Recent Envelope Art

Hello everyone!

I’m back again with some more envelope art!ย  I’ve been keeping track of letters I’ve sent and received since June and if I counted correctly I’ve sent about 80 letters in that time period. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ So, lots of envelope art! I don’t do wonderful envelope art for every letter, so I definitely don’t have 80 photos for you. But I’ve gotten a pretty good collection of mail photos to share today, so let’s begin.

I think I’m gonna sort these by types of envelopes, for something different. So we’ll start with white envelopes! I got these at Walmart, in case you need to know. ๐Ÿ™‚

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It’s Olaf! Only a little less creepy looking. (Olaf is one of our rabbits, for those of you who don’t know.) I was inspired by a photo my sister Allison took of him last summer. I did this with watercolor pencils and Micron pens.

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Cacti are fun to draw and so when I wrote my first letter to Sarah, I decided to do a succulent/cacti theme to match the international stamps. ๐Ÿ™‚

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More watercolor pencil and Micron pen! That’s most of what I did on these white envelopes. Anyway, this is a corn scene in case you couldn’t tell. I love how green corn looks in the summer. Only 7 months until next summer! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Actually this wasn’t a Walmart envelope, it was a random envelope that Allison had that I used after I ran out of white envelopes. But that doesn’t really matter so ANYWAY. I made a panda themed letter for Avery and then doodled this little bear on the front. Also the chickadee stamp sort of matched, so yay!

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I’m pretty proud of this one, to tell you the truth. ๐Ÿ˜€ IT’S SO CUTE! This is Laura’s family’s cow, Calvin. I did this one with watercolor pencil and Micron pen too, though I think I did normal watercolor for the background.

On to colored envelopes!

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I made this one with potatoe stamps and purple acrylic paint. It was fun, and very easy. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I really love how this one turned out! I sketched the marigold (using watercolor pencils – surprise surprise!) on label paper and then did some letters in a similar style and similar colors and viola! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hehe, I actually made this one after the potato stamp one, because I accidentally splattered some purple paint onto a nearby envelope in the process. I decided to turn it into a bubbley envelope, and this was the result! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Here’s a collage envelope I decorated using items from my Blue Snail Mail Kits. I like the white gel pen doodles around it – I think they go well with the galaxy gem.

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Giraffe! I had fun drawing this guy (again with watercolor pencils and Micron pens), and given the length of his neck, I went with drawing it vertically. Giraffes are a rather odd mixture of elegant and bizarre.

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Here’s a little ferris wheel doodle! I used three colors (+ black) to draw it and then used those three colors in the address as well.

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Ooh, I like how this one turned out! This was one of my almost-fall envelopes I did. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The pattern took a little bit of time, but it was certainly not difficult to draw. This was done with Sharpies.

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It’s Pusheen! I did this theme for Laura who loves Pusheen. He’s so squishy! It was a very pastel letter, as you can see. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think everything was done in Sharpie or gel pen.

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Here’s the last one in the colored envelope section. This one I made using some of the items in my Autumn Snail Mail Kits. I love the look of the Kraft paper and book page. It seems especially fall-like.

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First up in the (rather long) Kraft envelope section we have this watercolor dragonfly envelope I did. This time with real watercolors. ๐Ÿ™‚ It went well with my frog stamp!

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Ooh, this sundflower actually turned out pretty well! I always have troubles when I try to draw these but I looked off of this shirt and it worked pretty well. XD This was done with Sharpie. ๐Ÿ™‚

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A fall envelope and card pair. I did a little leafy pattern on both of them, but drew them in corresponding Sharpie colors. I think it turned out pretty well!

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A little Magnolia flower doodle (okay, not a doodle it actually took me forever to color in those leaves) I did with a black gel pen. Fun fact: the reference photo/drawing for this was in our dictionary!

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More cacti! I like playing around with the lettering, and for this envelope I did my pen pal’s name in huge letters.

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I’m not 100% pleased with how this turned out, mostly because I wasn’t sure where to add the black line art. This was done with a metallic gold Sharpie and a gel pen. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Her’s another gold letter! And EEP I LOVE THAT BASIL PICTURE! Fall gave me a good chance to use some of my heaps of gold washi tape that I have. ๐Ÿ™‚ It goes quite well with Kraft envelopes, in my opinion!

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YAY for wildflowers! I love wildflowers, and Aria loves blue, so I did a blue wildflower theme for this letter. I’m glad it wasn’t much longer or I would’ve run out of blue wildflowers to draw, hehe.

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I painted this one with real watercolor. I actually did a (much more yellow) version of this in my watercolor class, taught by Allison, and then recreated it in purple for this envelope. The hills sort of bled, but it turned out pretty well.

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This was the envelope I did for a coffee themed letter. It was done with watercolor and gel pen. As you may have noticed, I forgot the A and had to turn the N into AN, which explains the squishedness.
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SO MUCH WASHI TAPE. I got a set of teal and gold washi tape for my birthday and made a very dizzying envelope with it. It was fun to do the doodles inside each shape.

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Here’s one I did with materials from my Travel Snail Mail Kits. I like the lettering I did for Enni’s name! White gel pen is so much fun to use. ๐Ÿ™‚

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hehe yes I used more than an additional ounce stamp

YAY for baseball! This one was to celebrate the Nationals winning the World Series! YAY!!! Anywho. It was done completely with red gel pen. Besides the fact that the L looks sort of like a Z, I think it turned out pretty well!

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It’s Basil! She’s such a great art subject with her lopsided ears. And she’s rather fall colored, so that worked well for this time of year!

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Last but not least, a Christmas envelope! Hehe, I’m guessing you weren’t expecting one quite this early. XD But I did it for my Christmas Snail Mail Kits, so I do have a good excuse. And since Jianna loves Christmas I didn’t think she’d mind. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hadn’t done the string and wax seal thing before, and I really like how it looks! I’m just hoping it will stay on.

That’s the last of the envelope art! But before I wrap this post up…

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Allison drew the design for these cute little vinyl stickers, and you can get one with every order you make from my etsy shop, for a limited time only! Just something to keep in mind when you’re getting Christmas gifts and all that. ๐Ÿ˜€

Okey dokey, enough with the advertising. Thanks for reading this post! If you want to read some more snail mail posts, see the list below.

I hope I’ve inspired you to go write more letters!

how many letters do you estimate you’ve written in your entire life?

did you watch any of the world series?

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52 thoughts on “Recent Envelope Art

  1. I’ve sent lots of letters, but probably not 80, and I’ve only just become interested in doing pretty art/handlettering on my letters. Before that they were just words and paper (:
    (Also, if you ever need another pen pal, let me know!)

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    1. Well, yay for lots of letters! That’s a lot more than most people. ๐Ÿ˜› Yeah, it’s a really fun thing to do! But of course, even just words and paper are delightful.
      (Ooh, okay! I’d love to be your pen pal! I just need to check with my mom first. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for asking!)

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  2. Ahhh, these are all so amazing!! I need to finish your letter already so I can see some more of your wonderful envelope art in the mailbox. ๐Ÿ˜€ HURRAH NATS, I love that baseball envelope! I think I’ve written somewhere around 100 letters, but that number shall steadily increase because I’ve just recently started writing a LOT more. Anyway, I also really like the ferris wheel envelope, the flowery one right after it, the Pusheen one, the magnolia flower, and the Christmas one (YAY). I always enjoy seeing your happy envelopes on Instagram!

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    1. Yay, thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hehe sounds good!
      YAY INDEED. Thank you!
      Oh wow! And some of those 100 letters should probably count as 2 or 3 (or 4) letters. XD
      Thanks a ton, Clara! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so glad you like them and THANKS for the wondermous comment!

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  3. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I love these posts, talented one XD. how are you so good at thinking up the ideas?!?! every envelope art piece is unique and SO pretty. and your letters always feel so super special โค๏ธ

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    1. Why THANK YOU! ๐Ÿ˜€ Well, I’m not always, hehe. But thank you so much, I’m so glad you think so! Also, I got YOUR amazing letter a few days ago! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks a ton! (And yes, Jianna and I do see each other at Christmas if you still wanted to know. :))

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      1. YOU’RE MOST WELCOME! ohhh, yayyy! also, thinking back, i do believe i misquoted switchfoot on the small card?? *headdesk headdesk headdesk* (ahhh, well then, i’ll have a parcel to work on ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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  4. YES! YES! I love all of these designs so much, Megan! (By the way, I saw that potato stamp envelope again the other day (I save ’em) and it’s so cute!)
    I love how all of your designs have different styles and themes. My favorites were the giraffe, the sunflower, and the cow. So creative! Great job. And those stickers are adorable! I might need to go buy some snail mail kits! (:
    Have a great day!

    ~AK

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  5. That envelope art is soooooo cute!!! With my pen pals, I’ve been trying to get more creative with my envelopes. I’m getting there! ๐Ÿ˜€

    So far, in my 14 years of living, I’ve written about 20 letters. Haha! I’m a new pen pal writer, so I’ll get to the big numbers…one day. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. That envelope art was all so beautiful!!!! I love all of the washi tape and the bunnies are so cute!!
    Thanks for sharing this creative envelopes with us, Megan!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. LOOK AT ALL OF THIS GORGEOUS ENVELOPE ART! HOW DO YOU MAKE IT LOOK SO WONDERFUL. *drools* ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks so much for sharing these โ€” my envelope art was seriously needing some inspiration. XD Are you on the lookout for any more pen pals?

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    1. AW THANKS MADI! Haha well, perhaps I just chose the more wonderful looking ones to post. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But thank you!!
      Yay, I’m glad it gave you inspiration. I know I can always use more of it.
      Sure! I’m always on the lookout for more pen pals. ๐Ÿ˜€ Well, probably 100 would be pushing the limits… but anyway yes! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. Haha, that made me chuckle. XD Iโ€™m sure they were all pretty awesome! ๐Ÿ˜‰

        OOH, would you like to be pen pals? I only have a grand total of… five. ๐Ÿ˜€ XD No worries if you canโ€™t/donโ€™t want to!

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  8. Yay for envelope art! ๐Ÿ™‚ My favorites are: the 2nd one with the cacti, the Calvin one for Laura, the giraffe one and the sunflower one (it’s so pretty!!!). I also love the sticker that Allison made, your drawing of Basil (it’s ADORABLE!) and the marigold you drew. โค ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. AHH THESE ARE ALL SO FUN TO LOOK AT. For some reason I always like mine best? Not sure why. XD BUT EEP BASIL. Basil is so cute. ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t gotten that letter yet so it must be coming soon!

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  10. Hello, it’s me again.
    I would like to share this post in a post of mine, because your art is so lovely! Do you mind if I use your post graphic in my post? (If you’d like me not to, that’s absolutely fine : )
    Maya

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