Thursday, August 18, 2011

INSPIRATION: the elevated envelope

If you like Tulaloo on Facebook then you may have heard that I am participating in The Elevated Envelope project, hosted by the lovely and talented Tara at Ephemera. Basically, we all had the task of designing and creating beautifully adorned and addressed envelopes that fit the theme of "Summer". We each made about 10 (except for Tara who is exchanging with all 85 of us! Yikes!!) and then mail them to one another. I'm going to share Tulaloo's envelopes with you next week, after they have been safely delivered. The above are three of the envelopes I've been lucky enough to receive in the mail so far!

In addition to the pretty envelope, we were each asked to enclose something within that explained our creation. I've received a few recipes, from people who relate summer to BBQs and family vacations, as well as a Starbucks gift card from someone who likes to kick back with an iced coffee. My kind of girl right there!

I can't tell you how nice it is to open the mailbox to discover little pieces of art on top of the usual pile of bills and junk. If you would like to take part in the fun sign up for Ephemera's mailing list to be in the next Elevated Envelope exchange - probably next January. This is not just for professional artists and designers! I hope to see some of Tulaloo's friends and clients on the list this winter!


Kelley said...

Those are really cute envelopes! What a neat project idea. Getting something in the mail that isn't junk or bills is such a treat these days.

Tara Bliven said...

I love how they all match! Thanks for participating, Jessica :)