Creative Correspondence
Beginner | 1 hour 1 min
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Artist and educator Courtney Cerruti has an enthusiasm for the postal system that is both abundant and contagious, and she demonstrates that you don’t need elaborate materials or even perfect handwriting to spread joy through the mail. In this class, be inspired to make unique postcards, address envelopes decoratively, and try out wax seals. She shares her favorite materials, postal requirement guides, and an addressing template that creates tidy envelopes every time. Most importantly, you’ll discover that postal bliss is just a stamp away.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Nice quality printer paper – Courtney is using Strathmore writing paper 6x8 and 8.5x11 
  • Postcards or cardstock – Courtney is using Paper Source Flat cards in A6 (4x6) or A7 (5x7) 
  • Variety of sizes and colors of envelopes, including clear plastic 
  • Postal stamps – postcard, letter, and international rate 
  • Acrylic or craft paint 
  • Plastic bowl scraper, soft ceramics rib, or plastic card  
  • Stamps and ink pad for multi-surfaces -- Courtney is using stamps from Le Tampographe Sardon in Paris and Yellow Owl Workshop 
  • Variety of pens – Courtney suggests JetPens Sampler Pack 
  • Gelly Roll metallic and white pens for black paper 
  • Sakura Permapaque paint markers 
  • Washi tape 
  • Wax and wax seal stamps, and candle for melting
  • To make Addressing Guide: manila folder, push pin, ruler, cutting mat, X-Acto knife, template in PDF printed out 
  • Scratch or wax paper and baby wipes (optional)
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Learn how to:
  • Embellish postcards or design your own
  • Know the requirements for envelope sizes and postage rates
  • Make artful envelopes in many different ways
  • Address envelopes neatly
  • Use a wax seal

What you'l get:
  • Instructions on how to make and send postcards and letters
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list 
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from artist Courtney Cerruti
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Laurie Fels
Very informative about postal info.
5 days ago
Debra Schmidt
I enjoyed this class - some good ideas and great demo of the wax. Nothing too time-consuming, just interest adding!
6 days ago
Kristy Aeschbocker
Very very interesting! Thank you so much!
December 1