Archive for July, 2015

July 24th, 2015

Our Outgoing Mail


In between mailing La Papierre stationery orders as well as SSS packs and keeping the League of Extraordinary Penpals going, Julie and I do get to send a few pieces of mail sent off to our penpals!


First I will share Julie’s outgoing mail.



This adorable little kitty went to Charlotte in the UK.



This artistic envelope was sent to Emy in the UK.



Cat buddies mailed to Erin in Canada.



This is my very favorite envelope that my wife has made. It was sent to Julie in the States. I love the way the children are gathered around the address!



Lisa in France is a dog lover, so this envelope is perfect for her.



Julie used random elements to dress up this envelope for Rebecca in the UK.



These sleepy bunnies were sent to Sofie in Sweden.


And now I’ll share my outgoing mail with you.



I sent this cute dragon to Sofie in Sweden.



A simple envelope for Sherri in the USA.



This envelope of randomness went to Michelle in the States.



These birds flew to Katie in the States.



I made this envelope out of a doily for Julie in Canada.



This mail themed envelope was for Christopher in the USA.



This envelope for Aimee in the States is full of random goodness.


Sometimes I feel really great about the envelopes I make. And then there are times where my great intentions really turn out to be not so aesthetically pleasing.


Either way, I do really enjoy the process of writing a letter and decorating an envelope and it’s the journey that counts!

July 17th, 2015

June SSS Reveal


According to me and several of the subscribers, the June edition of the SSS was the best one so far! We included not 4 but 6 brand new stationery designs, and we switched to a new, higher quality paper. Us letter writers deserve the best! If we’re going to spend a significant amount of time writing, it might as well be on smooth paper to make the whole experience more enjoyable. Just grab a pen and your favorite beverage, put on some music, and you’re good to go!


Here are the six designs that were sent to our SSS subscribers last month:


I Like You

I Like You 1

I Like You 3

I Like You 4


Summer on a Stick

Summer on a Stick 1

Summer on a Stick 2

Summer on a Stick 5


Dino Bones

Dino Bones 1

Dino Bones 2

Dino Bones 5


My First Penpal

My First Penpal 1

My First Penpal 2

My First Penpal 5


À La Plage

À La Plage 1

À La Plage 4

À La Plage 5


Farmer’s Market

Farmer's Market 1

Farmer's Market 4

Farmer's Market 5


I’m so in love with these designs that I’ve already used many sheets for my own letters. Among other things, I wrote one hundred random facts about myself on this stationery to my partner in the UK for the 100 Facts Letter Swap in the LEP. Denise participated too, and she let me read her 100 facts. I knew most of them, but it was so fun to read these mini stories about her past, her quirky likes and dislikes, and random things that make her the person that she is.


I have a surprise for you though! I did put a few stationery sheets aside to share with my fellow letter writers after the SSS packs were shipped. Since many of the designs have a summery feel, I thought I’d put them for sale in the Etsy shop right away!


So if you were not an SSS subscriber in June, here’s your chance to get your hands on our latest stationery. The designs are available in limited quantities,  and we won’t be getting more after we run out, so I suggest grabbing the ones you like quickly.


Just click on any of the photos above to look at the individual listings on Etsy, or click on the photo below to see all six designs.


June SSS


If you can’t believe that you missed all this stationery goodness in June, you can subscribe now and receive the July edition of the SSS! Plans start at only $10, and you could have the 6 next La Papierre designs in your hands before the end of the month. Here’s your chance!


One last thing… Tell us which June design was your favorite one in the comments and we might send you a little surprise!

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My name is Julie and I'm 37.
I'm French Canadian and fell
in love with an American,
so I'm now living in Vermont
with my wife.

I write letters, I love stationery and I have a handwriting fetish. I often eat sushi, still feel like I'm 16 and only wear skirts & dresses (with colorful tights when it's cold).

I'm happier with a mind full of ideas, a mailbox full of letters from my penpals, a shop full of stationery, a house full of pens and a day full of hugs.

Read my Top 10 Quirks here.

This is me with my wife,
Denise. We met through the
League of Extraordinary
Penpals and are living
happily ever after in the
Stationery Kingdom.

Denise blogs here too and is
the one in charge of the
social media: Facebook,
Twitter and Pinterest.

She's 40 years old,
from South Dakota,
and in love with me, washi
tape & imperial rolls.

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