of your ideas. I think you would be a great mom and great friend to have. I remember have a stationary set when I was little. There is nothing more special than getting a lovely card or pretty paper as a letter in the "real" mail.

Julie said...

Your Blog and everything you make are amazing, I check it out every sngle day without fail, I just love your work - Julie xxxx

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

how fun! I'm making stationary cards today too and boxes for them to go into for gifts.

Elaine said...

They are super cute! What fun! I do remember those fun pens where you'd click for different colors. When we traveled I'd get one! :)

Screen Door said...

Have you see alsea Hopkins new stamp set 'The journey' , I'm wishing really hard for it.....some great saying and a great old door and truck... Check it out...

leenda said...

Very pretty! Love your details!

Kathy V. said...

Gosh, I still spend hours in the stationary departmet. I'm on a mission this year to get my friends to actually send an occasional letter--I'm making them their own stationary sets. Of course, I'll have to start the party off...oooooh, another trip to the my favorite stationers, I can feel it coming!

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration yet again, Mish.

mtfalco said...

I love this post... I used to put pen-pal ads in teeny bop magazines back in the day and at one time had well over 100 penpals! Those were the days... The cute stationary was too precious to toss out, so I have two full tubs of it just sitting. Amazing how email and the 'electronic age' has taken over the art of correspondence. I still try to mail thank yous at a minimum and of course cards for occasions. Thanks for your lovely inspiration!

MichelleY said...

Mish...your notecards are adorable! I love the button embellishments with the sentiments.

dolcreations said...

These cards are just adorable!
Love all the embellishments. Great job...AGAIN!
Christine

Cheryl O said...

So simple, yet so lovely......I'm glad someone else likes to still write notes to friends...

Nancy L. said...

love them!

Michelle said...

WOW these are GORGEOUS Michelle!

Anonymous said...

Okay, time to open the purse, let the moths out and order this beautiful paper and pray I can do it justice! Your choice of colors are lovely and a pleasure to look at. Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us. You now have another loyal follower who will be visiting your blogsite often!

Kitchen Witch

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