Top 5 Letter Writing Essentials. Collaboration with Erin @ KittyJade *Jazz hands*

Hello beautiful people! How are you doing? I’m doing great and today I have an exciting post! It’s my first official collab (well kinda, I don’t exactly know) but anyways, as you saw in the title, I’m doing a collaboration with my friend, Erin, from KittyJade!

wow why did that low-key sound like a youtube video introduction?!

Over on her blog, I did a post about my top 5 extras to add in letters and in return she wrote this lovely post for me! I hope you enjoy and make sure to check out the post that I did on her blog, right here! Now onward to the post!

  1. Paper

The most basic component of letter-writing is always important. Firstly may I recommend unlined paper! Most of us can write in a straight line, and if you can’t, practice makes perfect. Paper without lines looks much neater but also gives off the correct ‘vibes’. Lined paper is what we associate with school work and studying, and your friend doesn’t want to be reading like a teacher marking a paper! Just bear that in mind. Also, you’ll need to think about what pen you’re using to dictate what thickness of paper you shall use. 

  1. Pen

My go-to pen is the basic biro, but we are all different. Some prefer ink pens, or gel pens and maybe even quill and ink! If you are looking for a good gel writing pen I can recommend the Uniball Signo. Whatever pen you go for, just be aware of smudging and bleeding. Thin paper is ideal for a biro, but not for gel pens. 

  1. Envelope

Of course, the envelope. You must always keep in mind the envelope size in ratio to paper. It’s not particularly nice to receive a letter folded over again and again. I usually opt for envelopes that are slightly smaller than A6.

  1. Stamp

You can’t send a letter without a stamp! These are the most costly part of letter-writing. Particularly with the current situation, letters won’t arrive as promptly as usual. However I still use 2nd Class stamps because they’re cheaper. 

  1. Stickers

Although stickers aren’t necessary, they are a cute addition to any sort of mail. Either used on the seal of an envelope, or maybe throughout the writing! It just adds a bit of colour and maybe even humour to your correspondence. Jasmin wrote a whole post about cute things to add to your letters, so make sure to check that out after this one! 

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And thats all for today! I think these are all essentials and I love the tips and insight Erin mentioned, she included some good points that I hadn’t even began to think about! Thank you so much for reading and make sure to check out Erin’s blog right here!

What are your letter writing essentials? Do you write letters? Hows the COVID19 situation going for you? I hope you’re all doing well! Talk to me in the comments, I’d love to chat!

x, Jasmin

DIY painted hightop sneakers: Quarantine crafts with Jasmin *Woo Hoo*

Hey hey! How are you, lovelies? I’m relatively good, I’m going crazy with the quarantine. I’ve been writing quite a bit of letters, riding dirt bikes, and doing crafty things. The other day while scrolling through Pinterest (something I’ve been doing quite a lot) I seen some embroidered converse high tops and they looked super cute. I have two of the exact same pics of off brand converse like high tops so I figured, why not try to design/personalize my older pair thats falling apart? That way, if I mess up, it’s not a huge deal! After surfing Pinterest for a while more, I decided that embroidering shoes sounded kinda hard, and I would probably massacre my fingers with the needle, so I decided to try painting my shoes! I looked up painted shoes and I decided that I wanted either sunflowers or butterflies and I decided….. can u guys guess?!? (Well if you looked at the picture you can tell ;)) I decided butterflies! YaYaY! So I decided I would do a diy crafty type post, and maybe even start a series “Quarantine crafts with Jasmin” 😂 What do you think? Let me know in the comments 😉 Anywho: Onto the post!

Okay! Step one, I sketched a butterfly onto the side of my shoe with a piece of chalk. They kind of turned out ugly but I figured that I could kind of even the wing size out while painting them 🙂 Step two, I painted the whole chalk outline white. I figured that was a good base color. Then I used a sharpie and drew the design for my butterfly, I chose a monarch butterfly 🙂 Step three: I painted the butterfly in with orange, painted the border black and added some white spots, dots, and lines. Step four: Then I went over the orange again to make the color more vibrant and then, I was finished! Four easy steps! I really liked how they turned out, and so I dragged my sister outside and made her take some pictures of me wearing them 😉 I think that they will be a really cute addition to an outfit, adding a pop of color and such! Here are some more pictures!

They kind of wrinkle but oh welp…
Cute stuff am I right?

And thats all for today! Have you ever personalized shoes before? Would you want to see more “Quarantine crafts with Jasmin”? Let me know in the comments, talk to me, I like LONGGGGGG comments :) I hope you enjoyed this post and Stay safe lovelies!

ALSO: One of my best friends/pen-pals started a blog!!! Her name is Allison and her blog is Apocketfullofsunshine04.wordpress.com! Make sure to check it out, She’s so sweet and I can NOT wait to see where God brings her and her blog!

Thank you a million for reading!

xx, Jasmin