I got a penpal request from this lovely lady on Instagram a while back, and her starter was in the giant pile of mail waiting for me when I got back from Christmas break. Now that I’ve received her reply (and thus know she received this) I can share! I wanted to make her a little booklet letter, inspired as I was by the lovely mixed media booklet that she’d sent me.
For the front of the booklet I used a vintage repro winter card with a snowman, as we’d finally been getting some snow around here when I put this little thing together. The colour scheme was a little all over the place, but with a focus on icy blues and cold greens, with lots and lots of gold pens and washi. Overall this booklet is a lot ‘rougher’ than the other ones I’ve made, and it was fun playing around with that style.
As always when I make a booklet, I try to make it feel interesting by having mismatched levels and things that overlap – generally speaking, no two corners should match! Below are some of the pages from the booklet.
As a final small touch, I played around a little with the envelope. Instead of a normal envelope (or my usual candy bags) I put all the details straight onto the booklet and stuck it into a see-through bag. Nothing but the stamps on the outside!
May the postman deliver ever in your favour,