Remember being a kid and how your parents would check in the mailbox in the midst of bills and coupons, find an envelope addressed to you. Would it be a party invitation or a letter from a friend who moved away? The possibilities were endless, but always good. In today’s digital age, people don’t send as much mail as they used to, but that doesn’t mean the fun of giving and getting mail has ended. Mail has always and will always be awesome. Getting exciting mail doesn’t have to be a distant childhood memory. My reason for sending mails is it will surprise and delight people.
For me Mail art is given freely, without the expectation of something in return.
Mail art (also known as postal art and correspondence art) is a populist artistic movement centered on sending small scale works through the postal service. The simplest definition of mail art is that it is any art that’s created with the intention of sending it through the mail. Mail art can include postcards, faux postage, decorated envelopes, friendship books, and the ever popular naked mail.
If you have to mail it to complete the creative experience, it’s mail art!
I have tried handlettering on envelopes and sent out Diwali cards along... This is the way im celebrating Diwali this year counting my blessings and grateful to all the well wishers !
I sent this mail out to dear Dr Sonia from Cards ,Crafts ,Kids Projects. She is someone I adore in the crafting industry and one of my BLENDS (BLENDS means Blogger Friends).
For this mail I have repurposed an wedding invite envelope and added a postcard on its cover . I have decorated the postcard with hand drawn roses in pink on the corners . These roses were made using watercolor crayons . I have tried handlettering with Tombow brush pens and totally love the out come. The envelope contains few gifts and crafting accessories and I have tied it with a twine to seal the envelope .
I have decorated a spiral bound note book outer cover . This is one of my fast sellers at the craft fairs and something I love creating ! Here again I have tried handlettering a quote and embellished it flower from Itsy bitsy. I have added die cuts and doily along with chipboard butterfly on a rosette to the album and done up the corners with a a washi tape giving it a lovely look !
My next Mail art was sent out to Priya Cv from JOURNAL YOUR HEART OUT and this went out specially for her Birthday celebrations .
I have created this cover using a wedding invite . It was big sturdy and beautiful , have been hoarding this for a year finally before the couple celebrates their anniversary I took up the courage of using it.
I have used this as a card to put in inserts , so personalised the cover with the name Piyu that's how I address her . Punched a hole to tie the cover together.
Inside the flip I have decorated and added a Birthday card for her . Details of this card can be found in my earlier post Here .
I have created a flip album for her to journal her birthday memories or pictures . The cover is decorated with the gorjuss gal stamp set and coloured with copics. I have added butterfly tape border I picked up from my Singapore trip years ago from DAISO.
I have added a tag for wishing her on the corner.
I have used Cardstock from Peekaboodesigns to make the flip album here
The photo mats on the flips are made using Amy Tangerine Stitched stack for this , it features a gorgeous watercolor palette of buttercup yellow, soft grays and shades of aqua.
I have added a mini envelope to hold die cuts and adhered it washi tape so it can be easily removed and used by her . I was thrilled to see her reaction as she received this mail !!
I have a Snail mail Swap partner Jayana shah from Jayana's Jolly Cards
I sent out a Gorjuss girl card and a Mini album along with few gifts and crafting accessories and I have tied it with a bakers twine to seal the envelope .
Here is one more , last one for this post but Let me tell you more on the way and will be published only after the person receives it !
This beautiful mail went out to dear FB friend Rashmee Panwar Rana. I was soo excited and in hurry to send out her the mail that I forgot to click a pictures:P Now that she posted it on the facebook page I have updated the same here .
For this mail I have decorated the envelope and hand lettered again . I have sent along a card, details can be found Here and Tag details Here . She has been such a sweetheart and shared the whole mail here. The envelope contains few gifts and crafting accessories and I have tied it with a washi tape to seal the envelope .
Mail makes people happy in a different way than texts and emails. Brighten someone’s day by sending them mail. Wishing you all a very Happy Deepavali !!
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