Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Let's get TRANSPARENT (with our letter-writing)




Hi folks...how many of you have sent off a tube letter?  I hope you had fun with that project!  Now, on to another fun project.  Ok, I hate to say this, ahem.... but I think I have "arrived"!  I am getting serious about this "mail art" thingy.  I have purchased...gulp...vellum envelopes!  As you well know... all  serious mail artists have a huge stash of washi tape...rubber stamps.... stickers.... custom made envelopes...and of course that would include...Vellum.  Ta-da!!!!



So since my last  post we talked about trying to get out of our doldrums of letter- writing...I thought I would include this little project.    In my letters that I included, I stated that I thought that  "it was time that  we  got transparent with our letter-writing" . Literally , Ha!  Ok, I guess I have a sort of weird sense of humor, but folks, if you were the mother of 10...you would understand!  Alright, back to the project.

You might wind up with a creative mess like I did.  I had to get out  quite a few supplies...washi tape, stickers, glue, confetti, etc.

I added some  3-D stickers on the outside which required hand-canceling at the post office...which required another 20 cent stamp.  The  added fee was to make sure this letter didn't go through those nasty machines.  I think if it did go through the sorting machines, it would get stuck and get torn up...so the extra postage would be necessary  to get it there in one piece.  And for those of you who receive one of these, would you let me know if it arrived intact?  And I never get tired of the comments that the postal clerks make when they see  my little projects.  It must brighten their day too, don't you suppose?? 

Getting the inside of your letter to show through , and positioning things takes a bit of time.  But I think it is worth it!

the important back view !


Don't forget your enclosures!!!  Forget-Me-Not seeds are such a sweet enclosure.  They are on sale at the Dollar Tree for 25 cents a pack.  Snatch some up for future writing ventures!  See the package of seeds?  Make sure it is facing outward!  In this project, the back is as important as the front!  And never forget to properly seal your letter....wax seals are such fun!

Hope this inspires you  to get a fun letter off!  Put a smile on someone's face. 

19 comments:

  1. I just started a letter writing group and love all your ideas! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I loved reading about your letter writing social (tea)!! I am so inspired.....I must have one myself! ;-)

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  3. Your envelopes are awesome. Do you use tape (or something else) to make sure everything stays in the position you arranged them in?

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  4. no, in fact I usually shake them up a bit (so the things on the inside) scatter a bit.

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  5. I've looked for these envelopes and can't find them, where did you get them?

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    1. I've gotten mine online...try that!

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  6. Pretty mail! I love vellum envies! :)

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  7. I love this Idea, but I could use some suggestions as to what I can put in the envelope ??? Thank you

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    1. I do put a letter in, then I put certain die cuts that are colorful, word sentiments , and confetti!

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  8. Well done Lady Pamela, I love your vellum envelopes they look fabulous. I have been thinking of writing my letters on vellum as I used to be able to get the very thin paper but these days I'm struggling to get it. You always inspire me Lady Pamela, so thank you for that.
    Love and blessings ~ Lady Anne xx

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    1. If you find the very thin paper, let me know your source...I too, have been looking for some "onion paper" ...that is how I have heard it referred to...but can not find any either.

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    2. You can buy Onion paper from The Paper Mill Store in the US 500 for $24-97. Here is the link: https://www.thepapermillstore.com/paper-store-24-7-onion-skin-white-paper-8-1-2-x-11-in-9-lb-bond-smooth-500-per-ream.html?show-options=true
      Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  9. Love, Love this idea. Definitely fun to give and fun to receive!!!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed this! I enjoy velum envelopes!

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  10. Love, Love this idea. Definitely fun to give and fun to receive!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you are inspired!

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  11. These are so beautiful, I'd love to have a snail mail buddy too...it seems fun. I have lots of kawaii stationary that i cant seems to finish using them and i keep collecting :D

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    1. Instagram is a great place to find letter writing pals...I encourage you to check out letter writing blogs, posts, instagrams, etc. There is always those looking for pen pals!

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