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TOOLS YOU’LL NEED:

 

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STEP ONE:

Write the name and address in pencil – consider mixing script and non-script hand lettering styles for texture and personality. For example, try writing just the name in script and the rest of the address in non-script, as seen above. If you’re as confident as Molly, go ahead and start your address with Sharpie.

 

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STEP TWO:

Trace over the hand lettered pencil address with a Sharpie of your choice. We LOVE the metallic Sharpies because they show up really well on virtually any envelope and add some sparkle.

 

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STEP THREE:

Finish the lettering by adding a thicker line weight on the down strokes. This gives your hand lettered design some dimension.  Don’t forget to erase pencil marks after the marker has dried. Also, think about adding some fun details on the envelope like polka dots or other simple illustrations! Don’t worry too much about where you’ll be putting the stamp at this point – just make sure that no important information is up near the top right corner of the envelope. It’s okay if polka dots are there.

 

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STEP FOUR:

Finally, write the return address on the back flap.  Molly started in Sharpie, but feel free to use pencil first. When you’re finished, add on a illustrative element like a little heart, vine, or polka dots. These small details make it much more exciting when someone gets the letter in the mail!