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Jan122011

Airmail Inspiration

Today I have thrown together some lovely inspiration involving airmail!  Yes those red and white striped envelopes that, to me, are the epitome of vintage, French, crafty goodness.  All mail (including domestic) should be sent in such fun packaging.  Maybe we would dread bills less if airmail envelopes were the standard (ok even airmail isn't that great...bills are the worst!).

To begin, I must share with you the greatest find I have yet to come across...AIRMAIL BAKERS TWINE!

Yes, it's true!  It does exist.  I never thought normal bakers twine could get any cuter but boy was I wrong.  Mix the red, blue, and white together and you have something so magnificent that the whole world should just stop for a moment and marvel at it.  Marvel people, marvel!  Are you needing it in your life like me?

I found these images at Divine Twine where you can also purchase the airmail version (along with all the other amazing bakers twine colors) for $15.  If for some reason you need it in smaller quantities (trust me, you'll use all 240 yards that Divine Twine gives you) you can search Etsy for 'airmail bakers twine' and find other vendors who sell it.

Now onto more inspiration:

Twine not enough?  Then go for the washi tape!  This French Airmail tape is a part of my personal craft collection and I couldn't be happier.  Since purchasing it, I have the urge to stick it on everything I touch.  Everything!  It is the perfect added detail, especially for packaging.  I bought my tape from Cute Tape and recommend them highly.  They have great service and so many tape options.  They also carry other irresistible finds like rubber stamps and cotton tape!

I found this little pouch via Oh, Hello Friend but it was made by a designer called Small Adventure on Etsy.  It appears that they don't make it anymore.  Isn't it cute though?  If you happened to exchange snail mail with friends (who does that anymore!?) it would be fun to keep all of your personal letters in a pouch like this for safe keeping.

This set comes from a favorite designer of mine who I have mentioned before, Paper Pastries!  This is a great little set if you're looking to send out some snail mail.  The kit comes with a pad of paper and envelopes as well as a Le Pen...fabulous!

These airmail tags are by Paper Tags Business on Etsy.  These would be great for a travel-themed wedding.  I would use them as favor tags or even as escort cards...or as a save-the-date!  The ideas are endless.

This color board was found via Pinterest from Decor8.  What a fabulous collection of paper ephemera!  This board would be perfect to use as wedding inspiration.  With just a quick glance, I've already come up with a handful of ideas that could be translated into a picnic, farm, rustic, crafty wedding.

I just like this picture and the hint of airmail you see.  I wish I could get this much mail everyday.  Image found via Pinterest from Oh, Hello Friend.  

I actually bought some of this ribbon from RetroNaNa, a wonderful fabric shop on Etsy, awhile ago but haven't used it yet.  But I think I have something in the works that it will be perfect for. *wink, wink, hint, hint*  This shop is filled with so many great things.  I spent forever searching on it and finally had to decide on two items (for now).  

Another great airmail note set from Simply B on Etsy.  This shop is filled a bunch of cute paper goodies not just of the airmail variety.

Obsessed with airmail?  Have I converted you yet?  I am working on a project right now that is inspired by airmail so it has been on my mind lately.  Look for that soon...very soon! :)

Happy Wednesday! 

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Reader Comments (9)

Great collage of airmail goodies. I remember when I was young we actually had airmail envelopes that my parents bought to send internationally. I tried looking for them when I was visiting my parents but couldn't find any. If only I had known I would use them years later...

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCamie

Hi Lauren...tanks for sharing these. I love red, blue and white at the moment. It was the inspiration fro my Summer Collection. And that twine...so divine!

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

I happen to exchange snail mail with friends! ;)

I remember sending letters to an overseas pen pal when I was a kid, and the "par avion" stamps felt like such a glamorous touch. Ah, the days when it was just mail, no snail.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElysse

LOVE THIS POST! Airmail is the best. Kate Spade totally made an airmail makeup bag which I use non-stop. IT.IS.UTTERLY.AMAZING. It is also clear so you can take it through the airport in your carry on. Way more stylish than those plastic baggies. See: http://kikicatalina.com/kate-spade-by-airmail. YOM! Thanks for posting the prettiness!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlexandra

i'm crushing on everything in this post! i miss receiving letters in my mailbox ...emails are just not the same.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpostcards and pretties

Love, love Air Mail stamps + envelopes! What a fun post you've put together!

January 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAleah + Nick Valley

I love everything about this post! You've turned me into a lover of all things airmail.... :)
-E.

January 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

Ya, I'm glad we're all airmail lovers! I've converted you all :)

January 20, 2011 | Registered CommenterLauren Elise

Thanks so much for including our Air Mail Baker's Twine in you fun round up! So glad you like!
Your post helped me discover your blog and now it's tucked in my Google reader so I won't miss a post.
Thanks again!

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney @ Whisker Graphics

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