Friday, 5 August 2011

Going Postal: Good Mail

Hi. You know when some envelopes turn up in the post and the contents are not quite a good mail day? You know the kind - bills. Have you looked inside the envelope, beyond the dreaded bill? Well if you do you may discover something to your liking. 

Remember my printed labels from my last post? I made this with the 'I Love Pinterest' one inspired by a project in the book I mentioned too.
In amongst my stash I found the perfect little pin stamp which I stamped onto some canvas. I stitched the label backed with a scrap of fabric onto the canvas. I then used a spellbinder label die as a template to trim my fabric. A bit like doodling on paper I hand stitched in black around the edge. A red felt heart, safety pin and kraft punched butterfly were added............and finally some paper flowers which I made from yes you guessed it - envelopes.
Just take a circle punch and punch out some circles. Scrunch them up (yes technical I know!) then fold over the edge to reveal the white side. You could grunge them up a bit more with ink and if you don't have a circle punch draw circles and roughly tear them out. I made some bigger flowers too with my tattered floral die.
I must have had a premonition about Julie's Going Postal series as a few weeks before she announced it I bought this journal - I haven't brought myself to write in it yet.

And thank you for all your comments about my Kindle covers they are much appreciated. If you are interested in purchasing one I will be adding some for sale soon. I shall point you in their direction when they are ready.

Bye I'm off to do a bit of pinning.


scrappyjacky said...

I'll be looking at my junk mail with a lot more interest now!!! Gorgeous flowers.

bekahjane said...

very nice flowers :)


Julie Kirk said...

What a lovely project. I love the mix of textures and the little hanger is adorable. [I think I have that pin stamp too!].

I've pinned it to the board: :-D

Sandra said...

Well I'll be looking at mail in a new light from now on. Goodness you're so clever, it's lovely

a said...

This is so pretty!

Glen said...

WOW Amanda - you are so creative! *Ü* You have been so busy. I LOVE the Kindle cover. My sister has just had one for her birthday, so it gives me an idea! *Ü* Love the postcards you posted earlier. TFS. ~Glen~

jennifer said...

Great project, I've never worked out what to use that 'pin' stamp for as I also have it in my collection! Now I know it needs to go on an 'i love pinterest' project!
fab flowers! x

sarah h said...

This is so sweet, and I never would have guessed those beautiful flowers were old envelopes - you are very clever