With the help of my wonderful best friend, I cobbled together an envelope template that would fit the largest of my postcards. I used an existing A7 template and just pared it down until it was the right size. However, this makes it sound like I Mary Poppin-ed the template into existence while also building homes for the needy, saving a child from being hit by a car, and making a 10 course dinner. Don't be fooled: I might have almost cut my finger off, had several mini fits when I mistakenly cut somewhere I wasn't supposed to, and nearly threw my scissors across the room in frustration—all par for the course when trying something new in my house. But once I created the right template, I was set! All that was left was tracing, cutting, scoring, folding, and taping. I'm pretty sure "wanting to die because my back was so sore" was also somewhere in between there (probably between scoring and folding). But behold my new envelopes:
Ooooohhhh....aaaaahhhh.... don't worry, I'm making enough awe sounds for the both of us.....
Here are a few of my favourites:
The problem now is that they're so pretty that I can't bear to part with them. In 15 years, I'll probably become Gollum, sitting with my envelopes, muttering, "my precioussssssssesssssss......" It's a scary future, and I'm frightened! SAVE ME!
Anyway, here is my incoming mail for this week:
Two awesome postcrossing cards
Letter from my really great penpal Kay. She draws doctor who and star wars cartoons—I think that speaks VOLUMES about her awesomeness.
Letter from Charlotte in the UK. This was an interesting envelope because it appears that she paid for the postage and printed the envelope online!
Card from LR which was an unexpected surprise through sendsomething.net.
These two postcards are for a swap-bot.com swap
Two more outgoing postcards for postcrossing
Replies for Kay, Anna, and Charlotte.
Until next time mail lovers! Happy mail days!