Tag: stationary

Digital Downloads: vintage apothecary stationary

Getting things for free is always fun. And why waste another dime when you can download your own free stationary right here? That’s right; I created some lovely vintage stationary for you to download. It is A4 sized and can be printed at home (or at the local printing business) as many times as you like.

This set contains 2 A4 sized downloads, so you’ll have different sheets of paper to use for snail mailing, sending a letter to your loved one or writing your pen pal overseas. It has many different elements, like a hand, apothecary bottles, & vintage labels. Download, print & you are ready to go. Remember to adjust the margin/padding settings on your printer to none/0!

Enjoy the sneak preview below. One more thing: show me what you’ve created with these!

Download zip with .jpgs & PDF: here

Digital Download: make your own stationary

So, here I am in two snailmail Facebook groups, posting my vintage digital stationary. People seem to like it, but feel like they also want to experience with making their own stationary. It is cheaper, more creative & gives you the freedom to create what you want. Also, don’t forget the biggest benefit: if you run out of stationary, you can print more. And more….

Since making your own stationary is not really self explainatory, I kept feeling guilty over not helping someone properly (instead giving minor instructions).

That is why I created a tutorial for making your own stationary in Adobe Photoshop. It has a download link to where you can download the wondrous program for free. This guide is really handy for every (extreme) beginner in Photoshop. It tells you exactly what to do.

By the end of the guide, you will have a A4 sized document, with lines and stamps. There is also a two-page Questions & Answers section in there. Oh, and last but not least: a A4 sized PSD file with lines already on them (in case you don’t understand the tutorial).

Making your own stationary

Show me what you’ve made with these, I love to hear from you!
Includes:

  • PDF with instruction manual for making your own stationary (English)
  • PDF with instruction manual for making your own stationary (Dutch)
  • PSD file with writing lines (basic stationary)

Download link: here

Digital Downloads: vintage marine stationary

Getting things for free is always fun. And why waste another dime when you can download your own free stationary right here? That’s right; I created some lovely vintage stationary for you to download. It is A4 sized and can be printed at home (or at the local printing business) as many times as you like.

This set contains 2 A4 sized downloads, so you’ll have different sheets of paper to use for snail mailing, sending a letter to your loved one or writing your pen pal overseas. It has many different elements, like a compass, a ship, an old map, some splatters, a whale & lots more. Download, print & you are ready to go. Remember to adjust the margin/padding settings on your printer to none/0!

Enjoy the sneak preview below. One more thing: show me what you’ve created with these!

Download zip with .jpgs & PDF: here

 

Ebay: give it (another) shot

Like many of you, I like to splurge on stationary. Stickers, stamps, deco tape, washi tape, envelopes… I really have to controll myself. As I would like a lot of stationary on the cheap, I tend to stear away from most Dutch stationary webshops (it is often a little bit more expensive, but you receive it the next day) & browse Etsy first. When I find something I like, I check the price on shipping. Everything over $4 is too expensive for me, since I’ll probably only order a sheet of stickers. Unless it’s a stamp, but as we all know: stamps are forever, stickers are not (when it comes to snailmailing).

So my quest continues to Ebay. I ordered there a couple of years ago, but it turned sour when Etsy showed up. Now I go back and try to find stationary for a reasonable price. Just hit “Buy it now” if you are not into bidding, like me. You will be amazed! Usely shipping is very low and most of the time even free. You can find all kinds of lovely vintage stationary, stickers, postcards..

Here are 11 of the items on my watchlist, items you will probably also find on Etsy or any other stationary webshop, as they are resellers. I have yet to find the source of all this magic, but when the day comes, I will be sure to notify you. Get your paypal accounts out & have a look…

  1. Travel Clear Stamps Anchor, Ship, Compass (a lot of stamps!) for $3,99 (link)
  2. Alice in Wonderland postcards & envelopes (60 cards! 60!) for $12,34 (link)
  3. Antique quill & ink set (awesome, right?) for $13,99 (link)
  4. Old stamp stickers (153 in total!) for $16,99 (free shipping) (link)
  5. Sealing stickers (real cute, 5 sheets) for $3,12 (link)
  6. Paris cards & envelope set (56 cards, 36 envelopes) $12,34 (link)
  7. Deco stickers (24 sheets) for $9,99 (free shipping) (link)
  8. Around the world clear stamp stickers (6 sheets) for $3,49 (link)
  9. Anchor stamp (I saw them on Etsy for $11…) for $2,54 (link)
  10. 7 Gypsies Apothecary label stickers (2 sheets) for $1,95 (link)
  11. Alice in Wonderland stationary (writing paper, envelopes & stickers) for $3,32 (link)