This week I’ve got three to share — each getting stationery from a different vendor. Let’s get started, shall we?

First up is this lovely minimalist design from aciskedesign, written with the same perfect block printing as you can see on the envelope inside.


Hi Sarah.

I found you & The Paper Chronicles by way of your interview with the Stationery Academy. I enjoyed reading the interview and was quite interested to find out more about your letter-writing campaign — oddly enough, I had posted on my FB page about an upcoming project I would like to do. Not like yours but a definite push for note-writing!

I love stationery & don’t remember a time that I didn’t. I think sending a handwritten card is a beautiful extension of yourself. I think your letter campaign is a terrific one & so would like to participate with this submission!

I’m writing to you on a card I designed myself. I gravitate toward simple, bold lines. I love color.

I’m glad I found you, Sarah. And I look forward to reading more from the Paper Chronicles!

Best. Andrea Cise

Thank you so much, Andrea, for writing in! I love the cleanness & arresting simplicity of your work — and I think the more note-writing projects, the better! It’s really wonderful how so many are cropping up. My next note is arresting, too — but in a whole different way.


Hi Sarah,

Thanks for all you do for Stationery Trends. Getting this magazine in my mailbox always makes my day, and I save every issue to reference later.

I love to laugh, so I enjoy sending out cards from my line, Spicy Hobo. Hope you enjoy it too!

Cheers, Gina Mason

This is so fun, Gina! I think black ink and kraft paper look so neat together, and your Spicy Hobo logo is just so fabulous. ¡Viva la Revolución! Next up, we’ve got the first human-bird collaboration that I am aware of, from the aptly named HAND and BEAK.


Dear Sarah,

Thank you for launching the Paper Chronicles! Here is a sample of the greeting cards I do with the paper-shredding avian artisan, Luigi the Lovebird! We even got on Dragon’s Den (the Canadian version of Shark Tank) and received the longest shot investment in the history of the show.

Sincerely, your friends in Victoria, BC, Canada, Mary (and Luigi)

Thanks so much for writing in, Mary! And what a brilliant way to fund your enterprise. The episode as well as an update can be found on the Dragon’s Den site — just search by HAND and BEAK.

I have to say, the breadth of approaches to a folded note are pretty incredible. I will be sending Andrea my very last folded note set from Modern Marianne (1st pic down), Gina will get colorful designs from Urban Bird Designs (2nd pic down) — and I think Mary & Luigi should have something special from South of the border, namely snowy skyline cards from Piccolino Designs (3rd pic down)! Thank you so much to all three of you for your donations — I have a feeling your cards will be used & appreciated!

Modern Marianne Card Collection Tangerine 2


Even though I am behind on sharing these, please do write in! I actually have three wonderful new sponsors & I will be sharing their fabulous swag very soon.

To participate, just send me a letter, card or postcard on your favorite paper and tell me what makes it so. My address is: P.O. Box 22133, Beachwood, Ohio 44122. I will share it here, and then send you some writing papers along with a note for your efforts.

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