Journalsay Stationery Haul

I am so excited to share this Journalsay stationery haul with you! They were generous enough to send me this enormous box of goodies that I am dying to start crafting with. Scroll to the bottom to watch the ASMR unboxing video on Youtube. Let's dig in! What is Journalsay.com? It's an affordable Asian stationery website that has a whole slew of great stationery to choose from for crafty types like me and you! There is so much from journals and brush pens to tons of stickers and ephemera. There is even more besides stationery. I got a cute ipad…

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Fandom Mail Art: Studio Ghibli Stationery Swap

This gorgeous Studio Ghibli mail art is a product of someone I met on Instagram this past year wanting to do a stationery swap with me. Of course, I jumped on the opportunity because I am in love with all things Studio Ghibli!  So scroll through and take a look at this gorgeous Studio Ghibli mail art to get some inspiration for your own pen paling or journal!  What is a Stationery Swap? A stationery swap is when you swap a specified amount of stationery with someone through the mail. It's a great way to give away some of your…

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Find A Pen Pal

Don't know where to find a pen pal? You came to the right place! I'll go over on here all the places you can begin your pen paling journey.  What is Pen Paling? Pen paling is a fun creative activity meant to forge meaningful connections with new people around the world. If you're looking to learn about new cultures, try your hand at practicing a new language, or simply want to make a new friend, this is the hobby for you!Pen paling can also be very creative in terms of decorating the envelopes and letters themselves. There are whole communities…

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Mail Art With Me: How to Decorate an Envelope

Learn how to make mail art with me! Today I'm decorating an envelope for a Harry Potter themed stationery swap. My swap partner is Gryffindor, we got to add that Gryffindor lion in!  Read on for some great tips and tricks as you learn how to get creative with pen paling and happy mail! Watch the Youtube video below to see my decorate my envelope.  How Do I Make Mail Art? I'll start by saying there are really no rules for when it comes to making pretty mail art! You can try to follow what I do here and use…

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Envelope Art Inspiration to Send Your Pen Pal

I've been pen paling for a few years now and I take photos of every single letter I write, so I've accumulated quite a lot of photos of my envelope art! I like to save them to look back on and I thought you would like to see some as inspiration for your own crafting. Create with me! Here's some envelope art inspiration for you. I don't know the exact number but I know I have written dozens of letters by now so this might end up being one post in a series. As you can see I don't seem…

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Fandom Mail Art: Harry Potter & ATLA

What's mail art you ask? It's basically just super fancy envelopes and letters. Think almost scrapbooking or collaging except with mail. One of my many hobbies is pen paling and I love to take the time to decorate each and every letter I send out.Each letter has it's own theme and recently I've made a couple fandom mail art pieces that I wanted to share with you, from two of my favorite fandoms: Harry Potter and Avatar the Last Airbender.  I find that my creative process has a mind of it's own when I create letters. I get inspiration from…

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Pen Paling — Where to Start & Why It’s So Fun

I vaguely remember having a pen pal as a child. I think it was a temporary activity we did in elementary school. I haven't had a pen pal since... until last year. I had this idea in my head that I wanted one so I started doing some online research and I found a website where I could find pen pals. That's how it all started. I now have 10 pen pals. I do stationery swaps with people. I send postcards out to people all over the world. The past month or so is when I really fully committed and it…

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