Despite the speed and convenience of modern-day email and text messages, there’s still something a little bit special and exciting about receiving a handwritten letter or card among the usual pile of household bills and junk mail that land in your hallway.
A heartfelt note wishing someone happy birthday, or simply saying ‘hello’, is something that will be treasured by recipients and kept for years to come – especially if it has been handmade!
This collection of pretty papers, toppers and sentiments, designed by Jennifer Ellory for Papercraft Inspirations 173, embodies the romance of good old-fashioned snail mail, with colourful typewriters, quill pens and mini envelopes.
Download the free printables papers for your papercraft projects and, talking of romance, why not use this collection to create a little love note or Valentine’s Day card?
Plus, once you’ve had a go at using the mini-envelope templates included in this collection, you’ll soon be adding these cute embellishments to lots of different papercraft makes! Jennifer has strung the little envelopes along lengths of baker’s twine, to give her card extra dimension and texture.
Use the vintage-style papers as backgrounds on your projects or cut out the elements and layer them up, for a decoupage effect, too. These designs are so versatile and work well for lots of occasions – just add a greeting to suit!
Love all things vintage? Take a look at more of our fantastic, stylish retro printables collections.
How to download vintage letter free papers
To download the free vintage letter papers, simply click on the one you want, to enlarge it, then drag and drop the image onto your desktop. You can also right-click on the larger image to save it. Find more fantastic free printables, papers and card-making templates in our Downloads section.