Happy mail....there's nothing like it. Josey has been shuffling through the mail for birthday cards this week. She's gotten two cards so far. Boy, I can remember getting cards in the mail as a child. It was so fun to see your name on the envelope....and even better if a few bucks fell out of the card. My aunt always sent us those cards where the coins fit into the little slots. I LOVED those! Wonder if they still make them.
With all of the technology and fast past these days, I think the gesture of sending out a handmade card is so special. I have to admit, I haven't done much of it lately. I think I'll make it a goal this month to send out some cards. How about you, want to take on the challenge? I think it would be fun to read your comments about who you'd like (or need) to send cards to this month.
For me, I need to make a birthday card for Josey, an anniversary card for my folks, a thank you to our relatives for their hospitality and a little card for Cousin Myrtle who is 101. I think when I make a list and have specific people in mind, it makes my card making sessions so enjoyable.
Here's a sweetheart of a little card that I finished up today. I used a darling image from the Pure Innocence collection called Happy Mail. You can find it here online....I got my stamp from Scrapbooks, Etc in Topeka, Kansas.I colored the image with Copic Sketch markers and paper pieced the little dress with patterned paper. Patterned papers are Cosmo Cricket's Delovely collection.
In keeping with the happy mail theme, I used a gingham envelope from Michael's...Martha's collection, I believe. I lined the envy with patterned paper and stuck in a snippet of paper with words to resemble an actual letter. The lace embellishment is from Jolee's collection at Michael's as well as the tiny glitter and pearl flower.
It's so fun to see items tucked into little envelopes. Here, I embellished a Buttered Popcorn Carnival Ticket from my Etsy shop with a snippet of patterned paper and a stitched on button. Oh how I love the little embellishments.
Here's the Copic colors that I used on the stamped image.
So, you think you'll be sending out some cards this month? I have a lot on my plate but I hope to get some happy mail sent out. :) Hope you all have a great July 4th weekend. Eric took an extra day off so we're very happy to just relax and enjoy our family time together. Light some fireworks for me!