Tag: snail mail

Inspiration: What to use to spice up your snail mail?

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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Received Mail: A lovely package from Irene!

Again, I got a very cute little package from Irene, two weeks before her visit! It was full of lovely vintage goodies and a sweet little note. She also bought me a Versamarker, you can use it to write whatever you like and emboss it! Irene will be visiting me on February 27th and I am so excited to see her and go to the crafting store with her!

A cute little package from Irene

Sent: Vintage Paris Canvas to Jared

How awesome is this? Jared C. Balogh (the musician who’s responsible for the great music to my “How-to” video’s on YouTube) liked the Vintage Paris Canvas so much, that he wanted to buy it for his sister as a present.

He told me that his sister really loves all things French, so I wrapped the canvas up in handmade wrapping paper (using my Vintage Gentleman stamps & black embossing powder) and finished it off with a vintage label (for Jared to write a personal note on) & a big, brass key.

It has shipped a couple of days ago & I really hope she likes it!

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vintage-paris-canvas

Received: Snail Mail Magazine from Susan

I was so surprised! My sweet pen pal sent me a home made snail mail magazine! I really love it & am really impressed by how much TLC she put into it. It’s a personal magazine about our letter writing relationships, about Susan’s hopes & dreams and it was full of great goodies (stickers!). How inspirational! I can suggest everyone sending a personal magazine to YOUR pen pal!

I have been preparing a great gift for Susan ever since I received her magazine (I am very ashamed it took me so long, but I really want to surprise her) & I hope to get it out in two weeks time. Check out the pictures!

Sent: Tiny Dancer Postcard

I made this card for my grandmother, just a note to say hello. My grandmother lives an hour drive away, so I don’t get to see her very often. I really love to send her mail every now and then. She sent me a lovely postcard back, with cats on them!

I loved making this card, so I decided to do a how-to video. It was terrible getting it uploaded, so I hope you’ll enjoy it! If you have any questions, just ask.

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Materials used:

– Watercolor paper card stock
– Distress Ink – Tea Dye
– Inkssentials Ink Blender
– Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Script Stamp
– Prima Marketing – Divine Clear Stamp set
– Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink
– Bruynzeel Watercolor pencils
– Small brush