It's been a while since I've made some Snail Mail cards. If you are newer to my blog, I took a liking to snails this summer and particularly the phrase *Snail Mail*. I've also made these single layer notecards that I keep hand for quick thank you notes, teacher notes, etc. I needed a few more for my stash so here's what I came up with. I used Making Memorie's Noteworthy patterned papers, some of my all time faves! I love the office supply look and the lines, colors and designs from this line are fab! The notecards are 1/4 sheet of cardstock, layered with another white piece of cardstock and then a snippet of the patterned paper across the top. Here's my favorite part, the circle embellishment. Who knew you could pack so many fun things into one small circle. First, I reached for my JustRite Small Alphabet stamps and Round Monogram Stamper to create the sentiment that reads *snail mail for you*. I stamped that in black and then cut out my circles with Spellbinder's circle and scallop circle dies. I also embossed the top white circle for more detail. I then stamped Karen Lockhart's snail stamp called Escargot and colored it with my Copic Sketch markers. I adhered my circle accents to the tops of my notecards and then trimmed off the excess. Lastly, I adhered two snippets of ribbon to each notecard and secured them with a staple...more of that office supply look. LOVE these little notecards, they're so handy to have on hand.
As I was stashing my notecards away so that they wouldn't make it into the sale basket, I thought I'd snap a photo of this old box. I found it at an estate sale this summer and thought it would make the perfect box for all my stationery stuff. It's not a prized antique or anything, just an abandoned, lonely box that needed a home.
It holds my address book, some stamps, my favorite type of pens, some packing tape, envelopes, etc. If I want to sit and write out a bunch of cards, I can easily grab my box and use it as a writing surface also. It's a good thing!
Have a fabulous day everyone!! We're off to our Homecoming Parade tonight and then hotdogs, chips and pop at the park (aka free supper and no cooking for MOM!)...and a bonfire to boot! Woohoo. My dad's driving his convertible mustang too...good time to tote around the local politicians...and a GREAT time for my girls to throw out candy!