Personalized Post & Presents by guest: Melissa Esplin

I like to have stationery lying around the house, but it seems that when I need to send out a much-deserved 'Thank You', I'm fresh out. In which case, I'll write the message on thick cardstock, round the corners and with decorative paper sew an envelope and send the felicitations on their way. The more outrageous the paper, the better, right? Also, no need to be embarrassed by inconsistent or scribbly handwriting with a faux fancy handwriting tutorial, via design*sponge. I only wish I had thought of that when I was addressing my wedding invitations nearly 3 years ago.

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In addition to always coming up short with stationery, it seems that I never have a gift box just the right size, and gift bags usually end up in the recycling bin as we have zero storage space. So when I have to wrap an awkward shaped gift (example: baby outfits, little diddies or edibles) I sew it shut like my envelopes! No better way to wrap a unique shape than by making one in the process, right? And if you sew with the stitches close enough together, the recipient can just pull at the ends and rip the package right open from the perforation! Slick.

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For the tutorial on packaging your post and presents, click here.

For more tutorials and craftiness, please visit IS•LY at melissaesplin.com.

26 comments:

karisa said...

ahhh! darling! what great ideas. you are so talented!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

That's a beautiful way to be sort of lazy. :-P I love it!

FruteJuce said...

I love that idea, thanks for sharing!

RhiannonM said...

I deinfitely checked out both the faux calligraphy and the sewing for envelopes and presents. Now if only I'd had it for the Baby Shower I attended two weekends ago... well the next one will certainly be easier! Thanks for the tips!

Sarah Arkanoff said...

What fabulous ideas!♥

Miss B. said...

This is fabulous!

Truly Smitten said...

Truly brilliant idea! Lovely

SimplyGrove said...

These are great!!

mosey said...

Amazing ideas. I'm def going to try this!

You are my fave... said...

Perfect. I need to send a gift just to get a thank you.

drollgirl said...

this is just fantastic! i am very impressed.

Rebecca said...

that giftwrapping job is too cute! i love your posts! :)

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Great idea!

kanmuri said...

This is a great way to recycle! I love it!!

karla said...

LOVE this idea for the envelopes! I think I'm going to have to try that.

Agume Atlas said...

what a nice idea! woow

Ana said...

So awesome! I love these ideas!

amberlee said...

the perfect solution! it looks so thoughtful and so beautiful. thanks for a great idea.

realscore said...

cute blog!

nosle todd said...

Just lovely. Anything done with love and care should be beautiful. nosle.com todd

Sarah said...

I like that very much! I would love to receive something like that! :)

Sarah

made sweet said...

gorgeous!! i love it.

Katrina Lynn said...

LOVE these ideas! I'm going to steal them for sure! ;)

barbie desoto said...

i love that there was a tutorial! thanks!

-x la0p x- said...

hi..nice ur pictures of gift..hehe
i wish dat i can post like u..
nice pictures

Agume Atlas said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaH7Cjm5FiE

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