Good morning! Production of the summer issue of Stationery Trends has got me a little behind this morning, but better late than never, right? Anyhoo, I’ve got two fabulous cards — again, one is big, the other small — plus some really lovely stationery to give away. So let’s get cracking, shall we?

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First, the little teacup design, on a heavy textured paper, made it all the way to me from the U.K.

Dear Sarah,

I’ve just read about your fabulous letter writing campaign — what a wonderful idea!

This is a little design of mine, which was published by Phoenix Trading, here in the U.K.

With best wishes, Sarah Summers

So cute! Sarah’s website is still under construction, but her work is so sweet as you can see in the Phoenix Trading papers and gift wrap; it’s no wonder I stumbled across a Pinterest page devoted to her designs. I think Sarah would like this eight-pack of Pagoda Note Cards from the Libretto Group‘s Architectural Watercolors line. They are so posh and detailed, as you can see from the box cover.

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Meanwhile, the big card with the amazing message came all the way from Nova Scotia. The hooked rug on front was actually lovingly crafted by its sender. It reads:

Hi Sarah,

Here is my favorite stationery to write on! I am an artist with a retail studio in Amherst, N.S., Canada, and we go through tons of these cards every year. They are great for a quick note (small) or a nice letter (big). It is a chance for me to hang onto my one-of-a-kind rugs even after they are sold!

Deanne Fitzpatrick

What a great (and compact) way to hold onto your work, Deanne! I wish I could hook like that. Please look out very soon for a package of Libretto’s Oriental Tower correspondence cards with printed envelopes. I can hold the box in my left hand, so they are perfect for messages of the shorter variety!

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Thank you Sarah & Deanne for writing in, and thank you too to the Libretto Group for your generous donations. Honestly, I am such a big fan of chinoiserie, especially in such exquisite presentations — this swag is a little hard to part with.

I can’t tell a lie — it does take me a while to get letters up here, but I do want everyone reading this blog to participate! It is so easy. 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 even more stationery for your efforts.

Meanwhile, the box of goodies to send my correspondents is full of great design that I can’t wait to share here & pass along. And to anyone else who is interested in donating, please reach out — I definitely want to hear from you!

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