SENTimental

  • Time for a Recipe Swap!

    Since trying out our first pen pal event last month, the sticker swap, I am excited to bring to you another event: a recipe swap! This one is go...
  • Pen Pal Stories: Here's What 8 Modern Pen Pals Said About Their Experience

    I was recently browsing the web on various snail-mail sites and blogs, as I sometimes do, when I came across this lovely article where eight differ...
  • Make Time to Make

      Sunday is my favorite day to dedicate large chunks of time to craft. Obviously, since I own an art shop, I do quite a bit of crafting during bus...
  • Product Recommendation: Best Paper-Crafting Supplies

    Hi everyone! Today I thought I would tell you about my papercrafting staples. (Pun not intended, but call it a happy accident.)   I've actually be...
  • Craft: Coded Message with Popsicle Sticks or Paper Strips

      Hello pen pallers and paper crafters! Today is Valentine's Day, and I had a really fun craft planned for you with this Love You a Lotto Printabl...
  • Modern Pen Pals: Combining Snail Mail and Email

     

    Pen pals matched with AM Stationery's Pen Pal Service will now be encouraged to introduce themselves via email first. Which allows them to get to know each other a little, gives them a push to send that first letter, and even gives them a chance to set up something fun and personal, like a list of 10 current favorite songs, the exchange of a favorite recipe, or some other way to get to know each other that plays to both of their interests.
  • How to Build a Writing Habit

        In my last post, I wrote about why writing is so good for you and how you should approach writing. Now, I wanted to give you some more practi...
  • How (and Why) to Journal

      I recently read a book called With Pen in Hand: the Healing Power of Writing. I found it in a thrift shop a couple years ago and I have been mea...
  • How to Draw a Drop Cap

    What is a Drop Cap?

    If you've ever held an old story book in your hands, you've probably admired a drop cap. It is that big capital letter that extends down three or four lines and is surrounded by fancy decoration. 

    I'm going to show you how to do it! It doesn't take long at all, and even though mine is not perfect or the most neat, I'm happy with the result. I think because the details are so small, mess ups don't matter as much and the whole thing looks fabulous no matter what! You'll have to show me your creations, too.

  • DIY Letterhead for Your Pen Pal Letters

    When you're sending pen pal letters, you want your paper to be at least a little bit special. Although it definitely works, it feels too boring t...
  • Pen Pal Hack: How to Remember What You Wrote in Your Letter

    The Find a Pen Pal program continues to grow and bring me lots of fuzzy feelings. While some of you are new, others have already been corresponding for weeks. For those of you that have exchanged letters back and forth a few times, you are probably dealing with the short term memory loss I often suffer from when it comes to pen palling. Remembering what you wrote in your letters. This is something I hope I don't struggle with alone. That's why today I have a hack for you. It doubles as a great memory-keeper...

  • How to Make an Envelope of Any Size (No Special Tools Needed!)

    A couple months ago, I teamed up with Lina (@fromlinawithlove) from Instagram to bring you a tutorial on How to Make a 5x7 Envelope. Ever since t...