February 03, 2022

I don't really do vintage, but...

By Sora Ahsan
I don't really do vintage, but...

  It's not often I play with vintage items, but I received some happy mail from a dear friend of mine, Sarah @sarahsvintagepaper and it was full of these lovely aged vintage booklets. 

As soon as I saw them, I started thinking about making an envelope with them, but didn't have time at that moment - so I set it aside for a later time. 

When I was notified that I forgot to add a narrow envelope in someone's order, I couldn't just send the missing product ... I had to also send a small goody bag as well. I almost took out my new favorite glassine paper that I recently got from Japan, but I saw that happy mail sitting there and said "nope! Im going to use that lovely vintage pad" and I did. And I love how it came out. 

I did video the whole process of making the narrow envelope and the goody bag and it is currently being uploaded on to youtube. I hope to have it up and running soon. 

For someone who doesn't really 'do' vintage, I really enjoyed using these and love how the envelope came out. If you are currently waiting on an order (not the #5) one of these vintage envelopes will be in your order - I hope you like them :) 






1 comment

  • Bryant Burns on January 17, 2022

    I really like this post! I had a calligraphy teacher in 7th grade who loved paper, too. Especially Japanese paper. And at 12 years old, I thought that was a very strange love. She gave us a project to do a Haiku book and steered us to the shop where we could buy Japanese paper. Went and bought the paper, penned most of the book in white gouache and then took it to class where she taught us to hand stitch the book together with a Japanese binding. Her name was Marcia Brady and it turned out that she was a Master Calligrapher and became somewhat famous in pendom! I absolutely adored her and I am very fortunate to have been one of her students.

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