envelope book:

February 3, 2009

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last week, nick had a super tough work week. he was working overtime, till about midnight every night! so i decided to make him a little book of encouraging notes to get him through the day. there were about 8-9 notes in the book. the first page even has a little 'capsule' note, that you can open and it had a note inside, my personal favorite ;)

anyway, i've always been fascinated with the book, "the jolly postman" by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. did anyone ever read this when they were younger? if you didn't read it, buy it now! it is simply delightful. if you have kids, get it for them immediately! they will love it. and love you for it! the story is so clever, and there is something so neat about opening up all the little letters as you go along the story. they also created "the jolly christmas postman" and "the jolly pocket postman" and they are all just as cool. i had lost my books from i was young so my little brother re-bought them for me a couple christmas's ago. i would love to just have endless books of envelopes notes to read all the time!

so this is my book of notes for nicholas. it was so much fun to make. and i think he really enjoyed it. he said it helped him get through the day.

the book of notes:
envelope book: one.

envelope book: two.

envelope book: three.

envelope book: four.

envelope book: five.

extra details:

extra : details.

extra : details.
envelope book: extra.

extra : details.

extra : details.

envelope book: extra.

envelope book: extra.

envelope book: extra.

envelope book: extra.


82 hello's:

  1. Oh! I haven't thought of The Jolly Postman in years! It used to be one of my favorite books as a kid. I really love this book of notes too. It's collage! It's correspondence! Either way, gorgeous!

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  2. What a lovely book with amazing details!

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  3. i totally forgot about those books!! That makes me want to go to my moms house and see if she still has them there :D
    This is the sweetest gift ever, so creative!! Seriously something to be treasured always, what a fantastically romantic girlfriend you are!

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  4. That is absolutely adorable! You two are so cute! Happy Day!

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  6. Love, love, love this! You are just beyond creative Danni! So sweet. And you have convinced me to get a copy of The Jolly Postman for Natalie.

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  7. Just came across your blog...wow! You have stunning taste! Looking forward to reading along.

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  8. Eeee! That is so adorable! I love your style....of course I loved the book you made for that book of letters swap.

    I loved those books as well. It makes me want to make one for fun! You have inspired me to create one now!

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  9. Well now, aren't you the clever one! And so creative. That's how to make love last. Nice job.

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  10. oh, this is SO sweet!! And so darn adorable and lovely too!! You are a wonderful girlfriend, I bet this just made his day.
    I myself am such a sucker for love notes and special little thoughtful things, whether I am giving or receiving them-- I'm a romantic, I guess you could say. I love that you are too!

    I'm going to have to check out those books for my girls. I LOVE children's books with a passion and those sound adorable!

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  11. that's a pretty great little idea.

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  12. I love this idea, and every single thing you make! You have a wonderful style, I am studying graphic design while making and selling jewellery on the side, and am finding it really hard to concentrate on the degree because making stuff is so much fun! But you are an inspiration for me to carry on, I can see all of your layouts, fonts, everything is very well designed!

    Your blog is my homepage, you really are an inspiration :)

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  13. Oh my god! I love the idea. Your note book is so pretty! so beautiful!! I don't have a kids yet, but I love children's books, will definitely buy "the jolly postman"

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  14. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Danni.

    Now I wish I had the needec craftiness to do it.

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  15. What a wonderful idea! Just got my tree necklace in today. Love it! I'll leave feedback very soon. I just added some new products to Etsy. Pics are on my blog as well.

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  16. The Jolly Postman was and still is my all time favorite children's book. I remember the library teacher reading it to us.

    I absolutely love the book you put together. It gives me great ideas for Valentine's Day. You are so talented. I adore your work and your blog.

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  17. Awww! This is such a thoughtful gift! And it's adorable! I'm sure it cheered up your day!

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  18. p.s. Oops dangit, I typed that way too fast! I meant to say "I'm sure it cheered up your boy's day." ;)

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  19. What a nice exercise in caring and thanks so much for sharing it with us. I plan on doing one for a friend.

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  20. oh, I love this! what a great find!

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  21. Sorry, I'm also typing too fast -- I meant to say that I'm so glad to have found your blog! :)

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  22. Oh So Beautiful Paper just clued me into your site, and I'm in love with all of your work, especially this little envelope book. I absolutely love that kind of stuff! Have you read the Griffin & Sabine books by Nick Bantock? Similar concept -- opening up letters and reading postcards... complete with amazing illustrations :)

    Can't wait to see more of your stuff...

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  23. I loooooved that book!
    and your book is absolutely swonderful. that was so sweet of you. you've inspired me to make one :)

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  24. Wow, you're such a great girlfriend! Those are realy beautiful! I want just an ounce of your crafty-ness!

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  25. oooh so beautiful. am so happy to land in your space. your work is unbelievably wonderful. will be browsing a bit.

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  26. Such a great idea - this would make a lovely Valentine!

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  27. How sweet! I would love it if my husband made me something like that!

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  28. Okay, I have to say, I'm glad I found your blog! I have quite an obsession with making books with envelopes and other such things as you have used. It's lovely! I love your style.

    Mandi

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  29. Wow! This is so precious and meaningful! Annie from No Fuss Fabulous

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  30. I love this!

    How about you make one minus the notes so I can give to my boy? haha

    I wish I were as crafty as you, Danni!

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  31. So cute! You are so creative!

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  32. This is adorable!

    p.s. This is the first time I've stumbled across your blog...and it just so happens that I am listening to "What the World Needs Now is Love" by Jackie DeShannon. I thought it was very fitting for this site! Haha! Have a wonderful day :)

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  33. wow! that is one lucky, lucky boy! definitely one of the sweetest things i have ever seen :) so thoughtful & full of love!

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  34. A simply inspiring idea---so tender and thoughtful! I've been looking for a low-cost gift for my husband for valentine's day, and this may just be the one. thanks for sharing this!

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  35. love the jolly postman! just bought the christmas one this year for the kids (and me.) i love this idea. i might have to pull a little "inspiration" from you!

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  36. Ooh lovely! I made one of these as part of a swap when I was still active on Swap-bot.com. So much fun!

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  37. i am in love.
    your book of notes is so marvelously creative & sweet!
    and thank you for the reminder about the jolly postman, i had completely forgotten about that wonderful book!

    so happy to have found your spot!

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  38. Danni,

    I'm so happy to have found your blog — love your work, love your style. And I put aside my long to-do list to nominate you for "sweetest award". See the link here:
    http://www.thehaystackneedleonline.com/2009/02/sweetest-award.html

    My husband's having a bad week as well, and your lovely envelope book just inspired me to do something special for him. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  39. hi danni, your husband is so lucky..:) i`m happy i found your blog, too! i`m looking forward for moremoremore..:) have a nice day & greets from germany :)

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  40. I love this... I think you've inspired me to make one for my love. :)

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  41. seriously the cutest thing i have ever seen!

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  42. oh i love this so much. makes me want to do it right now!!!

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  43. oh my goodness. be still my beating heart - this book is amazing. i am loving your blog & i am so inspired - thank you!

    love, Emily

    http://wideopenspaces.squarespace.com/

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  44. Ahhhhhh thats really cute. Mabye Ill make one for my crush when he becomes my bf. Nicholas is very luckt for you to love him enough to mak that for him. Its really adorable :)!

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  45. You are so creative and talented. What is fantastic about this is how you have inspired so many by sharing this.

    Maybe I will give it a try!

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  46. What a wonderful way to encourage him through his tough week.
    So glad I found your blog!

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  47. I love this! And I love so much that you put Bible verses in it! Where did you go to Bible school?

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  48. this is the most beautiful thing ever. what a special gift!

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  49. i have never heard of the jolly postman - i will have to check it out for my kids. this is a wonderful uplifting gift to give. he is very lucky. thanks pamela
    www.frenchknots.blogspot.com

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  50. thank you SO much for this post - i've been thinking what to give my husband-to-be on the day of our wedding and THIS is it. hear and now i'll admit that i'm going to borrow your beautiful idea... please know that your wonderful idea is going to touch his heart on 26th september 2009! xxxx

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  51. this is the greatest inspiration i've had in years!! thanks danni!!

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  52. aaaah!! this is super cool! my friend & i used to do stuff like this but now she never talks to me...but this is darling for a guy!! it reminds me of this clipboard i designed for my ex. it was so rad, i wish i could have stole it back from him after we broke up. lol

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  53. I just stumble upon your blog!

    And how I am addicted to this!

    I simply adore your design and choices!

    Love them all!

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  54. i've just stumbled across your site from lil' bee and love it! this book is beautiful.

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  55. WOOOOOOOOOOOW! Lucky recipient!! xx Amazing work, so lovely, thoughtful, and memorable!! xx Blessings!!

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  56. this is AMAZING. i am in love with it.

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  57. this is one of my favorite things ever.
    beautiful, and inspiring.
    i have a question, though:
    where do you find all the envelopes and paper doilies?
    i can never seem to find them...sigh.

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  58. This very cute idea had really caught on! I'm finding different versions on several blogs that loved your idea. Making my own cute version has become the first thing on my craft list!

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  59. clever! we've read lots of that jolly man :) snagged one of your email buttons, thanks for sharing!

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  60. wow this is so cute! i want to do this for anthony for his birthday :) or something...

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  61. what a darling idea! very thoughtful! i do things like this for my boyfriend as well; it's the little things that count the most. lovely!

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  62. hey danni! that is so sweet! i bet it really cheered him up :)
    i also loved the jolly postman series! i actually saw a newer version of the christmas one i believe recently..so they are still bringing joy haha it was such a perfect idea for a little book..

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  63. Fantastic! I loved the Jolly Postman books - I 'discovered' them as an adult and bought them for myself! I'm such a big fan of the late Janet Ahlberg's illustration. Your work is wonderful - I love things you have to physically get stuck into to fully appreciate them!

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  64. You are ridiculously creative :)

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  65. how did you do the stitchings! oh all of these are so creative! :D

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  66. One of my favourite ever books! This is totally cute... guess what the darling bf is getting for Valentines day hehe!

    Sabrina

    http://ajourneyofathousandmiles2009.wordpress.com/

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  67. This is sooo awesome! Unfortunately I am way too lazy to make one :(

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  68. this is absolutely THE most adorable thing I have ever seen. What a lovely idea!

    I think you've inspired me to do something similar. Thank you for this! :)

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  69. Months ago I stumbled across this post, and recently since my boyfriend has been working on an off for entire weeks, decided to make my own book of notes!

    Thank you for the inspiration! Yours is so much classier, but I had fun making my own twist on the book. I even printed off pictures of the jolly postman and added him onto a few pages!

    http://blog.chelseasektnan.com/2010/11/the-jolly-postman-other-letters/

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  70. This is so sweet! I love this.

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  71. I love this!! It is so adorable! It reminds me of the notebooks that my best friend and I used to pass back and forth in Jr. High and High School. But wayyy better designed! It's gorgeous and so full of love. I am so inspired :) xoxoxoxo meg

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  72. Love :) with the book, did you make it yourself or buy a book from a bookshop/store?

    ps. I'm inspired with everything you do and post on your blog. Favourite blog of all time :)

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  73. 1. i LOVE the jolly postman.
    2. this idea is incredible.
    3. you've definitely inspired me to make one

    :D

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  74. This is the sweetest thing! I love how the little touches complete the whole picture. I'm inspired and in awe…

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  75. Oh, thank you for the reminder about The Jolly Postman! And I didn't know there were 2 other Jolly Postman books--can't wait to check them out and share them with my kiddos.

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  76. This is so great~totally my style~right up my alley;) Found ur blog thru some pinterest postings & I'm luving it! I had a few questions if u could please answer them here thru reply or email me @ prhmangel@gmail.com~1st off: how did u make that wonderful capsule/pill, is a real pill-pulled open & cleaned out? Lastly, what r those 2 little blue & white 3-d~ish shapes on the page opposite the airmaile envelope page? Thanx 4 sharing this amazing idea! I'm making 1 now~lol!~I have nearly every letter my hubby wrote me while we were dating, some cards saved & some letters I wrote 2 him! Also, thanx 4 telling me about the "The Jolly Postman" books~never heard of them, but I know my 2 lil' boys(ages 4 & 7)will luv them! Keep up the wonderfully fantstic work & inspiration! I'm now a loyal follower of urs~lol;)

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  77. I love that through the coolness that is Pinterest I was connected to your blog through this four year old post! I love this idea and if you love the little books with pull out letters, you must, must, must check out the Griffin and Sabine series by Nick Bantock. There are four books in their series and the author also has another series which I haven't yet purchased. "Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence" is the first book and I promise you will love it!

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  78. I love that Pinterest connected me to your blog (even through a four year old posting! How cool is that?!?). If you love the little letter type of books then you must, must, must check out the Griffin and Sabine series by Nick Bantock. There are four books, intriguing story, beautiful artwork and it's all told through letters and postcards. "Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence" is the first book in the series. You will love them! Have a fabulous day!

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  79. I made one! http://www.flickr.com/photos/else10/sets/72157632775831606/with/8477023858/

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