' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Mail Art

Thursday 15 May 2014

Mail Art

With a lot of crafting products coming out of the USA where their standard card size is A2 (4.25" by 5.5") instead of our European A6 (4" by 6") I now find myself designing cards in that format. But then I have no corresponding envelopes!

Fortunately, even without punch board or score board, envelopes are easy to make and, even better, they can be tailored to the recipient or made to match the card inside.
The Artful Times challenge couldn't be more timely and this is what I have produced:

I used free papers from magazine (I can't think how to use them otherwise) and embossed 2 corners with some Tim Holtz folders. I created a mask with a die-cut label (Spellbinders) and stamped a small flower stamp (magazine freebie) around the mask to create the address panel.
I added stamped and die-cut flowers & leaves (Papertrey Ink) and for closure a hand written piece of washi tape.

If you haven't yet tried to make your own envelopes, find yourself a template (plenty on the net) and have a go!


  1. Gorgeous colours, fabulous envelope. Love decorating my envelopes to match the cards i make, really does make a difference. Love what you have created :-) xxx

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  3. Blogger Shirley said...

    How darn cute, Crafty!! I love how you did the BG and your quote is wonderful and perfect for the image too! I am taking a stencil class and love what you did. Of course you really know how!

  4. This is beautiful, C, and I really like the colors! I hear you on the envys. Some of the Spellbinder dies mean one has to make their own! Yours is gorgeous!

  5. Fantastic envelope idea

    Thank you for joining is at Artful Times

    Love Chrissie x

  6. Love the idea of making your own envelope :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Artful times
    Von ♥

  7. Great colours they really pop together, This is the better size to work with but then I am Australian and this is our standard size, well one of them. I usually make all my envelopes too.


  8. What a great idea and I love the embossing on your envie.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet x