This week, someone bought two of my mini albums and I was so excited to start shipping them! Ofcourse packaging is just as important as the items itself, so I decided to make use of some of my vintage stamps and craft paper to give the items the wrapping they deserved! I started of cutting a big piece of craft paper and stamping them with Tim Holtz and other stamps. I wrapped the albums up and tied them off with a string, a vintage 7Gypsies label and brass charms. I hope the customer likes it! How do you wrap your gifts? Do you take a lot of time wrapping them nicely?
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Yes, you’ve done it! You finally found a snail mail partner! Time to get creative.. but.. what to use? A letter and an envelope would be the obvious things, but here is a list of items you can use to spice up your snail mail! It is really therapeutic and relaxing to spend a little more time on your letter and envelope.
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By now, all of you should already know Postcrossing, the website that connects all mail fans over the world. Postcrossing is gaining fans rapidly and the Dutch PostNL has decided to produce Dutch Postcrossing stamps!
From the Postcrossing blog:
Keeping in mind that Postcrossing postcards travel mostly to foreign destinations, PostNL created a set of stamps that double as tiny tourism ambassadors, helping draw attention to the country’s most interesting and attractive sites. The resulting design (by Reinier Hamel from Sin agency) is a bright sheet of stamps, which promises to bring a conversation topic (and burst of colour!) to many future postcards.
The stamps each feature an eclectic mix of popular Dutch highlights (De Hoge Veluwe, de Nachtwacht & more!) and will be available for Dutch citizens from March 29th.
You can read more (and pre-order!) on the Postcrossing blog here.
Next weekend I will FINALLY be visiting my friend Irene! We have been Internet friends for more than 4 years, but we have never met in person, so now we have decided to finally get together!
Irene loves to craft as well, but Project Life is more her thing. I can’t wait to view her beautiful crafting creations & I will show her how embossing works, because I am sure she will love it.
This is a little goodiebag I will be bringing with me to give her, as you can see it is moon & star inspired and I hope she will like it!
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All the templates, tutorials and mini albums that are floating around on the web.. I decided to make a short video in which I show you how to make 5 different mini albums from just one 12″ sheet of paper! You can use whatever paper you like, black, patterned, anything. The only requirement is that it has to be a 12 x 12 inch sheet.
You can embellish, paint, distress or stamp in the albums as much as you like. The templates that I have made all allow you to make pockets, cut out a thumb hole, make a cover with patterned paper, stitch or staple the spine, put tags or photos in the pockets, punch nice borders with border punches, add charms, tie them up with string or with small clasp.. The possibilities are endless!
Read on to see the complete Mini Album One Sheet Wonder Mash Ups + free downloadable templates!
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