Send Pretty Mail #11-15 - Kirigami Copies

How fun are these! I had the best kind of fun crafting this series of one-of-a-kind envelopes for the Elevated Envelope Exchange. Don't know about The Elevated Envelope? It's a fantastic mail art exchange created by Tara Bliven of Ephemera Press. Find out more here.


For each envelope, I first created a set of colourful kirigami paper cuts.

Then, colour copies of the kirigami are made into the envelopes...

Using an envelope template and a little washi tape.
Hand drawn address labels add a touch of whimsy.Index cards dressed up with some washi tape (how cute is the mt Bows tape?) make great coordinating notecards to slip inside.
And, for a finishing touch, a strip of glitter tape!Have you ever participated in a mail swap? I've found it to be a wonderful creative exercise plus you end up with a mailbox full of pretty things!Want to receive some pretty mail in YOUR mailbox? Send me a note at info@omiyage.ca with your mailing address and a little something about yourself. I'll be making a list and choosing new friends to send mail to each month. And don't worry if you don't hear back from me right away - February & March are already full thanks to Mail Swaps.




13 comments:

  1. Colour copies = brilliant! I'd been wondering how you attached those kirigami cutouts when I saw the envelopes on instagram!

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    1. Thanks Laura! I'm not sure that glued on kirigami would've survived being mailed but the colour copies seemed to do the trick!

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  2. These are a feast for the eyes. It would be a treat to receive one in the mail.

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    1. Thanks Tammy! Glad to hear that you like them.

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  3. Wow~ awesome ideas!I wonder how to glue those kirigami on the white paper perfectly?

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    1. Thanks! They aren't glued - I made a colour copy using the Copy function of my desktop printer. Easy!

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  4. Love them! Just curious - where did you get the envelope template? (Sorry if I may have missed that information in a previous post.) I've been wanting to pick up one of those! :)

    PS I ordered the MT bows washi tape from you a few months ago and I LOVE it too! :)

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    1. Thanks Sara! I especially love cutting the bows out (just stick it onto a piece of parchment / waxed paper first) to make cute washi tape stickers!

      I brought in a few of the envelope templates to sell in the store, but they just haven't made it there yet. Oops! Send me an email at info@omiyage.ca if you'd like one and I'll fill you in on the details.

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    2. I would love one! Will email you soon - thanks so much! :)

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  5. These envelopes are absolutely beautiful! I love the bright, bold colors. The matching notecards are a great idea. I've been following your blog for a few months now and it is my favorite! Also love your pinterest and Facebook. Can't wait until I can order from your shop. Thanks for being so inspiring!

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment Renee! So glad you like the envelopes!

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  6. These are breathtaking. I don't think I could ever make such beautiful designs with kirigami (I'm terrible with scissors LOL!) but I definitely appreciate this. I have to agree it was a stroke of genius to color copy them with your printer like that. That's really cool!

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  7. Genius! Love this! So pretty and doable (aside from the fact that my kirigami won't look quite as gorgeous and intricate!).

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