Mail Art

Monthly Mail Art – February 2017

Hello all! I’m back here with another installment of Monthly Mail Art, this time for February 2017. Once again, since this project was created for Simon Says Stamp, a big thank you goes out to Simon  for allowing me to share this at my blog as well as my YouTube channel. :)

I decided to keep this envelope fairly simple with a stamped design from Waffle Flower’s Enveloper Little Birdie stamp set. Because I stamped it on a metallic envelope, which has a slight coating on it, I knew the stamping ink likely wouldn’t dry on the surface (or would take an extremely long time to day). So I decided to add some clear embossing powder on top and heat set it to seal in the black ink.

I added color to the image using Distress Markers in Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Ripe Persimmon. The also stamped the recipient’s name in WPlus9’s Whimsy Alpha stamps and clear embossed those as well.

To protect the envelope, I slipped it inside a clear sleeve. I made to sure to add the postage stamps to the outside of the plastic sleeve (the post office has to be able to cancel the stamps so they have to be on the outside). Also, because the clear sleeve is reflective, the envelope is non-machinable and requires extra postage. Usually an extra $0.21 is all that is required.

For more details on mailing fun envelopes and mail art, I found two great blog posts from Lindsey at The Postman’s Knock, and Mary from Uncostumary. Both of those blog posts have great tips for making sure your mail art arrives to its destination.

NOTE: You can purchase the rose postage stamp that I used directly from the USPS. It’s from the Botanical Art stamp booklet. Unfortunately, the purple floral postage stamp is from the La Florida postage stamp sheet and those are discontinued. You might be able to find them elsewhere online still.

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Supplies

I often get questions about where to purchase the supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! :) The letters below each image are links to stores where you can buy the product. SSS = Simon Says Stamp, AZ = Amazon, etc. Compensated affiliate links used when possible.

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.  Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

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