Friday, March 13, 2015

#HappyMailIsTheBestMail Card Series No.2


 Hey y'all!

I hope you had the chance to stop by Kelly's blog and see her contribution to our scrappy swap on Monday. Her page is really lovely.

Today is round two of my new blog series #HappyMailIsTheBestMail. See the first month here. March is a fun month, I really enjoyed playing around with each card. Check it out!




Not as fun as Pie Day, but, you know...

So, I have a love/hate relationship with this card, from a design perspective. I love the rainbow inking. I love typography and enjoy mixing my letter stamps up to create different looks. But using all that ink it got, well, messy. I realize part of the 'charm' of using stamps is how imperfect it is, but I guess in my head I imagined it coming out a little cleaner. This was the cleanest version, darn me and my chubby fingers ; ). I'd like to try this again with maybe all words in the background? File that idea, ok?


Hello, leftover Valentine's silver hearts.


Now, this card, I love her. I knew exactly what I wanted to do, and it came right together! I cut small squares from the SC Printshop paper pad and laid them out to look like a quilt top. I set each square with the tiniest bit of adhesive then slowly ran it through my sewing machine.  So, so pretty.

Sewing is my second (in a long list) of favorite hobbies. I know a few peeps who love to make quilts, so I have pleanty of people to send it to!

For the inside I busted out a stamp set from a couple of years ago. I bought it, but barely used it (weird, right? ; ) )

So, now it's your turn! Like I said last month I would love to see a few of you send out a piece of happy mail this month-no matter what the occasion. It doesn't have to be crafty or fancy, just dust off those postage stamps and write a letter! If you do, tag me online #happymailisthebestmail


One last thing-Craftsy is having a BIG sale this weekend! I wrote about them before-their are an online classroom offering all sorts of lessons. I just ordered the Design Your Own Handbag class (and you can read about the time I took their Mastering Zipper Techniques Class here  ).  Full disclosure, I am an affiliate for Craftsy, so anyone who clicks the link below earn credits for my little blog. BUT, I never recommend products or services I don't like, so I hope you enjoy Craftsy as much as I did. If you'd like to try a class for free, they have a bunch of those too! So, what are you waiting for?

Craftsy

Have a fantastic weekend! Don't forget to share your happy mail pictures using the hastag #happymailisthebestmail

Later peeps,

Michelle

PRODUCTS USED:
PI DAY Card: Ranger Distress Inks, Studio Calico Stamps (older sets, out of stock), Gray Ink-Hero Arts, Black Ink- Momento
Quilt Day Card: Papers- Studio Calico, sticker-Amy Tangerine, Stamp- Papertrey Ink
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