Saturday, June 30, 2012

Transparent mail

So, I have been sending some snail mail recently. I wanted to surprise some people and wanted to come up with something a bit different. I put together a few surprises with a card and a tasty treat.

Here's some of the ones I sent. The main feature of these ones are really the transparent envelopes. I bought these at the same time as I purchased some more packing materials for the recent craft fair. I got a sample pack with 6 different colours.

So, I used a patterned card that I paired with a coloured plastic envelope. Then I included a note and a treat. Depending who the letter went to, I picked different things. Some got tea, others got coffee and I did send a small chocolate bar as well.

I wanted to play with the look and the fact that they were see through, so I packed the surprise on the outside of the card so you could see it. I also used as many different stamps as possible to add to the general look.

I also wanted to make sure that these get to their recipients before posting it here and potentially ruining the surprise (I know for sure 2 people who I mailed a letter to read this blog). Also, I wanted to give you up to date info concerning the delivery of something a tad more unusual than a letter. They all seemed to arrive just fine within the last few days.

If you'd like to try this out, but don't have these types of envelopes, don't worry. I'm writing a tutorial for something similar which doesn't require a purchased plastic envelope, but has the same look. I'll post that soon!

So, what do you think?


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