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Envelopes – Give Them Personality! NEW! Online Class Nov 6

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Envelopes – Give Them Personality! NEW! Online Class
Sunday, November 6, 1-3pm MT
Instructor: Gale Nation
Limit: 15 students. Includes class kit + shipping
To receive your kit in time for the class, register by Oct 30.

A decorated, colorful envelope in the mailbox is always such a lovely surprise! Learn how to add some personality to your envelopes in this class from Gale Nation, a hand lettering artist. She’ll show you how to “style” an envelope with special lettering and bits of this and that. Gale demonstrates some lettering techniques with different pens, explains interesting styles for formatting the “To” and “From” addresses, and shows you the fine art of adding a few doodles for flair. To get ideas flowing, she includes a little bag of ephemera in your kit for you to use creatively. (Think vintage stamps and other goodies from her stash!) During class you’ll write, doodle, and collage small things on a colorful assortment of fine stationery envelopes. Add more pizazz with washi tape and gel pens; an address written in white or metallic pen on a colored envelope is particularly eye catching. As an added bonus, Gale offers an option for you to order a customized, return address stamp made from your lettering.   

Come spend a few hours hanging out with others who love snail mail and making art out of their letters!

This online class will be recorded and made available to class participants for 10 days after the class.

Class Materials

Please bring the following materials:

  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick or bottled glue and a glue brush. Alene’s Tacky Glue is acid free and dries in a flexible way, which makes it more mail friendly than other glues.
  • Old magazine, newsprint, or other paper for keeping glue off the work surface
  • Regular printer or other paper for practice
  • A short (6-12”) ruler
  • A pencil and soft eraser
  • Optional: a pencil sharpener
  • Optional: your favorite permanent colored pens
  • Optional: your own ephemera. It needs to be flat to go through the mail and avoid extra fees.
  • Optional: apron and either baby wipes or a damp rag to keep hands clean.
  • Optional but useful: Bone folder. You can also use the side of your hand or the back of a spoon

Class Kit Includes:

  • Black micron Pens (05 & 08)
  • White gel & metallic pens
  • Envelope pack of various colors
  • Scrap papers & ephemera
  • Handouts & information

We ship class kits approximately 2 weeks before the class via USPS Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number (check your spam folder) once your kit ships. Kits can only be shipped within the USA. If you’re outside the USA and would like to take the class, please contact us for information.

Zoom Info

Be sure to look for an email with class details sent out the Monday before the class. The email includes a Zoom link to login, the class agenda, a materials list, and information on any pre-class prep. You’ll also receive a reminder email the day before the class. If you don’t see the class email from us check your spam folder. No email? Double check the email address you entered when you registered. It's on your order confirmation. If there's still an issue, contact

Class Refund/Cancellation Policy

For cancellation made 3 weeks before class we can either issue a refund or apply the funds to another class. We deduct the price of the class kit plus shipping if we’ve already shipped the kit, and we retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled. If you cancel fewer than 3 weeks before the class there is no refund or credit. If Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, we’ll contact you by email and refund the FULL class fee.

Instructor Bio

Gale Nation is a hand-lettering (and more!) artist with a home studio in Shawnee, Kansas. She loves penmanship, painting, drawing and has been doodling all her life, even when she’s supposed to be paying attention. Actually, doodling helps her pay attention. Her teachers didn't believe it and the doodling drives her husband crazy, but it's true! Her husband is an accountant by day and moonlights as her carpenter and painter while loading the occasional U-Haul headed for a show.

Gale sells her hand-lettered goodness at stores throughout the USA. All her work is lettered by hand - no vinyl, stencils, or machines. And yes, it's ALL her own handwriting. She self-admittedly hates to cook, clean, or do math, so amazing penmanship is pretty much her stock in trade. She does, however, make a mean margarita and is an expert at making salsa. After all, a gal has to be able to "cook" something!

She teaches classes and does shows and markets across the Midwest. She also teaches virtual classes from her home studio and in-person workshops in the Kansas City area. Her love of embroidery and stitching is big, so it’s no surprise that she has classes that feature her lettering in stitched designs as well. Color is fun and she embraces it wholeheartedly. 

In her "spare" time, she rearranges the furniture in her house, stitches and embroiders up a storm, gardens, reads voraciously, plays the piano, and consumes way too much caffeine. Gale believes that words matter, that love matters, and that life is better when you're laughing. She's happiest when sharing her talents with the world, and she hopes that everything you learn in one of her classes brings you joy and helps you mark the sweetest memories ever.  

Follow her on Instagram at @galenation for the latest!


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