GIVEAWAY! Watercolor Envelopes & How to Protect Them + White Gel Pen Tips

Hello, all! I have an info-packed video for you today (plus a blog hop and giveaway)! For my video, I create a mail art envelope, and along the way I share tips for creating a watercolor envelope, the best way to get great results from a white gel pen, and how to protect your watercolor envelope from any moisture damage.


(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

NOTE: Address used with permission. Thanks, Kim!Ā To submit your address for use on future mail art envelopes,Ā please fill out this form. There is a new form each month to keep addresses current.

Some of the items mentioned in the video:

Altenew Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Today’s post is part of a blog hop celebrating Altenew’s 7th Anniversary! And this is day 4 of the hop, too! That means there are three previous days with awesome Altenew inspiration for you to check out. Check them out here!

Because this is a hop, you might have arrived from Agnieszka Malyszek’s blog. Welcome! And your next stop in the hop is Tenia Nelson!

Altenew has some special offers for the celebration, too! Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY7TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV21 at checkout. Offer valid from 4/8/2021 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/11/2021 at 11:59 pm EDT. Shop here: Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. 

And the info you’re waiting for! The Giveaways!

Over $1,400 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 15 lucky winners. There are also 19 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/18/2021 for a chance to win one of 41 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!” 41 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/24/2021.


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.

*Altenew Floral Alphabet stamps
[ ALTN ]
We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board
Canson Foundational Watercolor Paper,…
Tim Holtz Tonic Maxi Guillotine Paper…
[ SSS ]
Hardboard, 9×12
[ SSS ]
3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
*Altenew Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set
[ SSS | ALTN ]
*ZenArt Black Tulip Watercolor Brush Set
[ ZNR ]
Wow Dual Heat Tool
[ SSS ]
*NEW 2020 MISTI stamp positioner
[ SSS ]
EK Success Powder Tool
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder
[ SSS ]
*Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen, 10 Bold
[ SSS ]
*Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen, 10 Bold…
X-Press It Tape
[ SSS ]
Vintage Postage Stamps
[ KWR ]
US Postage Stamps
[ USP ]
Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze
[ SSS ]
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS ]