Penpal Papercraft

Crafty Correspondence
  • Role: Illustration, Crafting
  • Released: April 2014
  • Client: Greg Topscher


The innaugerual correspondence of a life-long penpaldom. Initial wow-factor was the top-priority of the summer. Theme was spring: a nod to the current season and new beginnings.


The hand-lettered addresses formed the foundation of the layout. Moonflowers were then cut from old seed packets and arranged on the envelope. This combo alone was too sweet, almost a wedding-invite. Bugs were the perfect addition! Lady bugs that is. Sweet but still bugs. To create the 3-D effect, pencil erasers were sculpted into half-globes, painted and attached. With the "(tag) you're it" insert carefully dropped inside, the envelope was sealed.