guest blog from decorque - post 3 . . . stationery

Hello again, glad to be back posting again for Mel Smith Designs!

For our second post we’ve decided to focus it on the theme and trend in the stationery world, envelope linings. Ever noticed that the stationery world is focusing as much on the inside of the envelope as its contents?

Over the last few weeks we have noticed blogs and sites such as Pinterest featuring stationery DIY projects and small businesses focusing on envelope linings.

Check out our mood board with lots of lovely examples! 

How amazing would it be receive an envelope with glitter inside? Or maybe lace made from doilies? I particularly love the vintage wallpaper lining and the neon pink inside the white envelopes. 

It seems that whatever design, colour or method the art of putting pen to paper and letter writing not dead despite technology, and people are getting more inventive and creative with their stationery. They are taking the time to coordinate their card or letter with their envelope, and continue the design across both, like the gorgeous save the date cards with the nautical theme.

Even we at Decorque have coordinated our greeting cards with our envelopes, but we haven’t quite got to putting our designs inside our envelope linings just yet, but we might follow the trend!

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About Decorque:

Decorque says pattern!

From the quintessentially English roses and birds to the exotic parrots, toucans and hummingbirds.  Mixing the hand drawn and painted with Illustrator and Photoshop we like to think we bring something new - a creative touch - to our home-ware products.

The main collection is our range of cork placemats, table mats and coasters.  What makes us different?  We print digitally on cork, which is the only successful way of producing the highly detailed pattern and extensive colour palette of our own unique designs.  The end product is amazing, carefully crafted to retain the warm tactile quality and natural appearance of the cork.  It is eco-friendly, hard wearing, heat resistant and just such a practical natural product, read more here, Why Cork?

We love the idea of not just printing on cork but using it as an element of design throughout our other ranges of art prints and stationery. From being printed on cork, to cork being printed on paper!

If you haven't guessed it yet, our name comes from a fusion of the words Decor and Cork, but with a twist - Corque.


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