Over 70 Designs?! // Envelope Art Inspiration

Hi there, everybody!

Alas, I have signed up to show you every single piece of envelope art that I have ever captured on camera. This shall be a lot, but hopefully this helps you if you need inspiration for the envelopes of the piles of letters you are procrastinating to respond to (You must be saying, “Audrey Kate, it sounds as if you know about this letter-writing-procrastination thing?” And to that, I say nothing. ).

Enough chatter, onward!

#1: Florals

Floral patterns are probably my most often drawn envelope decoration. I just love how happy it makes an envelope and you have complete creative liberties with how you want your flowers to look.

#2: Christmas

I love making my envelope art match the Christmastime feelings and colors (probably some of my favorite envelope art ever). Here is an arrangement of these styles:

This one was actually going to a friend named Joy, and so I was so happy my wrapping paper decorations had the word “Joy”!

#3: Autumn

Most of you who have been around awhile know that the fall months are absolutely my favorite. I love putting that season into art, so here we have various autumn-themed decorations.

#4: Valentines Day

Hey, if there’s a season specifically for pink (which actually isn’t my favoritest color but..) and hearts, might as well decorate envelopes that way!

#5: Lettering Focused

My usual go-to for envelopes is just making the lettering of the name and address the focus. It always varies, but sometimes simple is just as beautiful as an all-out design.

#6: Design Focused

You know, sometimes you just have some free time and crack out the paints or the markers and want to go crazy on a envelope. Here are some of those times for me:

And y’all, that is it. Now, this isn’t every design I have ever done, but I would say I have photographed at least 70% of them over the past year-and-a-half. I hope you enjoyed and will return again when you need inspiration for the beautiful envelope you’re about to mail. Thank you for reading and looking!

Which design was your favorite? Which category? Any envelope art related posts you would like to see soon? How has the beginning of June been for you? Icecream or brownies?

JUNE (!!??!!) // BUJO SETUP

So it’s June. Should I react? Yes. Have I done extremely dramatic reactions in previous times? Most definitely. So today I shan’t. (Is “shan’t” actually a thing or just some kind of “Southern Belle” creation where saying two words was something unheard of?)

Because now that it as turning into a summer month (Can you believe–I forgot I wasn’t reacting. Nevermind.) and the sad leaf-less winter and spring have passed us by, my theme is leaves. Yes, leaves. Kind of boring sounding, but I quite enjoy the monochromatic-ness of it. Perhaps leaves hold more than just chlorophyll. Maybe the entertain a peacefulness as well.

Wow. Science and poetry and we haven’t even seen a picture yet.

I had to move to a new journal for June through December (at least I hope for it to go until December), so the leaf side was on the first page. I added my information on the right in case I happen to leave this in the stall of the bathroom of a gas station in rural Mississippi sometime soon.

This is a very easy theme to do if you’re just starting into bullet journaling. I picked three or four greens (I used the Tombow Dual brush pens) and used the darkest to draw spread-out swirls, and then drew leaves connected and floating around it. So, I had a bit of a faux pas with the font on this page–we were deep within our health book by Michael Pollen and I ended up writing “May” instead of June. So I used a green paint swatch (you know, the one you have laying around) and remedied that mistake.

The calendar page directly follows the same pattern and style (though I did actually remember to write “June”). I filled in the blank spot at the bottom with and abundance of leaves. I had to already fill in just some of the things happing this month. Does anybody else have a June that always just fills up?

For the first weekly log I toned down the amount of leaves and when a bit more simple with one weekly log on each side.

*note* I did make a habit tracker, the photo just escaped me. It is the normal grid layout. (:

AHAH This left page is my feeble efforts at covering my mistakes. I went to do another weekly log but then I realized I had just done one so.. I tried to disguise it and this is what happened. XD On the bottom of the page I put a little box I named “going into July” for random thought or to dos I need to move to the next month.

On the right I made my normal income tracker with various boxes and categories.

I did the exact same weekly log for the third and fourth weeks in June as before. I enjoy having two weeks in one to see a bigger layout of things.

I always have those random two or three days that I have to carry over to the next page, and so here we have the 29th and 30th on the left. Below that I have some to dos and goals boxes and a quote below.

On the right I decided to start “Lyrics of (month)”. Just any lyrics I come up with or ones I remember from other songs that make me thing of the things that happened or are happening in the month. I am excited to read it at the end of June!

And this is where we left it! I hope y’all enjoyed this setup, and stay tuned for *quite* the post coming soon that has to do with mail. Have a lovely day!

Do the leaves look like a intimidating progress to you? Is your June busy? What is your favorite month? Favorite Summer dessert?