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DIY Valentines for Snail Mail Lovers

DIY Valentines for Snail Mail Lovers | prettypeas.com

Hello, February!

To celebrate the re-opening of our shop, I designed a new, limited-edition “Love Letters” stamp set with this DIY Valentine in mind. With three simple cuts, you can create a mailbox that really opens!

DIY Valentines for Snail Mail Lovers | prettypeas.com

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 sheet of card stock for your base (4.25″ x 5.5″ per card)
  • 1 sheet of paper for the mailbox
  • 1 sheet of paper (or label paper) for the letters
  • Scissors (an X-Acto knife is helpful, too)
  • Craft glue or glue stick
  • The “Love Letters” stamp set and a stamp pad
    OR
    Printable PDF | “Love Letters” (click to download) and printer

Optional:

  • A2 envelope (my favorites are from Paper Source)
  • Heart-shaped hole punch and scrap paper bits
  • White gel pen

As always, the printable above is free for personal use only and may not be redistributed, copied, or sold. Please share the project with a link to this post. Tag us on Instagram with @prettypeaspaperie, #prettypeaspaperie.

DIY Valentines for Snail Mail Lovers | prettypeas.com

Instructions for Stamp Set:

  1. Cut your sheet of card stock into 4 pieces, each 4.25″ x 5.5″. (Or, use pre-made blank cards like these.)
  2. Using a high quality stamp pad, stamp your mailbox onto one of your sheets of paper, then cut it out. Make 3 slits in the mailbox door: left side, top, and right side. (Hint: an X-Acto knife and cutting mat make this much easier!)
  3. Glue the mailbox onto the card. (Don’t glue down the door!)
  4. Stamp your mini envelopes onto a separate piece of paper (or label paper, if you have it), then cut them out. Since each envelope is different, you can use a unique color for each one if you have multiple stamp pads.
  5. Glue or stick the mini envelopes onto your card.
  6. OPTIONAL: hole-punch hearts and glue ’em on, or add tiny white dots with your gel pen.
  7. Write a personal note on the back and mail to someone you love!

Instructions for Printable:

  1. Cut your sheet of card stock into 4 pieces, each 4.25″ x 5.5″. (Or, use pre-made blank cards like these.)
  2. Print the first page of the PDF—the one with the mailboxes—on a sheet of paper. Use your high quality (or photo quality) print setting for best results. Note :: Each 8.5″ x 11″ sheet fits 8 mailboxes plus 1 jumbo (BONUS!) mailbox. Cut out as many as you need. Make 3 slits in each mailbox door: left side, top, and right side. (Hint: an X-Acto knife and cutting mat make this much easier!)
  3. Glue the mailbox onto the card. (Don’t glue down the door!)
  4. Print the second page of the PDF—the one with the envelopes—onto a separate piece of paper (or label paper, if you have it), then cut out as many as you wantNote :: Each 8.5″ x 11″ sheet fits 56 mini envelopes and 6 jumbo envelopes.
  5. Glue or stick the mini envelopes onto your card.
  6. OPTIONAL: hole-punch hearts and glue ’em on, or add tiny white dots with your gel pen.
  7. Write a personal note on the back and mail to someone you love!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Pretty Peas Paperie Stamp Coupon

Christmas GIVEAWAY!

Pretty Peas Paperie CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY | Enter to win a wax seal stamp (and wax), a hand-lettered "handle with care" stamp, and an envelope liner kit!

Today marks 1 week until the stamp shop closes for Christmas, so I thought I’d end this amazing year with a GIVEAWAY!

The Prizes:

  1. A wax seal stamp (choose your favorite of 4 of my custom designs)
  2. 3 sticks of sealing wax (choose traditional wax or glue gun wax)
  3. A hand-lettered “handle with care” stamp
  4. An envelope liner template kit (so you can make use of our free printables)
Custom Wax Seal Stamps by Pretty Peas Paperie | Snail Mail, Cactus, Donut, Philodendron Leaf

The Rules:

  1. You must be a U.S. resident over the age of 18 to win.
  2. Winner will be notified via email and package will be sent via USPS First Class.
  3. The prize includes 1 wax seal stamp, 3 wax sticks, 1 clear stamp, and 1 envelope liner kit.
  4. Giveaway closes on December 15, 2017 at 11:59pm CST.
  5. Pretty Peas Paperie reserves the right to change or cancel this giveaway at any time.
  6. The prizes are not redeemable for cash or credit, but we are happy to transfer them to someone else if you’re feeling generous.
  7. Pretty Peas Paperie is not responsible if the prize package is lost, damaged, or delayed in the mail. Tracking information is not guaranteed.
  8. All members who purchased something during our Christmas Pop-Up (11/7/16-11/20/16) will automatically receive 1 entry.
  9. Limit 1 official entry form per person.

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By the way…how amazing is the donut seal?! I discovered that you can hole punch glue gun sealing wax. (!!!) Simply make your seal ahead of time, rather than apply it directly to your envelope. Squeeze the wax onto a non-stick pan, wax paper, or parchment paper…press your wax seal stamp down, and let dry. (It’s quick.) Then, use a standard hole-punch to make your donut hole!

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Thanks so much for your entries! We’ll notify the winner soon. :)

Free Printable | Envelope Liners

Envelope liners are the perfect way to spruce up your snail mail, and today I’m sharing 6 free designs that you can print from home!

Free Envelope Liner Printable + Wax Seal Giveaway | Pretty Peas Paperie | Philodendron, Tropical Leaf

This philodendron pattern paired with a coral envelope makes me want to go on vacation.

Download Green Philodendron Envelope Liner Download Pink Philodendron Envelope Liner

Free Envelope Liner Printable + Wax Seal Giveaway | Pretty Peas Paperie | SNAIL Mail

These little snails are doing a fine job of delivering their mail.

Download Snail Mail Envelope Liner

Free Envelope Liner Printable + Wax Seal Giveaway | Pretty Peas Paperie | Cacti

Cacti can look so sophisticated in black, white, and blush.

Download Cactus Envelope Liner

Free Envelope Liner Printable + Wax Seal Giveaway | Pretty Peas Paperie | Donut

Donut worry…I have an envelope liner (and wax seal) to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Download Donut Envelope Liner 1 Download Donut Envelope Liner 2

Supplies Needed:

  • Envelope Liner PDF (download above)
  • A printer
  • Matte photo paper or text-weight paper (1 8.5″ x 11″ sheet per liner)
  • Envelope Liner Templates to match your envelope (my favorites are from Paper Source)
  • Scissors
  • Double-Sided Tape

As always, these printables are free for personal use only and may not be redistributed, copied, or sold. Please share the project with a link to this post. Tag us on Instagram with @prettypeaspaperie, #prettypeaspaperie.

Assembly is easy-peasy, but here are some notes:

1. Print the liner of your choice on a sheet of matte photo paper or text-weight paper. (Super thick paper won’t fold very well.) Use your high quality (or photo quality) print setting for best results. Note :: Each 8.5″ x 11″ sheet fits 1 liner.

2. Using pencil, lightly trace around your envelope liner template.

3. Cut out the envelope liner.

4. Slide the liner inside the envelope and place it where you want it. Fold your envelope to crease the liner. NOW, remove the liner and put a small piece of double-sided tape near the top of it (on the back, of course). Slide the liner back in, make sure it’s placed correctly, then stick it! (I don’t recommend putting tape on the bottom portion of the liner because it will crinkle when you fold the envelope. A single piece of tape allows the liner to move a bit as the envelope is closed and sealed.)

Stick around because I’m about to post a GIVEAWAY!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIMBERLY CHAU

Free Printable | Hand-Lettered “Mama Bear” Card

Free Printable | Hand-Lettered "Mama Bear" Card for Mother's Day by Pretty Peas Paperie

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and if you haven’t had a chance to pop in the store to grab a card, you’re in luck. Just download, cut, and fold: 3 easy steps to a hand-lettered card for your marvelous MAMA.

Supplies Needed:

Optional:

As always, this printable is free for personal use only and may not be redistributed, copied, or sold. Please share the project with a link to this post. Tag us on Instagram with @prettypeaspaperie, #prettypeaspaperie.

Assembly is easy-peasy, but here are some notes:

1. Print the PDF on a sheet of matte photo paper or card stock. Use your high quality (or photo quality) print setting for best results. Note :: Each 8.5″ x 11″ sheet fits 2 cards. (Yep, you get a BONUS “Mama” card just because I hate wasting paper.)

2. Using the solid trim lines on the PDF, cut out your cards, then fold.

Happy Mother’s Day to my Mamas, new Mamas, and Mamas everywhere!

Free Watercolor Printable | You are loved.

Free Watercolor Printable | You are loved.

There’s something you should know :: YOU are LOVED. I lost a good friend this month, and this is what I would say if I had one extra minute with her.

SPREAD THE LOVE :: Download, print, and mail this mini 6″ x 6″ watercolor to a special friend or family member, or simply pin it on the wall as a reminder to yourself. :)

As always, this printable is free for personal use only and may not be redistributed or sold.

Hope you enjoy it!

#Thanksgiveaway Week!

To say THANK YOU to clients, customers, and fans, we’re giving away prizes all week long!
> > Follow us on Facebook and watch out for the daily post!

Pretty Peas Paperie Giveaways

 

(1) MONDAY // A Branding Workbook for Small Businesses (click here to enter)

(2) TUESDAY // A set of 12 gift tags for your homemade goodies

(3) WEDNESDAY // A set of 6 Christmas gift tags

(4) THURSDAY // 20 DIY gift tags plus tinsel, twine, and ribbon to make your holiday wrapping extra special

(5) FRIDAY // A custom rubber stamp (1.25″ x 1.25″) made from your logo or doodle

General Rules

  1. Limit one entry per person per giveaway item. Pop-Up Shop members who purchase from our shop this week will receive extra entries automatically.
  2. No purchase necessary. This giveaway has no cash value and is non-transferable.
  3. Winners for items 2, 3, 4, and 5 will be chosen the week of December 1, 2014 (or earlier) and notified via email and/or social media. Assuming we have a valid mailing address, we will ship all items on or before December 10, 2014.
  4. Winners will be selected according to different criteria, as outlined in our daily Facebook and Instagram posts.
  5. Entries will only be considered if you complete ALL of the steps necessary to win.
  6. Akula Kreative / Pretty Peas Paperie reserves the right to change the rules or cancel these giveaways at any time. (We have no intention of doing this, but we have to protect ourselves.)

Special Instructions for the Custom Stamp Giveaway

To enter the stamp giveaway, upload your art file below. Here are some parameters to keep in mind:

  • We accept high resolution .JPG, .PNG, and .PDF files only.
    Scanners: choose “best” quality when scanning your art / Cameras: save the photo at “actual size”
  • Max file size: 2MB
  • The art you upload must be yours (or your child’s).
  • “Line art” with good contrast between light and dark works best for stamps. We recommend submitting art that is a dark color against a white background.

WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN – THANK YOU FOR PLAYING!

 

Rubber Stamp Giveaway!

Custom Clear Rubber Stamp Giveaway

 

Want to win these stamps??

The anchor stamp coordinates perfectly with our other nautical goodies and the return address stamp is handy for invitations and thank you notes.

We’re giving away 1 custom address stamp (personalized with your info, of course) and 3 little anchor stamps at MIDNIGHT on our sister site akulakreative.com. No purchase necessary and entry is easy-PEAS-y! Click here to head over there. Hurry because it ends on Sunday night!

The Unofficial Paper Source Color Guide

Paper Source Pantone CMYK RGB Color Guide

The Unofficial Paper Source Color Guide

After scouring the web for the closest Pantone match to Paper Source’s aubergine, I gave up and decided to figure it out on my own. I read various blog posts about this (namely on Wedding Bee boards), and people mentioned contacting customer service and being told the following:

“Unfortunately, we do not have the RGB code for the colors…The colors that we carry are our custom colors, therefore there is no exact match in the RGB or Pantone color charts.”

Now I understand. There really AREN’T any perfect Pantone matches to Paper Source’s lovely array of colors. Color matching is, and always will be, a complicated and subjective process. That said, I did my best to come up with a color guide that can serve as a starting point for your exploration. (I say “starting point” because that’s exactly what it should be. Start with a combination I suggest, then adjust according to your printer, paper, and monitor.)

In the printable 8.5″ x 11″ guide, I have provided the Paper Source color name along with its coordinating RGB, CMYK, Hex/HTML, and Pantone numbers.

Paper Source Pantone CMYK RGB Color Guide

 

My Color Matching Method and a Bunch of Disclaimers

To create the guide, I opened all the windows and let in as much natural light as possible. I then used the most up-to-date Paper Source Color & Shape Guide to match up to my Pantone Color Bridge Uncoated swatches. Some colors really didn’t have a “match” at all, so I matched them with the closest thing I could find. Keep in mind that the less color you use, the closer it will appear to your Paper Source paper. In other words, if you print some skinny colored text on a white card stock invitation and stuff it into a coordinating envelope, people would hardly notice they weren’t the same exact color. BUT if you decide to color block your entire invite with Clover, chances are it’s going to look different when it’s next to your Clover envelope.

Disclaimers:

  1. This guide offers suggestions for colors that are CLOSE to Paper Source’s (and Waste Not Paper’s) 2012 collection. These are NOT exact matches by any means.
  2. I created this guide with my eyes, my studio light, and my computer monitor. Obviously, all of these factors will change when you use it. So, I suggest starting with a combination I provide, then adjusting little by little with your printer and/or monitor until you’re satisfied.
    *If your printer is requesting an exact Pantone for the ink, I recommend mailing them the paper you want to match. You can say, “It’s close to Pantone XXX, but please match it to the paper I provide.” A GOOD printer will allow you to see a sample of the color on your invitation and ask for approval before printing everything.
  3. This guide is completely unofficial. I’m providing it because I think it will be helpful to a lot of people. I am affiliated with Paper Source in no way whatsoever (other than being a big fan).
  4. Please note that the paper wasp mark is a trademark of Paper Source.

That said, here you go: DOWNLOAD THE PAPER SOURCE COLOR GUIDE BY CLICKING HERE!

This is free for personal use only. If you share, please credit the correct source.

Thanks and happy color matching!

P.S. If you feel like you’ve come up with a better match for one (or more) of the colors, please share!

This guide was originally posted on our sister site at akulakreative.com/blog.

Design by Akula Kreative