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Birthday snail mail

I love getting real mail in, you know, the mail. Not just circulars or bills. Letters from people who thought of me and then made an effort to do something about it. That is why I love sending mail too. (Plus playing with paper. There is that.)

I’ve been shopping (maybe a little too much lately) and have some new goodies to play with. A grab bag package that I ordered from a Studio Calico warehouse sale arrived and, like all grab bags, it was a mixed bag. Some things I loved right away. Some things went into the donate pile right away. And some things, like this United States die I wasn’t really sure about. I like it but I don’t travel much and couldn’t think of what I would do with it.

map die

But then I picked up this little set of stamps, including the tiniest envelopes ever. Why the heck are things so dang appealing in miniature? I don’t know but my heart went pitter patter when I saw this love mail based set.

lovestamps

The additional piece of this story is that some sweet friends relocated from the Pacific Northwest way across the country to Virginia. And there is a birthday that needed some snail mail love. What better way than to pair these two products? Oh, and then the creative juices started flowing. I don’t know how or when that ah-ha moment happened, but it just clicked and this card design was born.

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That tiny envelope sure looks huge compared to the entire United States. 😉

Oh, but there is more. Yes that little envelope actually contains a little card. It isn’t brilliant, but the tiny-cute-factor makes up for it.

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So… go make something tiny and awesome!

RECIPE

  • die: Studio Calico
  • stamp set, small envelopes: Hero Arts
  • ink: Hero Arts, Tsukineko
  • pen: Sukura
  • cardstock: Neenah
  • pattern paper, letter stickers: leftovers
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