Sneak Peek: Happy Mail

Post by Hello!Lucky

Don't let your stationery budget stop you from completing the Write_On challenge. Get creative with DIY cards & envelopes! Nothing makes us happier than creating a fun, fabulous card to send. 

Take your own spin off this project and share it with #write_on! We'd love to see what you come up with. 

Variations to try: Thanks!!!!  Sorry!!!  Yaaas!!!!  Oops!!!!  Wow!!!!


  • 8.5” x 11” sheet of white cardstock (we recommend multimedia or hot press watercolor paper - a paper suitable for watercolor)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Watercolor paints
  • Container for water
  • Brush
  • Black crayon
  • Ruler
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat or magazine
  • A7 white envelope


  1. Make your card!  Fold a piece of cardstock in half and using a craft knife, ruler and cutting mat or magazine, cut the card down to 5” x 7”, folded.

  2. Using a pencil, draw the word YAY very lightly across the top half of the card. Pro tip:  If you are feeling uncertain about your hand-lettering skills, type up your message, using a font you like, to fit in a 5” x 7” space and print it out.  Place the type on a window with the front of the card over it and trace the letters onto your card.

  3. With a brush and watercolor paints, paint each letter.  Let dry completely.

  4. Using a black crayon, add smiley faces and exclamation points.


  1. Draw a grid pattern on the inside of the envelope with a black crayon cutting off the pattern along the glue line of the envelope to create the illusion of an envelope liner.

Coming out this September, our new book, Happy Mail is full of fun, fabulous projects, featuring hand-lettering and doodles that are super accessible and so Hello!Lucky

The book includes bonus cards, self-mailing letters, and stickers at the back that are inspired by the projects. The projects are simple, utilizing craft supplies you already have, and provide step-by-step instructions to let your creativity flow! Whoever is lucky enough to get your mail is going to be over the moon.

If you'd like to see more, the book is now available to preorder at your local bookstore or online here and here

Happy letter-writing...and Write_On!