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I love getting mail. How rare and wonderful it is to see an envelope that doesn’t have a plastic window or a “To Current Resident” above the address I call home, but to actually find my name, written on there like it were on purpose—like it were meant for me. And whether it’s a “happy birthday” or a “congratulations” or a “thank you” fades amidst the excitement of knowing someone else thought of me for slightly longer than it would take to write on my Facebook wall or shoot over an email. They picked up a pen and wrote, and the card is beautiful.

Welcome to fifthstitch. My name is Kelly and these are my paper creations. Each card is made by me, by hand, and contains an element of stitching. I can’t help it; the texture of thread on paper is simply delicious. When I’m not making cards you can usually find me eating ice cream and trying to hold myself back from buying another plane…

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  • Joined January 20, 2010

About

I love getting mail. How rare and wonderful it is to see an envelope that doesn’t have a plastic window or a “To Current Resident” above the address I call home, but to actually find my name, written on there like it were on purpose—like it were meant for me. And whether it’s a “happy birthday” or a “congratulations” or a “thank you” fades amidst the excitement of knowing someone else thought of me for slightly longer than it would take to write on my Facebook wall or shoot over an email. They picked up a pen and wrote, and the card is beautiful.

Welcome to fifthstitch. My name is Kelly and these are my paper creations. Each card is made by me, by hand, and contains an element of stitching. I can’t help it; the texture of thread on paper is simply delicious. When I’m not making cards you can usually find me eating ice cream and trying to hold myself back from buying another plane ticket to somewhere on the other side of the globe. I am secretly obsessed with what other people's handwriting looks like and am almost certain that any dispute can be settled by a dance-off.

Television did not destroy radio. The Internet has not taken the place of the newspaper. And email has not replaced snail mail. A little paper pocket appearing in your mailbox, to this day, remains one of the most gratifying. More than ever I believe in the power of the handwritten note. I hope my work inspires you to believe too.

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