Thursday, January 11, 2018

Snail Mail Craft


Above are a few foldable letters/envelopes from Flow Magazine, a magazine for paper lovers.


Happy Thursday, My Lovelies!  As promised in yesterday's post, below is my craft inspired by the book Snail Mail.



I used one of the envelope templates in the back of the book and cut out an envelope from double sided craft paper.  I wanted to use something predominately red for Valentine's Day.  You can find envelope templates online, or deconstruct an envelope you already have as a template, but I really like this "dragon tooth" one found in the book.



This is the pattern for the inside of the envelope.  You'll also notice that I made some confetti for the letter, and you can barely see the finely-lined paper underneath for the letter.



The assembled envelope before inserting the letter



Ta da!  My Valentine letter is all ready to be addressed and mailed.  I chose a Valentine's sticker to keep the envelope closed.



I glued lines from a vintage postcard to the front of the envelope for the address, and I placed washi tape on the corners to keep the address label in place.  I had to leave room for my rather large Wonder Woman stamps!


This was so simple and fun.  I might take a little leftover red Christmas wrapping paper that doesn't look "Christmasy" and make another envelope!



Just in case you missed it, you can read my review of Snail Mail HERE.



Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill




4 comments:

  1. Wow! too cute!
    I love the colors and those Wonder Woman stamps are so cool:)

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  2. This makes me want to get out my craft supplies. I did order a calligraphy book and am looking forward to practicing.

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  3. How cute!! Such fun, you have inspired me to play with paper today!
    Jenna

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  4. I want to read the book too and your snail mail looks adorable! This is fun........

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