In this week's episode we'll see more trasparent mail, quite a few awesome postcards and airmail-y goodness.
I continue with experimenting with the transparent and translucent mail. This time the entire letter, both paper and envelope, are translucent. The first one has hand-drawn illustrations of fashionable ladies from the early 1900s, some washi and lace tapes and finally some vintage postage stamps. This one is for Tami lyn who left a comment in my birthday post.
The second one is a little bulkier. It's going to Andreia in Portugal, she was my swap partner in the SPSH (secret penpal scavenger hunt, organized by Fab). Without going too much into detail what's in it, I can tell you that the envelope is sturdy plastic. I made it using these instructions. There's a translucent letter, also decorated with those fashionable ladies and a mix of new and vintage stamps.
The third letter is actually the first one I wrote and it's for Laura. I experimented with translucent address labels, so when you remove the letter from the envelope, you can see that the address is written on several layers of translucent paper. This one also has vintage postage stamps. The letter might not have hand-drawn pictures, but I really needed the space to discuss very important matters that might, or might not, be specific plans in case of a zombie apocalypse...
Did you really think I would send out a week worth of mail and none of it was encrusted in washi tape?? Well, of course not silly! At least this week I cut some of it in little flag shapes. And the banner address label made a comeback too!
Looks like I was extra good this week! I got postcards and letters! This first postcard is an adorable Moomin one from Mary, who recently went to Finland.
I got these two postcards the same day. I had to take a photo of them together. Doesn't it look like they belong together? They have such a similar vibe to them, both picture funky, pastel-y colored buildings in the evening with the lights on outside. They are not even remotely from the same place though. The one of the left is from my parents and shows the tram museum in Helsinki and the one on the right is from Jess and shows the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical gardens in Pittsburgh. Quite the coincidence.
Then I got an airmail explosion in the mail. I admittedly go overboard on the airmail-y goodness, so this time I got something similar in the mail myself. This one is from Susanne and it's a response to this
And finally, I got mail from my favorite librarian Lynn. She sent me some super cute spring mail with comic strips and an adorable Peter Rabbit card.
Thank you everyone!